CBA Rights – Tenure

  Tenure and Promotion Questions about tenure and promotion are common concerns among faculty. Below are only two areas that compose the larger issue surrounding T & P. I would urge all faculty to familiarize themselves with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and please feel free to call upon me to assist with this or other concerns you may have. ARTICLE 9 TENURE 9.4 Modification of Criteria: (a) Modifying Criteria. The University may modify the criteria… Continue reading

CBA Rights – Weingarten

Weingarten Rights Weingarten Rights guarantee your right by law to union representation in a meeting if, at any point, the discussion becomes disciplinary in nature or if you feel the discussion affects your working conditions. You are entitled, by a Supreme Court ruling, to invoke this right at any point during the meeting. By law the meeting must end until union representation can be ensured. If you should find yourself in this situation, please contact… Continue reading

CBA Rights – Performance

  Performance Evaluations BOT-UFF POLICY EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION (B) Annual Evaluation Procedures. (1) Annually, the department chair or supervisor will prepare a written evaluation of all employees. (2) The proposed written annual evaluation, including the employee’s annual assignment furnished pursuant to the BOT-UFF Policy on Assignment of Responsibilities, shall be provided to the nine-month employee within forty-five (45) days after the end of the academic year for such evaluation will be made, or in the… Continue reading

CBA Rights – Assignment

Assignment of Repsonibilities BOT-UFF POLICY ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES Purpose: To describe principles and considerations governing assignment of professional responsibilities for employees. 6. Place of Employment. (A) Principal. Each employee shall be assigned one principal place of employment, as stated in the initial letter of offer. Where possible, an employee shall be at least nine (9) months notice of a change in principal place of employment. The employee shall be granted, upon written request, a conference… Continue reading

Koch Brothers

February 25: UnKoch Our Campus / Student Debt Crisis. The corporatization of the university means much higher tuition rates, a shift in conceptualizing education from being a public resource to being an opportunity for private gain, decreasing commitment of public resources to education, massive student debt, a shift from full-time to part time “adjunct” professors, and increasing corporate dictation of university curriculum and priorities. Continue reading

UnKoch My Campus

  In Granny D’s Footsteps UnKoch My Campus / Student Debt Crisis Project Rhana Bazinni, at the age of 82, walked from Sarasota to Tallahassee in an effort to educate the public and elected officials about the need for a Constitutional Amendment to take control of the nation away from multi-national corporations. A number of national activist groups advocating for a constitutional amendment supported her journey. Rae Claire Johnson of Pinellas County Move to Amend… Continue reading

Florida Legislature

  Knowledge Based Economy Find Your Legislators It is important that our legislators hear from all of us. Use the following links to find your senators and representative. Senators Representatives Talking Points Call them or send them an email. Include a short message about supporting a knowledge based economy in Florida. Here are some thoughts that you might include in your message. Investing in higher education is the fastest and strongest way to leave a… Continue reading