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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…

10 th
July

Thinking Strategically About Governance: What Might We Learn from “SUNY Voices”

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Published by the national office of the AAUP, the journal Academe “explores a wide range of….critical issues facing higher education.” While full access to the journal requires an AAUP membership, the organization makes some content available online. It’s worth reading for the thoughtful consideration authors give to the topics they write about, many of which…

03 th
July

NYSUT End-of-the-School-Year Round Up

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

It’s important to celebrate our victories. Here are three that NYSUT reported on in its June 23rd “Member Briefing:” Union opposition helped persuade the State Education Department to “backtrack from a recent ‘gag order’ that restricted teachers from discussing questions on this June’s Regents exams.” The order prohibited teachers from discussing the questions online, which…

15 th
May

Important Tax Information for Union Members

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

31 th
March

Meet the Candidates for NCCFT Classroom Vice-President

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Donna Hope This is a difficult and complex time at Nassau Community College… We have several major challenges ahead… including two key issues we must address: regaining middle states accreditation and our upcoming contract negotiations, always keeping in mind the importance of protecting shared governance, the ongoing issues of restricted budgets, and the continual threats…

29 th
March

The NCCFT Candidates Forum

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

On Tuesday, March 28th, the NCCFT held a forum so that union members could ask questions of those who are running for the executive committee. In addition to Professor David Stern, who is running for Classroom Vice President, four of the incumbents were present: Professor Frank Frisenda, NCCFT President Professor Donna Hope, NCCFT Classroom Vice President Professor Caroline Falconetti, NCCFT…