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April 7, 2020

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2020 (via zoom)

Ex Com Members Present: Marlene Kim; Jessica Holden; Caroline Coscia; Jeff Melnick; Monique Fuguet; Joe Ramsey; Tracy Brown; Emilio Sauri; Tim Sieber; Meghan Kallman; Joe Brown; Jose Martinez- Reyes

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator; Katie D’Urso, MTA Field Rep; Steve Striffler, FSU President-Elect

  1. Approval of the agenda: Motion to amend agenda (move Faculty of Color report before MTA delegates item). Motion to approve agenda amended. Motion to approve seconded. Motion passes unanimously.
  2. Approval of the minutes: Motion to approve 3/24/20 Ex Com minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously. Motion to approve 3/30/20 Ex Com e-vote minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously. Motion to approve 3/20/20 Ex Com e-vote minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously. Motion to approve 3/19/20 Ex Com e-vote minutes. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.
  3. Corona virus: Discussion of Ex Com decision to donate to Beacon fund if the Administration asks for Chromebook donations for students directly from Google and apply to the state for bailout funds. Meghan will draft letter to the Administration regarding Chromebook donation request. Suggestions and discussion regarding the CBT proposal. 
  4. FSU Budget (contact FSU for document): Discussion of new draft budget. Motion to approve Ex Com recommendation of budget option, column S to members for vote at General Assembly. Motion seconded. Motion approved unanimously.
  5. Faculty of Color Report update (contact FSU office for documents): Discussion of document, issues raised, particularly racial justice training and ombuds program (Admin waiting for a proposal from FSU). The UMB Administration will be conducting exit interviews.  Does the ex com want to go through the diversity training (with chairs, if the latter are agreeable) and serve as a model for this? Feedback will be provided on this issue at the next meeting. 
  6. FSU delegates to the MTA Annual meeting, May 2, 2020: Motion to approve Linda Liu, Monique Fuguet, Phil Chassler, Caroline Coscia, Joe Ramsey, Tracy Brown, Amy Todd, and Marlene Kim plus any other members who volunteer. Motion seconded. Motion approved unanimously.
  7. FSU Annual meeting: The MTA says that this meeting can be virtual but MTA suggests sticking to items that don’t require discussion or debate. Marlene will attend meeting of MTA local Presidents to get info on best practices. There was a sense that the FSU meeting should proceed as normal with the suggestion that 1 or 2 other Ex Com members be tasked with technical monitoring of speaker order, etc. Suggestion that at next Ex Com meeting, details of meeting structure be discussed and that a meeting reminder should be sent to members by Friday.
  8. Expanding bargaining team: Caroline requests that motion be discussed at subsequent Ex Com meeting.  Marlene discusses problem with bylaws and path forward to add core members to the core bargaining team.  Agreement to change bylaws as the path forward.  Tim, Katie and Marlene will look at language for proposed bylaws change; will do an e-vote after that. Lorenzo will send draft info to Tim, Marlene, and Katie.
  9. Adjournment: Motion to adjourn meeting. Motion seconded. Motion approved unanimously.