Articles from June 2012

Letter to the Editor – as submitted to Newsday June 21, 2012

To the editor: Sid Cassese’s article, “No Tuition Hike in NCC Budget” (, June 19, 2012), requires clarification. While Mr. Cassese quoted accurately from our statement regarding Nassau Community College’s 2012-2013 budget, the article as a whole misrepresents our position by failing to note that we did not urge the legislature not to pass the […]

Dr. Sapiie’s rebuttal to Newsday article

To the Newsday Editors: Missing from the June 20, 2012 article “No Tuition Hike in NCC Budget,” is the point that the NCCFT (Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers) did not call for any increase in tuition. Let’s be clear: the vision driving a budget is as important as the amount of money that is […]

Statement to NC Legislature and BOT as read by Dr. Sapiie

Good Afternoon, The budget submitted by Dr. Astrab keeps tuition flat for next year, and is, we realize, a difficult budget to vote against. However, we believe that this budget is driven by a vision for Nassau Community College more concerned with the political expediency of short-sighted financial priorities than with what it means to […]

MOA for LINCC Lecturers has been approved by BOT

Effective May 31, 2012, the joint employer shall pay 100% of the health insurance premiums of LINCC Lecturers; the salary of all LINCC Lecturers shall be increased by 2.75%, retroactive to September 1, 2011; the salary of all LINCC Lecturers shall be increased by 2.50% effective September 1, 2012.

NCCFT President DeSanto’s Statement to BOT 5/31/12

Good Evening—I am Debra DeSanto—President of the NCCFT and I will be reading this statement on behalf of the Executive Committee If this has been a difficult year–and it has–it is not because we have made it so. Each time we have spoken strongly against President Astrab’s actions, or sought remedies from the grievance procedure […]

VP Frank Frisenda’s Statement to BOT 5-31-12

The recent college budget submitted to the Board and approved by the Board is a recipe for failure. Recent Budgets have resulted in the loss of about 80 Full Time lines in the past 2 years. Once again, I feel we must remind you of the services provided by the full time faculty. We serve as academic […]