ACIFA

ALBERTA COLLEGES & INSTITUTES FACULTIES ASSOCIATION

The provincial voice for the academic staff associations of Alberta's colleges and technical institutes

ABOUT US

Making a Difference

ACIFA is the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association, a representative professional association that acts as the provincial voice for its members, the academic staff associations of Alberta's colleges and technical institutes. Through the collective action and resources of its members, ACIFA promotes the professional and economic well being of college and technical institute faculty in the interest of advancing the quality of post-secondary education in Alberta.


Membership currently includes the Academic Staff or Faculty Associations of the 13 public post-secondary institutions from the original college sector: comprehensive community colleges, polytechnics, and Alberta University of the Arts.

WHAT WE DO

Contract Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Support
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  Award
Innovation in Teaching Award
Distinguished Instructor Award
Advocate for Post-Secondary Education
Annual Conference; Professional Development
Information Exchange

Current Priorities
ACIFA is enhancing lobbying efforts at the local and provincial level

ACIFA is building community, both internally and externally
ACIFA is monitoring the evolving structure and funding of PSE in Alberta, and the impact on faculty work in the context of other systemic changes, and is looking at how to support faculty through these changes

COUNCILS, CONTACTS, AND COMMITTEES
COMING UP

FAIR EMPLOYMENT WEEK

Late October each year, one week is designated as Fair Employment Week . It highlights the contributions of contract academic staff and draws attention to the challenges faced by them, such as insecure work, low pay, limited or no benefits and little support for their teaching.

ACIFA Affiliations

admin@acifa.ca

(780) 423-4440

ACIFA

317, 11010 142 ST NW

Edmonton, AB T5N 2R1

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