Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Member Benefits Summary

Schedule of part-time adjunct faculty (ECCFA) benefits

The information provided here contains general guidelines and information; please pay attention to eligibility based on your current classification.

If you have questions on eligibility or applicability of a benefit or policy, please refer to the current ECCFA Contract (UAI/UAII), the Administrative Procedures (Non-Union ADJ) and benefit documents and forms located on eNet and/or contact Human Resources-Benefits by calling 847-214-7988 or 847-214-7125.

Medical Insurance (Non-Union Adjunct Faculty, Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


The Health Insurance Marketplace can help employees evaluate coverage options, including eligibility and cost. Visit HealthCare.gov for information.

Dental / Vision Insurance (Non-Union Adjunct Faculty, Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


Delta Dental offers special pricing on individual dental insurance policies to ECC employees. More information can be found on ECC’s intranet. Log in via the accessECC portal.

VSP Direct offers individual vision insurance policies to ECC employees. More information can be found on ECC’s intranet. Log in via the accessECC portal.

Retirement Plans (Non-Union Adjunct Faculty, Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provides retirement, disability, death and survivors’ benefits to eligible SURS participants and annuitants. ECC employees contribute a fixed percentage of gross earnings which is deposited into the employee's chosen retirement plan. In addition, employees contribute a fixed percentage of earnings to fund a retiree health insurance plan.

Employees may elect to participate in a 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plan and/or a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Both plans allow employees to save for retirement by setting aside earnings on a pre-tax basis.   

Sick Leave (Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


Unit Adjunct Faculty I

  • Earn 1 day per semester per class taught, not to exceed 2 days. 2 days may be used per semester.*
  • Library faculty earn 3 days per calendar year. 3 days may be used per year.*
  • May be eligible to request a withdrawl from the Faculty Sick Bank.*

Unit Adjunct Faculty II

  • Earn 3 days per semester. 3 days may be used per semester.*
  • Library faculty earn 6 days per calendar year. 6 days may be used per year.*
  • May be eligible to request a withdrawl from the Faculty Sick Bank.*

Professional Expense Reimbursement (Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


Eligible employees may be reimbursed up to $200 per active semester (excluding summer) for professional expenses incurred throughout the academic year, that are directly applicable to the employee's position with the college.*

Professional Development (Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


Funds for professional development activities will be allocated on a competitive basis by the Faculty Development Committee and shall be subject to the approval of the Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Development.*

Tuition Reimbursement (Non-Union Adjunct Faculty, Unit Adjunct Faculty I, Unit Adjunct Faculty II)


Non-Union Adjunct Faculty

Tuition reimbursement credits will be earned at a rate of one credit hour for each credit hour taught. Credits may be used to seek reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age twenty-five (25) or younger take at Elgin Community College in which they earn a grade of "C" or better.*

Unit Adjunct Faculty I

Tuition reimbursement is earned at a rate of one credit hour for each credit hour taught. Library faculty earn 8 credit hours per calendar year. Credits may be used to seek reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age twenty-five (25) or younger take at Elgin Community College in which they earn a grade of "C" or better.*

Unit Adjunct Faculty II

Employees may seek reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age twenty-five (25) or younger take at Elgin Community College in which they earn a grade of "C" or better.*

Additional Benefits


  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program available 24/7.
  • Be sure to ask about discounts provided to ECC employees when frequenting local businesses.
  • See our Work-Life Balance information for other wellness benefits that may be available.

Please refer to the ECCFA contract - PDF for details.