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October 16, 2020

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2020 (via Zoom)

Ex Comm Members Present: Steve Striffler; Caroline Coscia; Tracy Brown; Monique Fuguet; Jessica Holden; Meghan Kallman; Linda Liu; José Martínez-Reyes; Jeff Melnick; Joe Ramsey; Tim Sieber; Travis Johnston

Others Present: Katie D’Urso, MTA Field Rep; Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator; Ann Evans; Peggy Walsh; Joel Fish; George Kelley; Troy Tower; Ann Malone; Thomas Johnson

  1. Approval of the agenda: Motion to approve. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  2. Approval of the minutes of the September 25 Executive Committee meeting and the October 7 FSU General Assembly: Motion to approve. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  3. Expense Reimbursement: Reimbursement for $58.44 for Marlene Kim. Motion to approve reimbursement. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  4. Endorsement: Justice for Palestine teach-in on Friday, October 23. Motion to approve FSU endorsement of this teach-in. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  5. Academic Technology Committee: Faculty can contact Travis if they have IT challenges to bring to the committee. Blackboard migration to the cloud happening in the spring. Only data from classes from last two years will be saved on Blackboard pages. Student privacy and webcams: committee sending out survey to student population to better understand how students feel about this. Discussion about student privacy.

  6. Uncollected Dues: Discussion of uncollected dues. Ex Comm vote on one set of uncollectable dues. Motion to approve uncollected dues. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  7. Organizing/Outreach: Discussion of outreach efforts/strategies to members.

  8. CLRs: Discussion of Spring 2021 course releases for Core Bargaining Team and Executive Committee members. Motion: one course release each to president and VP, one to grievance officer, one to librarian, four to bargaining team. Motion seconded. Motion passes, one abstention.

  9. FSU Forums: Upcoming forum on NTT inclusion and equity. 90-minute forum; one hour of speakers, half hour of open forum. Date to be determined.

  10. Communication Strategy: Discussion of social media platforms and strategies.

  11. November 6 Executive Committee Meeting: Turning this time over to a forum on racial justice and bargaining with guest speaker from Rutgers. Unanimous agreement to not reschedule the Executive Committee meeting originally scheduled for this time.

  12. Bargaining and Labor Management Update: Update on non-reappointment MOA. Update on October 14 bargaining session. Discussion of academic freedom.

  13. Grievance Committee Update: EXECUTIVE SESSION.