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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 Vaccine Survey – Should Vaccines be Required?

3/29/2021

Dear FSU Members,

With the possibility of campus opening in a significant way for the Fall semester, the FSU has gotten an increasing number of emails about health and safety concerns, particularly with respect to whether the vaccine will be required for coming to campus.   Please fill out this four question survey and let us know what you think  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for link to the survey).

Steve Striffler

FSU President

The Point: ICYMI

3/29/2021

Greetings, Colleagues:

Some weeks I think my job in The Point is to communicate what seems like breaking news, FSU Ex-Com business of particular note, or announcements of upcoming events and actions.

Academic Freedom Forum and Resources

3/26/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Funding for Higher Education – basic info

3/26/2021

Dear FSU Members,

As part of the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan Act, the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund will provide an estimated $438,512,747 for Massachusetts colleges and universities, with UMass Boston getting over $37 million in the latest relief package, and over $70 million in total (from the various relief packages dating back to Trump Administration).

NTT Survey on Service & Research: Deadline Tomorrow!

3/25/2021

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU realizes that NTT faculty often go above and beyond in their service to the university and our students.  We also know that many NTT are actively engaged in research and writing in addition to teaching.

Seeking FSU Delegates to The MTA Annual Meeting

3/25/2021

Dear FSU Member,

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) Annual meeting will be held virtually Friday and Saturday, April 30- May 1, 2021 (see here for more information).  The FSU is allotted 15 delegates.   Please let us know by the end of the day Thursday, April 8th if you would like to serve as a delegate (if you have any questions on the MTA Annual Meeting let us know).

Sincerely,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 2-3:30

3/24/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Wednesday from 2-3:30 pm.

These meetings are open to all members.   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

The meetings tend to be a mix of routine, keep-the-trains-running, agenda items along with more substantive discussion about the larger issues facing faculty and librarians.   This week we will be talking about FSU constituency meetings, the FSU Annual Meeting, and other issues.

TODAY! FSU Forum – Academic Freedom

3/24/2021

Are you worried about saying “the wrong thing” in the classroom? Concerned that your academic freedom may not be guaranteed when it comes to your research findings or social media presence? Why does there seem to be a sudden flurry of high-profile incidents of faculty being singled out and targeted for improper or incendiary speech, whether in the classroom, their research, or their Twitter remarks?

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