Today, June 20, 2011, the NCCFT Executive Committee attended meetings of the Nassau County Legislature’s Rules and Finance committees. We addressed the Finance committee before it voted to forward the NCC budget to the full legislature. The full legislature will consider the NCC budget, along with many others, at a meeting next Tuesday, June 28, [...]
Articles from June 2011
Last night’s Board of Trustees meeting was attended by over 100 faculty who were there to share their concerns about the leadership of President Astrab and the Board itself. We were taken by surprise when the Board moved to consider an item not on their calendar, and that item turned out to be a 3.5 year extension to the President’s contract, which was approved with no public discussion. The Board did not consult the faculty in evaluating the President, despite an earlier call by Academic Senate Chairperson Kimberley Reiser that they do so, in keeping with the guidelines of the Association of Community College Trustees.
At the conclusion of the Board’s agenda, they recognized individuals who signed up to speak. Twenty three people spoke, with only one speaker offering words of support for the President.
NCCFT Executive Committee Statement to the Board of Trustees
read by NCCFT President M. Debra DeSanto—June 8, 2011
The Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers represents over 700 Classroom and non-classroom faculty. The non-classroom faculty includes Librarians, Counselors, Professionals, Technologists, and Technical Assistants. This diversity of the union membership, all of whom are hired through national affirmative [...]
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On May 12, 2011 President Astrab notified the Department Chairs that all faculty on temporary lines would be terminated, and that if the budget situation changed lines would be restored according to the strategic plan.
The NCCFT Executive Committee has been hard at work advocating for the restoration of lines. Since May 12, we can report [...]
For the second time in a row, the union was notified at the last minute, yesterday, that the college was canceling a long-scheduled mediation session (scheduled for today, June 8, from 10am-4pm) regarding LINCC Lecturers because the college attorney could not attend. Our previous mediation session, scheduled for May 24th, was canceled for the same [...]