University of Rhode Island Part–Time Faculty United

Mission Statement

The AFA continuously works toward our mission and commitment of addressing matters that directly impact both individual and collective areas of concern to URI/Part-Time Faculty. The AFA goals include giving a voice to URI’s Part-Time Faculty, empowering them as equal members of URI’s teaching community, ensuring that members’ rights and entitlements gained from collective bargaining negotiations are respected and enforced. We will continuously work towards enhancing the work experience and environment for the Part-Time Faculty and continue to seek employment necessities, salary, equity and time in service rights. We strive to achieve these goals by leading and growing a sustainable and unified union group with a view towards advancing the status of URI’s Part-Time Faculty.

Who We Are

  • The URI/AFA represents more than 500 Part-Time Faculty members who are employed at URI.
  • We teach 30% of all undergraduate class sections at URI.
  • Our goal and mission is to promote and preserve the professional integrity and economic well being of all members of the URI Part-Time Faculty.
  • We aim to give voice to Part-Time Faculty and empower them as equal members of the URI community.
  • Our union is a member of Working Rhode Island. WRI is the largest labor coalition in RI with the mission of returning dignity and respect to the RI workplace.

Contact Us

URI Part-Time Faculty United
Rodman Hall Rm 119
94 West Alumni Ave
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

Phone: 401-874-4481
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President: Edward S. Inman III
Vice President: Irene McIvor Mason
Secretary/Treasurer: Olga Ruiz de Panciera
At Large: Ann Salzarulo-McGuigan
At Large: Keith Labelle
Past President: Timothy Tierney
Executive Director: Patricia Maguire