Higher Education

All Summer Courses Restored!

Dear Colleagues,

We are thrilled to inform you that all summer courses that were cut by the Administration have now been restored. Departments will once again have primary responsibility over whether or not courses run, not the administration!   Departments themselves have chosen to cancel very few.   (Any courses that do not reach 12 students for undergraduate and 8 for graduate sections will still be subject to cancellation the week before these classes begin, however). 

Rather than defer payment for these courses, instructors will be paid on time. 

Class cancellation petition and BoT protest next week

Dear Colleagues:

Course Cancellations:  We have heard from many of you that classes that are required for your major or that are full have or will be been cancelled.  Please protest this problem by signing the petition here that asks for transparency in the budget process, consultation with departments and faculty when classes are cancelled, and keeping classes that are required for majors or that always fill up. 

Bargaining update meeting, health insurance increases, and other important updates

Dear Colleagues:

We hope you had a great spring break.  The FSU has been busy.  Here’s the news:

FSU Executive Committee Endorses Statement Against Hate Groups at UMass Boston

On March 8, 2017, the Faculty Staff Union Executive Committee formally endorsed the following statement:

Faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston stand in solidarity with our students, condemning the cowardly propaganda actions by hate groups toward UMass Boston, its students, and its campus.

FSU and MTA Annual Meetings

Dear Colleague,

Mark your calendar for these important dates. Meetings are open to union members in good standing only (if you are an agency fee payer and wish to change your status or you have not yet joined but wish to do so, contact the FSU).

► FSU Annual Meeting:  Wednesday, April 26, 2 pm Crossley Lounge W 6 47.  Please join us!

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