Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a safe and restful holiday break. As we begin the new Fall 2023 semester (remotely), we ask that you take all the precautions that you can to remain healthy. You can go here to get the latest data about COVID-19 in RI. Also, keep an eye out for an announcement about our spring membership meeting.
Welcome New Members!
Welcome to the Community College of Rhode Island Part-Time Faculty Association (CCRI-PTFA). Get in touch to learn more about our organization and how we can help you. Don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com. And if you'd like to support us in making CCRI a more equitable place for part-time faculty, download and fill out the membership form you find at the bottom of the page.
Distance Learning Training
Distance Learning and Instructional Design team offer numerous workshops and training sessions throughout the year to assist faculty in the various technologies available. For information about their current offerings, visit https://www.ccri.edu/onlinefac....
Homeowner and Rental Assistance
Homeowners (and renters) can get federal relief if their income was negatively impacted by COVID. To learn more, go to this webpage.
Office: Knight Campus, Room 2128 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms and Documents
- Constitution CCRI PTFA 2023 revisions 1 (Changes in red pending approval at the Fall General Membership Meeting)
- Membership Form
- Seniority Lists - Name + Hours
- Seniority Lists by Department
- Latest Meeting Minutes
Dr. Joel Gluck has been a part time faculty member of the Biology Department for over 20 years. He was on the original team that put the PTFA together and has successfully negotiated our contracts since the inception of the union. His union work consists of being a delegate for the national conventions of the NEA and AFT. He is an NEA member organizer and his specialties include contract negotiations and grievance complaints. He has also presented at a state conference on contact negotiations.
Langdon Clough has a long history in Higher Education, teaching in multiple disciplines and serving in administrative and formal consulting roles for Northeastern University and Thomas Edison State University. He has been teaching at CCRI since 1997 and has Served on Honors Program Committee, Faculty Advisor for Honors and Service Learning projects, Served on Honors Program Committee, Faculty Advisor for Honors and Service Learning projects, Foundations of Excellence First Year Experience Committee, Institutional Planning and Evaluation Review Committee for NEASC Report,
This is complemented by a record of leadership in public and private organization including the Narragansett Bay Commission, RI Section of the American Planning Association, RI Advisory Committee to the US Civil Rights Commission, and the SPIRIT Education Program. Since the creation of the association was first introduced, he was an active voice. A big concern is the development and continual improvement of the Bylaws to ensure that the organization operates in a fair, open and transparent environment.
Prior to transitioning my career over to academics, I was a Vice President at one of the world's largest investment banks, State Street Corporation, where I worked both in the mutual fund accounting departments and in the information technology department.
I am currently an adjunct faculty member in the Social Sciences Department. I have taught in the Knight campus, Flanagan, Liston and at the ACI in both medium and maximum facilities for the Community College. I have a BA in economics a BS in finance and I hold a Master of Arts in history. In addition to my work at CCRI, I am also an interim adult educator at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections education unit helping students to earn a GED.
I have training in Lean & Six Sigma Process Improvement so I'm always working towards making things better, and more transparent. In 2015 I served on the University of Rhode Island Foundation's Strategic Improvement Committee as a volunteer.
I was a member of the negotiating team for the most recent contract, this has inspired me to want to bring my business expertise and experience in service to my fellow faculty members. I hope that my participation in the part-time faculty Association will give me the opportunity of making things better for the students and part-time faculty of the Community College of Rhode Island.
Dr. Donna Raptakis
Dr. Donna Raptakis has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master's Degree in Special Education, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership. She holds Certifications in the following areas: Middle/Secondary Special Education Teacher, Administrator of Special Education, Superintendent of Schools, Teacher of Elementary K-6 and Elementary/Middle School Principal. She has been an educator in the public schools for 38 years. She was an Elementary School Principal for twenty-one years. Dr. Raptakis teaches Reading, Writing and Leadership classes at the college level. She has taught at Bryant University and at The New England Institute of Technology. Donna has been an adjunct professor teaching at the Community College of Rhode Island in English and Reading since 2008. She also teaches Driver’s Education in the Division of Workforce and Partnerships at CCRI.
During her tenure as Principal, Dr. Raptakis was a strong advocate for educating all students and always sought out funding to enhance teaching and learning for her faculty and students. She was an avid grant writer for the district and was awarded many technology grants for her schools and presented at National Conferences in the area of technology. She also was nominated for Teacher and Principal of the Year, as well as the Rhode Island College Alumni Award. Dr. Raptakis was a mentor for Principals and teachers and led many committees at the district level in Coventry. In addition, she served on numerous leadership committees at the state level. In 2016, she was the state and national winner of the Rookie of the Year Award for Innovative Education in Science for all elementary schools in the country. She also received the 2017 RI State Service Award from The Vince Lombardi Lodge. She is on the Board for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving and a member of the Senate Leadership Committee at CCRI. She has been a strong supporter of several charitable organizations in Rhode Island and has donated her time and knowledge to improving her community and education for all students.