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April 25, 2019

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2019

Members Present: Marlene Kim; Steve Striffler; Jessica Holden; Emilio Sauri; Tim Sieber; Joseph Brown; Caroline Coscia; Jeff Melnick; Ellen Frank

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator; Heather LaPenn; MTA Consultant; Karen Suyemoto, FSU member; Christopher Fung, FSU member; Tony Van Der Meer, FSU member

  1. Approval of the agenda: Motion to amend agenda. Motion to approve agenda as amended seconded. Motion as amended passes unanimously.
  2. Approval of the minutes: Motion to approve 4/11/19 Ex Com minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.
  3. Update on budget and input; recommended budget to members (see FSU for documents): Discussion of budget. Not required to give health insurance to AA. Marlene: the cost of CLR for Sandy is in the budget and under the third column.  Ellen: change GC stipend from $15K to $12K. Motion to approve recommendation of proposed FY20 JCC budget to FSU members. Motion seconded. Motion approved unanimously. Ellen: suggest having organizer position for Fall, having Ex Com decide whether or not to have position for Spring 2020 at the end of the fall semester. Motion to approve recommendation of proposed FY20 FSU budget to members with following changes: column 2 of draft budget will be proposed, reduction of $3K to GC officer stipends, new proposed FY20 JCC budget will be added, Ellen’s suggestion on organizer position will be adopted. Motion seconded. Motion approved. Ellen will make changes to budget and to Treasurer’s notes.
  4. Grievance Update: EXECUTIVE SESSION.



   5. Discussion of SaveUMB meeting  

   6. Report on Faculty Council meeting: FC voted for Chancellor search, along with Deans’ Council. Alternative was to have evaluation of current Chancellor then, if positive, appoint permanently.

    7. Discussion of hate speech and procedures, processes: Joe: I was thinking that FSU and possibly staff unions can have a parallel process for faculty who encounter hate speech materials (parallel with ODEI or another Admin entity). Discussion of tip boxes.  Marlene: We will come back to this issue.


    8. FSU and Issues Related to Faculty of Color: Tim: Steve S and I were initially on FSU Diversity Subcommittee. We initially consulted with CSU and PSU leaders for advice and what they do regarding this issue. A meeting of FSU members of color occurred that included 12-13 people. They produced a document that was endorsed by 35 or so members. Discussion of report. Joe B: would it make sense for their document to be sent to FSU members? Karen: Send email request to me from Ex Com and I will ask group if it is okay. Discussion of need to get data from Admin on race and ethnicity composition of faculty, retention, etc. Motion to have Steve and Tim S take lead on proposing action items on this issue for the next meeting as 1st agenda item for next Ex Com meeting. Motion seconded. Motion approved.