The union representing Nassau Community College’s full-time faculty

Month: June 2010

28 th
June

Monday Morning Music – Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Matt LaCombe in the Art Department requested today's selection: "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot. I found three YouTube videos of Gordon Lightfoot performing this song. This one is the most "1970s" but I found two others, one of which shows Lightfoot much more recently. Click here to check it out. When I asked Matt why he…

24 th
June

Please Call your Legislators to Protect Base Aid for Community Colleges

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The NCCFT Executive Committee just received an urgent email from Ellen Schuler Mauk, president of the Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College, and director of our NYSUT Election District (ED 398). Ellen writes: Just got word from Chris Black this afternoon that community College base aid is still in jeopardy as the budget discussions in…

21 th
June

NCCFT Delivers Budget Statement at County Legislature

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEDERATION OF TEACHERS Statement on the Nassau Community College Budget Delivered to the Nassau County Legislature June 21, 2010 As representatives of the Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers, we do not stand here in opposition to the college budget. However we are here to express our concerns about the future of public higher…

21 th
June

Monday Morning Music: The Romantics – "What I Like About You"

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

This week's Monday Morning Music selection comes from Catherine Ripley of the Allied Health Sciences department. She says: This song gets me up and moving. It never gets old to me! So here you go: The Romantics, doing "What I Like About You": What do you want to hear to get your week started? Send…

16 th
June

Help Prevent Cuts to Community Colleges

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

From Ellen Schuler Mauk, president of Suffolk County Community College and of NYSUT's ED 39 (our election district) comes this call for action: The final push for the state budget is on.  So far the Senate seems to be holding firm on no additional cuts to community colleges.  The Assembly's position is not as firm. …

16 th
June

AFT Voices: How are higher ed cuts affecting NCC?

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

AFT Voices asks: Tell us how higher education budget cuts are affecting students on your campus or your ability to serve them. Clipped from: www.aft.org by clp.ly Share your sense of how higher education budget cuts are affecting NCC's faculty, students, and the entire college community.  Click here to visit the AFT Voices page.

15 th
June

NYSUT and NCC Information on New State Early Retirement Options

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

As you know the Governor signed into law new early retirement incentive options for public employees. The NCC Board of Trustees and the Nassau County Legislature have both approved the college's participation. The options are confusing and NYSUT has some pages that help explain things. If you are thinking of using these options you should…

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