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November 12, 2021

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

November 12, 2021 (Zoom)

Executive Committee Members Present: Steve Striffler; Caroline Coscia; Lynne Benson; Monique Fuguet; Travis Johnston; Jose Martinez-Reyes; Jeff Melnick; Tim Sieber; Linda Liu

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli (FSU Senior Staff Member)

  1. Approval of the agenda:

  2. FSU Audit (contact FSU office for copy of document): Monique gives summary of issue. Motion to approve Ex Com authorization to formally forego collection of unpaid 20-21 member dues listed as ‘uncollectable’ in FY22 FSU dues document. Motion seconded. Motion approved unanimously.
  3. Elections Committee: Travis: I will discuss FSU elections schedule and new possible members with Jessica, follow up with Ex Com later.

  4. Department Visits: Steve: I visited Biology and Computer Science. Tim: Waiting to go to LAIS and Leadership in Ed.

  5. Blackboard Data Storage: Travis gives report on Academic Technology Committee. UMass system may change storage company. Faculty should be aware that some data they have stored could be erased. Change won’t be immediate. Jeff: Suggest Forum on this issue (IP and Black Board).
  6. Winter Closure: Steve: I Spoke with Joel Posner. Some buildings will be effectively shut with heat turned on.

Discussion of issues related to closure, including impact bargaining.

   7.  Bargaining: Steve gives update on pending FSU proposals, next sessions, etc. Monique: plan for action for mobilization if needed? Discussion of when/if we need mobilization.

   8.  FSU End-of-Semester Social? Agreed to hold social. Steve will ask Savin Bar and Grill.

   9.  University of Puerto Rico student strike: Jose: I will prepare draft of statement of support.