CAPS online course compensation

As many of you know, the Administration changed the compensation formula for online courses.  The FSU notified the Administration that they could not change the compensation for CAPS courses during bargaining.  The Administration, although willing to bargain over additional compensation, is still insisting on immediate changes for the Spring semester.  We are currently discussing this with them.  In the meantime, departments, not the administration, determines class sizes.  So if you are unhappy with this change in policy you can ask your department chair to change the cap back to 25 from 35.  Some chairs have already done this. 

Marlene Kim

Faculty Staff Union President, and

Professor

Department of Economics

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA  02125

Email:  Marlene.Kim@umb.edu

Voice: 617/287-6954

Fax:     617/287-6976