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NCCFT 2015 Holiday Luncheon

NCC BOT Meeting 11/10/15

NYSUT Community College Conference

This past weekend, members of the NCCFT attended the 37th annual NYSUT Community College Conference “Reframing the Narrative” in Cooperstown, NY.  This conference is always an informative event with a large selection of workshops held on timely issues facing community colleges.  In addition, this conference allowed us to network with other NYS community college union […]

Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift Dr. Astrab, the former President of Nassau Community College, attempted to impose upon us a business model that was the antithesis of everything the NCCFT membership symbolized.  He put together an Administration to craft new interpretations of our CBA, to create a shadow governance structure, to eliminate the Chair of the Academic Senate […]

Statement to BOT – NCCFT President Debra DeSanto

Good Evening I am Debra De Santo, President of the NCCFT. Once again I come before you to speak about the need to replace FT lines.  There are 105 faculty who opted for the retirement incentive but, if you recall, at the last meeting I discussed all of the other lines that were not replaced […]

Statement to BOT – NCCFT VP Dawn Smith on Dev Ed

Good evening, My name is Dawn Smith.  I work in the Center for Students with Disabilities and I’d like to speak to you tonight about the Senate’s Developmental Education resolution on multiple-measures for exemption from taking the placement test. I’m upset at Dr. Dolan’s veto of the Dev Ed resolution. The BOT asked the Dev […]

Announcement from President DeSanto

Colleagues It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the full-time faculty of NCC which, of course, encompasses my retirement as NCCFT President.  My last day will be December 31, 2015. This decision did not come about easily.  I love the College, I love teaching, and I definitely love union work! Although […]


If you are registered to vote, please do so on November 3. Your voice, your vote counts. We need to let all legislators know – WE VOTE!  Make a difference! Please, Vote November 3! If you live in Nassau County, please consider voting for the Legislative District representative endorsed by the NCCFT as these are the […]

Keeping You In The Loop

As always, September was an action filled month filing grievances for member rights, advocating for member benefits, and answering a daily flood of questions including those pertaining to retirement.  Hopefully you have read the NCCFT post about our meeting with Dr. Dolan and our commitment to the need to replace full-time faculty. Election Buddy is […]

the NEST at NCC

NCCFT will be continuing our support of the Nest by once again collecting food and/or money at the NCCFT General Union meeting on October 20, 2015 (CCB- MPR), 11:30 – 1:00. NEST (Nassau: Empowerment and Support for Tomorrow) a food pantry at NCC NCC has many students and employees who are in precarious circumstances. The […]