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

Year: 2012

25 th
December

NCC Board of Trustees Meeting of December 18, 2012

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The December 18th Board of Trustees meeting did not have the drama of some of the previous meetings. Nonetheless, important things were said. If you have not yet read Debra DeSanto's statement, you should; and you watch the video to hear Michael Steuer's final words and farewell to the Board. We can only hope the…

19 th
December

President Debra DeSanto’s statement to the BOT on 12-18-12

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Good Evening Before I end this semester by wishing you and your families well, I want to relate a chance conversation I had with a retired NCC administrator last week. This high-ranking former administrator applauded the PERB ruling upholding our long-standing practice of converting temporary to probationary lines once crossing over to the 5th semester.…

5 th
December

Out of The Frying Pan and into The Fire: We Believe in What We Do Even If They Do Not

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

When we first proposed a contract extension in April 2011, our goal was to save jobs and bring stability to the campus. In exchange, we offered financial concessions worth at least $4 million, an amount that would have compounded significantly as time went on. The Board of Trustees (BOT) understood that and yet they kept…

4 th
December

NCCFT Holiday Luncheon

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

28 th
November

Education is Not a Contingent Activity – Rich Newman's Comments Before the Board of Trustees, 11/20/2012

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

In Candice Ferrette’s Newsday article last week about our presidential search, Trustee Cornachio is quoted as saying that he is “looking for someone who will bring stability and leadership to the college.” Everyone here, I am sure, would say the same thing, though I doubt we would all mean precisely the same thing when we…

28 th
November

No One is a Stranger Here

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

If you let a needy stranger leave your door empty handed, when you, in need, go door- to-door, you’ll find you are a stranger there. —Saadi, 13th century Iranian poet Welcome back! We hope the Thanksgiving holiday gave everyone a chance to step back after the devastation wrought by Sandy to be with family and…

25 th
November

Out of The Frying Pan and Into The Fire: Report on the November 20th Board of Trustees Meeting

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

The Board of Trustees meeting that took place right before our Thanksgiving break was marked by at least two areas of concern to the NCCFT: The Board's announcement, read by Chair Geoffrey Prime, that it would no longer engage in any discussion of our contract extension and its desire to enter immediately into full-blown negotiations…

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