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

Month: August 2017

31 st
August

Moving Forward from Here: The NCCFT’s Statement Regarding The Recent Arbitration

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

In a post earlier this month, we laid out for you the strategy behind our decision to take the Board of Trustees to binding arbitration over their June 27th resolution, which essentially voided the Academic Senate bylaws then in effect and charged President Keen with writing new ones. As a quick reminder, these are the…

28 th
August

Please Contribute to the AFT’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

We just received the following email from the AFT concerning a relief fund they've set up for people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please contribute if you can: We just got off the phone with AFT leaders in Texas. As everyone who has turned on an electronic device this weekend knows, the state, particularly the Gulf Coast,…

28 th
August

The NCCFT Wins Four NYSUT Communications Awards!

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On August 12th, 2017, NCCFT Secretary Richard Newman traveled to NYSUT Headquarters near Albany to accept on our behalf four “Awards of Distinction” at NYSUT’s 2017 Communications Awards ceremony. [caption id="attachment_4983" align="aligncenter" width="640"] NCCFT Secretary Richard Newman accepts the awards from NYSUT's Denyce Duncan Lacy[/caption]   We won in three categories: Best Website, Best Blog,…

21 st
August

The Perception Gap When It Comes To Public School Quality

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Why do Americans think so poorly of our country’s public schools? This is the question Jack Schneider asks in a recent piece in The Atlantic, in which he considers the implications of what might seem a counterintuitive finding of the Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools. As Schneider puts…

15 th
August

Some of What We’ve Been Working on This Summer: Binding Arbitration, the Senate Bylaws, and Contract Negotiations

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On June 28th, we posted to this blog about the resolution passed by the Board of Trustees at their June 27th meeting in response to the failed ratification vote regarding the revised Senate bylaws. That resolution charged President Keen with designing a system of shared governance that would: satisfy Middles States, comport with New York…

14 th
August

As Educators, We Must Address This as The Crisis It Has Become: The NCCFT’s Statement on The Recent Events in Charlottesville

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

This past Friday night, when several hundred white supremacist men and women marched on the main quadrangle at the University of Virginia, they carried torches that recalled—and that were no doubt intended to recall—Ku Klux Klan cross burnings, and they chanted, “You will not replace us” and “Jew will not replace us,” setting in motion…

7 th
August

NYUST/AFT Monthly Roundup

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Here's a roundup of some of the latest news from NYSUT and the AFT: "New York State United Teachers today commended the Regents for refusing to approve the early renewals of eight Success Academy charter schools, correctly noting that it violates the spirit of the charter school law to grant early renewals to charters with…