The NCCFT Executive Committee uses this blog to share its views on education, labor, and the state of affairs at Nassau Community College with all interested parties, including but not limited to
- our membership
- the rest of the campus community, including students
- the communities from which our students come
- the legislators who set budgets and make education policy on Long Island and in New York State
- SUNY officials
- our K-12 colleagues and our colleagues at other institutions of higher learning
In general, as long as you abide by the guidelines below, we invite and, indeed, look forward to your comments. Our comment threads, however, are moderated. So, if you choose to comment on one of our posts, you agree to abide by the following guidelines:
- Keep it civil: Be professional, collegial, and respectful in your comments.
- Discuss ideas not people: Express your own opinions, criticize other people’s ideas, but don’t engage in ad hominem attacks.
- Be honest about who you are: While you may of course use an alias in your blog comments, comments intended to be misleading about the commenter’s identity will be deleted.
- Do not use hate speech: Commenters engaging in hate speech will find their comments deleted and themselves permanently blocked from commenting.
- Stay on topic: Our goal is to create a forum for meaningful and constructive discussion. The post under which comments appear sets the context for that discussion. Please make sure your comments stay within that context.
There are some topics on which we may post that, because they involve specific kinds of union business, will not be open for public discussion on the blog. These may include, but are not limited to, contract negotiations, grievances, and political endorsements. We reserve the right to delete from the blog any comments on these topics that we deem inappropriate. (We still welcome your input on such issues. However, please direct your comments to your department representative, the NCCFT Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, or a member of the Executive Committee.)
Finally, because our comment threads are moderated, your first comment will need to be approved by a member of the Executive Committee. After that, your comments will appear as soon as you post them.