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FSU NTT Orientations

Dear Colleague,

The Faculty Staff Union will be hosting orientations for non-tenure track faculty at UMass Boston. These provide a general introduction to the work of the union and your rights under the collective bargaining agreement. Non-tenure track faculty members of the union’s Executive Committee will be there to answer your questions.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2-3:30, Campus Center, 4th floor meeting room (4201)

Thursday, October 20th, 1-2:30, University Hall, 2nd floor, Seminar room (2320)

Get to Know Your Contract: The Grievance Procedure

By Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Staff

SPRING 14

The word ‘grievance’ can conjure up an unpleasant association with intractable conflict between an employee and his/her employer. While there are certainly grievances that exemplify this dynamic there are many more that are resolved informally without conflict.

Flexible Sabbatical Policy Explained

By Michelle Gallagher, MTA Consultant

FALL 13

Monitoring the Impact of 2:2

By John Hess, English

SPRING 13

The pilot conversion in the College of Liberal Arts to move all tenure-track and tenured faculty in CLA onto a standard 2-2 teaching schedule began this semester, and, with your help, the Faculty Staff Union (FSU) will be carefully monitoring the effects of the conversion on all faculty, including non tenure track. While the implementation of the new policy is likely to have a major impact, the Dean’s Office has indicated that no official monitoring is planned.

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