Our emblem embodies the essence and values of our organization.
Founded in 1968, Olds College Faculty Association (OCFA) was incorporated under the Societies 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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty Centre & Office
A fully-equipped Faculty Lounge is available for the exclusive use of members during the day. The lounge and the office are located in Rooms 736 and 736A of the Learning Resources Centre. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., September to June.
OCFA is a member of the Alberta Colleges & Institutes Faculties Association (ACIFA), an umbrella organization that represents about 5000 Faculty at Alberta's 18 public post-secondary institutions. ACIFA promotes the interests of its members through education, communication, and advocacy.
All employees designated by the Board as "academic staff" are regular members of the Association. Provision for Associate (non-voting) membership is available to contract instructors who are not designated as academic staff. Honorary and Social membership may also be granted to individuals who qualify.
In addition to instructional assignments, Academic Staff Members assume community, Association, and College responsibilities that include professional, program, and organizational development activities.
Code of Ethics
Our Code of Ethics represents minimum standards of performance expectations and of professional conduct in professional relationships.
A Certificate of Instructional Achievement is available to Faculty who provide superior educational experiences to their students and who demonstrate that they have made a quality contribution to the College, to industry, and to their profession.