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The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston

Welcome to the FSU Site. Here you will find important information about our union, including the contract, a list of officers and  Executive Committee members, the FSU office telephone number and our address. You will also find information about current issues.   Please be sure to check the site regularly for the most recent issues facing our unit. We also have provided links to related sites that   you may find useful for union issues and for professional activities.



Caroline Coscia, President 

fsu@umb.edu

 

International Faculty Breakfast Social Wed Dec 14 9-10.30 am ISC 1400 and on Zoom

12/6/2022

Dear Member,

As the fall semester draws to a close the FSU invites all international faculty to meet, to share questions and advice, and to forge solidarity.

Join in person over coffee and a light breakfast in ISC 1400, or dial in on Zoom  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

From the FSU

FSU Member Survey for Bargaining – tell us your priorities

12/6/2022

Dear Colleague,

Our union contract is up and we will begin negotiations in Spring 2023.  Your Core Bargaining Team need your help.  We care about and need to know what issues matter to you.  What would you like to see addressed in the contract?  What are your most important priorities?

FSU Nuts & Bolts: NTT Promotions

12/5/2022

Dear Member, 

This issue of Nuts & Bolts is aimed at NTTs applying for promotion along with those serving on Department Personnel Committee (DPCs) and College Personnel Committee (CPCs).  We hope this information clarifies the process.  

Timeline 

The Point: “Activity-Based Budgeting”: UMB’s Pending Shell Game

12/5/2022

Subject: The proposed new approach to budgets on campus

Action: Educate yourself, ask hard questions of upper administration, resist marketplace logic however you can!

The Communications Committee is delighted to step aside this week to make room for this important contribution from our former FSU President, Steve Striffler.  Here, as you will see, Steve helps us understand why the much-touted “Activity Based Budgeting” is a dangerous proposition that runs counter to the central mission of the university.

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Friday, 12/2, 3:00-4:30

12/2/2022

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee is meeting TODAY Friday, December 2nd 3:00PM - 4:30PM.

These meetings are open to all members.   

The meetings will be hybrid. For those joining in person, we are meeting in ISC 1 - 1400.  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

MTA Higher Ed For All Event TOMORROW Dec 1st And Update on Dec 2nd Campus Operations

11/30/2022

Dear Member,

MTA Event - Higher Ed for All campaign

Join the MTA and UMB colleagues at the State House on December 1, when the MTA Higher Ed for All, a campaign developed by faculty, staff, and stakeholders committed to our public colleges and universities, is announced. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

State House, Room 428

Refreshments at 10:30 a.m., program from 11 a.m. to noon

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Student Support and Faculty Benefits

11/28/2022

Dear Member, 

As we approach the end of the semester, we are using this issue of Nuts & Bolts to provide a listing of student support services along with some faculty benefits. 

Student Support Services 

In conversations with many of you, one topic that keeps being raised is student health and our role in assisting students.   

The Dean of Students webpage  

The Point: Accentuate the Positive

11/28/2022

Greetings, Colleagues,

Subject: Collective Wisdom and Thoughtful Action at UMB

Action: Keep the Pressure on about Potential University Reorganization!

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Salary Increases

11/21/2022

Dear Member, 

The Point: Academic (Dis)Organization

11/21/2022

Greetings, Colleagues,

Subject: The Provost’s Proposal to Move Three Academic Departments Out of CLA

Action: Attend College of Liberal Arts (CLA) meeting today if you are faculty in CLA; otherwise, consider how to join the larger conversation around shared governance this plan demands

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