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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.

 Steve Striffler, President

 fsu@umb.edu

 

FSU Executive Committee meeting, Thursday, 3:30-5, upcoming MTA workshops

9/8/2021

Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Executive Committee will be meeting TOMORROW Thursday from 3:30-5 pm in ISC, 1400.

These meetings are open to all members.  Members can also attend by Zoom  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

FSU Welcome - Safety Update and Actions

9/7/2021

Dear FSU Members, 

Join us Friday (3:30-4:30pm) for a Week One Check-In:  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Welcome to the first day of Fall semester 2021.  Along with you, we are excited and uneasy about the return, and also have real concerns about our ability to remain face-to-face in the coming weeks.

Parking Passes

8/31/2021

Dear FSU members,

You no doubt saw the university's latest email regarding parking today, stating that you must apply for your semester parking pass by tomorrow (September 1st) or the pass will not activate before the September 7th start of classes. The email also states that if you apply for your pass after September 1st, your pass may take four days to activate and you will have to pay the daily rate for parking in the meantime. 

NTT workshop on AFRs

8/31/2021

Dear NTT faculty, 

Our Annual Faculty Review (AFR) is due on Monday, September 20th.   For some completing the AFR is old hat, for others a new or relatively new experience.   

To assist and provide insight into the AFR process, the FSU is holding a workshop on Monday, September 13th from 3:30PM to 4:30PM in ISC 1-1400. 

Agenda 

Why you should complete an AFR 

Overview of what happens once you submit your AFR 

Review of AFR sections 

    Teaching 

    Advising 

    Service 

Washington Post Opinion – from FSU member

8/31/2021

Dear FSU Members,

We write to share a poignant Opinion piece on the “war on drugs” that just appeared in the Washington Post from one of our members and colleagues, Professor Tony Van Der Meer.

FSU - Important Update and Action

8/26/2021

Dear FSU Members, 

Yesterday the FSU held a Forum on safety and the campus Fall opening that was attended by about 90 members.  The meeting was clarifying on a number of levels, but perhaps most simply in the consensus that the university is not doing enough to protect the campus (and wider) community as we return in the midst of the ongoing challenge posed by Delta.  

Tomorrow’s FSU Forum – Guest…Format Change

8/24/2021

Dear FSU Members,

A slight/recent change in format.   Rob Pomales, the Executive Director of University Health Services, will be joining the first half of our meeting tomorrow, from 9:00 to 9:45.  He will address concerns around campus density, tracing, and vaccines.  The second half from 9:45 to 10:30 will be an open meeting for FSU members to discuss safety issues and paths forward for faculty and librarians.

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

FSU Forum on Fall Opening – Wednesday 9am

8/23/2021

Dear FSU Members,

You have probably seen the Chancellor’s memo containing the university’s “Fall 2021 COVID-19 Policies & Guidelines.”  We have already received emails from members noting that although the policies/guidelines address some issues, the memo falls short in a number of areas – including some of the concerns outlined in this FSU statement that over 90% of faculty supported (out of over 400 polled).

FSU Statement on Minimum Health and Safety Procedures for Return to Campus

8/18/2021

FSU Statement on Minimum Health and Safety Procedures for Return to Campus

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