Welcome to the website of the RIC/AFT, the faculty association of Rhode Island College. We are made up of more than 360 full-time faculty members, and serve as the faculty voice on campus, in the community, and in the State.
Our elected officers are:
President: Quenby Hughes
Vice President: Erik Christiansen
Secretary: Rebecca Sparks
Treasurer: David Filipek
Mike Parsons (ex officio)
Grievance Committee Chair: Elisa Miller
Assembly Chair: Mike Parsons
Please direct any questions or concerns to Quenby Hughes, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to any of the individuals named above. Please feel free to visit us in the RIC/AFT Office in Craig-Lee 229.
This Chapter, as a professional organization, unites members of the Rhode Island College faculty in a federation for mutual assistance in order to:
Promote and protect an atmosphere and structure of academic freedom for faculty and students in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge and in the acquisition and dissemination of skills.
Provide the best possible conditions for teaching and research. These conditions include workloads, salaries, fringe benefits, and other relevant advantages.
Provide and guarantee appropriate job security for faculty.
Provide and guarantee protection against arbitrary actions, and ensure due process in case of grievances.
Promote maximum faculty participation in decision-making.
Promote the excellence of Rhode Island College and its service to society.
Promote the interests of the faculty, the teaching profession, and higher education in general.
Embody these objectives in a workable Agreement with the Board of Governors for Higher Education in Rhode Island.
RIC/AFT OFFICE INFORMATION:
For any questions or concerns, contact Quenby Hughes or any of the other officers.
The RIC/AFT Office is located in Craig-Lee Hall, 2nd floor, Room 229.
Quenby Hughes, RIC/AFT President, available at various hours Monday thru Friday.
AFT Office Phone Number: (401) 456-9842
AFT Office FAX Number: (401) 456-8694