We are an organization of over 4,000 higher education employees in Connecticut who, by joining together, are achieving what we cannot accomplish alone. We provide valuable services to our communities, helping to educate and support a higher education population of over 56,000 students at Connecticut’s community colleges and the University of Hartford. By standing together, we have a stronger voice in our working conditions, which are our students learning conditions.
Our work touches the lives of every single Connecticut resident. We educate your children, we provide service in your communities, and we positively impact the economy by providing educated workers that Connecticut businesses need to thrive.
Nearly 600 full-time faculty work at the state’s twelve community colleges in both urban and rural communities. The full-time faculty not only educate and advise our future workforce but they also provide service to our communities and to the college.
Nearly 2,000 part-time faculty work within the Community College System. Part-time faculty are made up of individuals who work in their field of expertise and provide unique knowledge to our students, individuals opting to teach part-time because of life circumstances, and individuals who make a full-time living out of teaching part-time across multiple institutions.
Full-time Community College Professionals (CCPs)
Over 700 full-time staff have joined into the 4Cs, all of which directly serve students in such areas as financial aid, admissions, information technology, the library, and counseling.
Educational Assistants (EAs)
There are over 500 full and part-time educational assistants that work at the state’s 12 community colleges. EAs have specific contract lengths and hours but may serve in roles as diverse as nursing to the library.
University of Hartford Adjuncts
Over 450 adjunct faculty work each semester at the University of Hartford. These faculty are made up of individuals who work in their field of expertise and provide unique knowledge to our students, individuals opting to teach part-time because of life circumstances, and individuals who make a full-time living out of teaching part-time across multiple institutions.
University of Hartford Community Division
Over 150 faculty work within the University of Hartford Community Division, providing instruction in vocal and instrumental music, as well as dance. These faculty educate members of our communities, from youth to college-aged students. They serve as many young people’s first introduction to the University of Hartford campus community.