OCFA OFFICE

The OCFA Office is located on the lower level of the
Learning Resource Center, Room 736 A

Hours of Operation:

8:30 a.m. to  2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

The office is open from Mid August - June 30

Please contact Sandra Hallett, Executive Assistant at 
403-556-4636 for inquiries.

MEETINGS 

OCFA Executive Meetings

Executive Meetings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. 

OCFA Regular Meetings

Regular Meetings are scheduled alternating Wednesday/Thursdays, the second week of each month.

Faculty PD Meetings

Faculty PD Meetings are scheduled bi-monthly on Mondays.

Please submit applications for processing to the OCFA Office one week prior to any given meeting. See Faculty Development page for details.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1968, Olds College Faculty Association (OCFA) was incorporated under theSocieties Act in 1972 with 38 charter members. In 1978, when the College became an autonomous, board-governed institution, the Association's role expanded to include collective bargaining and participation in College governance.

MISSION

Olds College Faculty Association is empowered to act as a professional association on behalf of its membership. Recognizing its professional responsibility, the Association is committed to active involvement in the organizational behavior and development of Olds College.

PHILOSOPHY

Because Faculty serve as a critical link with industry regarding training needs, employer expectations, market developments, and employment opportunities, the Association has the responsibility to influence change in College curricula, policy, and activity.

MOTTO

Proud Professional Performance captures the pride we have in the contributions of Faculty to the development of Olds College; recognizes the nature of the Association and the inherent obligation and responsibility of its members; and reflects the orientation that underpins the educational endeavors of Academic Staff Members.

 EXECUTIVE BOARD

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

President                                                                   Keith Smyth

Vice President Administration                                Gord Koch

Vice President  Academic                                       Neil French

Vice President Finance                                            Mark Fournier

Vice President Communications                            Heather Taylor

Board of Governors Representative                      Laurie Newsham

Past President                                                          Larry Couture


ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Members of the Olds College Faculty Association Executive Board are elected in May at the Association's Annual General Meeting. Executive Members' term of service is for up to two, two-year terms.  Duties of the Executive Board are outlined in the Faculty Association Bylaws found on the "Publications" webpage.


STANDING COMMITTEES

2017 - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR    

NOMINATIONS                                           

Heather Taylor

Brenda Bauer

Bertrand Bickersteth

NEGOTIATIONS

Gord Koch (V.P. Administration)

Brandy Walsh

Lyle Statham

Terry Warke

Peter Johnston-Berresford

ETHICS

Keith Friedlander

Nicola Millions-Hollamby

Anne Blackburn 

LEGISLATIVE

Gord Koch (V.P. Administration)

Carmel Maloney

Laura Mills

GRIEVANCE

Peter Johnston-Berresford (Negotiation Rep)

Karen Lesnick

Ian Morrow

FACULTY CENTRE COMMITTEE

Laurie Newsham

Larry Couture

Heather Taylor

 SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Brenda Bauer

Amie Seidle

Christine Fulkerth

Becky Taylor

Bertrand Bickersteth

FACULTY PD EVENT(S) COMMITTEE

Carmel Maloney

Heather Taylor

Neil French

Lori Kemp

ACIFA PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS  
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

Heather Taylor  (V.P. Communications)

ACIFA NEGOTIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

Gord Koch  (V.P. Administration)

JOINT COUNCILS & COMMITTEES

2017 - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES 

Peter Johnston-Berresford

Gord Koch(Negotiation Member)

Keith Smyth (President or designate)


FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Heather Taylor (V.P. Communications)

Annelise Doolaege

Christine Fulkerth

Brenda Bauer


Alternates:

Nikki Cook

Anne Blackburn

David Johnson

Bob Van Someren


ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Neil French (V.P. Academics)

George Gaeke

Kim Kennedy

Mike Schell

Ken Fry

Wendy Daley

Bruce Brittain

Alternates
Dustin Far

Bob Van Someren


 OH & S

Lorne Code

Ric Acheson

 

GRADUATION

Nikki Cook

 

CLC GOVERNANCE

Kim Wickwire

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE

Mike Schell