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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…

07 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…

31 th
July

Some of What We’ve Been Reading This Month – July 2017

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

This is the first of what will become a monthly round-up of education-related news that we've been reading. Please feel free to discuss any of these articles in the comments thread or to post links to articles you think our membership, as well as others who come to this blog, should know about. You're also…

24 th
July

How Do You Measure a Community College’s Success?

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Some of us have been around long enough to remember, maybe twenty or so years ago, when a SUNY-generated “community college report card” was making the rounds. Nassau Community College fell somewhere in the bottom half of the rankings on a couple of significant measures, one of them being our graduation rate, which was determined…

17 th
July

Here’s Some of What Betsy DeVos Has Said About Higher Education

Posted by The NCCFT Executive Committee

Adam Harris of The Chronicle of Higher Education has compiled a chronological list of the major statements about higher education made by Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos since October 2016. Here are some of Secretary DeVos’ that are worth noting: January 17, 2017: During a contentious confirmation hearing, Ms. DeVos speaks at some length about…

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…

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