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.

Click here to view the schedule

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

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

President                                                                 Keith Smyth

Vice President Administration                              Gord Koch

Vice President  Academic                                      Neil French

Vice President Finance                                          Wendy Johnston

Vice President Communications                          Keith Friedlander

Board of Governors Representative                    Laurie Newsham

Past President                                                          Vacant


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                                           

Brenda Bauer

Bertrand Bickersteth

Kurt Spady

NEGOTIATIONS/LEGISLATIVE

Gord Koch (V.P. Administration)

Peter Johnston-Berresford

Greg Loewen

Lyle Statham

Brandy Walsh

Terry Warke

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES/GRIEVANCE/ETHICS

Keith Smyth

Peter Johnston-Berresford

Keith Friedlander

Nicola Millions-Hollamby

Ian Morrow



FACULTY EVENTS COMMITTEE

Bertrand Bickersteth

Christine Fulkerth

Carmel Maloney

Amie Seidle

Jaryn Scheck

Brendan Richardson

Heather Taylor

ACIFA PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS  
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

Keith Friedlander  (V.P. Communications)

ACIFA NEGOTIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

Gord Koch  (V.P. Administration)

JOINT COUNCILS & COMMITTEES

2017 - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Keith Friedlander (V.P. Communications)

Brenda Bauer

Christine Fulkerth

Heather Taylor

Alternates:

Bertrand Bickersteth 

Ken Fry

George Gaeke

Andrea Mix

Kelsey Shacker

Bob Van Someren

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Neil French (V.P. Academics)

Bruce Brittain

Wendy Daley

Ken Fry

Sandi Jones

Lori Kemp

Andrea Mix

Alternates

Dustin Far

Bob Van Someren

OH & S

Ric Acheson

Lorne Code

 

GRADUATION

Nikki Cook


CLC GOVERNANCE

Kim Wickwire


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE

Mike Schell