Meeting update

First another thanks to all the, faculty, students, and staff who attended our meeting on Monday. I’ve received positive reviews from people with rather different takes on the issues discussed, which I (Dave Johnson) take as a good sign.

The most pressing thing right now is what to do if you are among the people who believe that the restructuring process is off course, and is doing SIUC more harm than good. After the break, arguments worth making, goals worth pursuing, and means to achieve those goals.  Read more of this post

Info on the schools under review (4/9/2019)

We post here some documents about the three proposed schools currently (as of 4/9/2019, to the best of our knowledge) under review by Interim President Dorsey.

I. Original schools opposed by faculty 

The three schools below have been rejected by faculty in their units, the Faculty Senate, and the Graduate Council, but have nonetheless been approved by Interim Chancellor Dunn and forwarded to Interim President Dorsey for his review.

There are two sorts of documents linked below. The first are the Program Change Plans. These provide the administration’s formal proposals and paperwork, but also, vitally, any dissenting opinions submitted by faculty.

The second type of document are the FA Reports on these proposals. These reviews were written for the Faculty Senate and Graduate Council, and represent the FA’s best effort to highlight issues we thought those bodies should consider as they voted on the relevant plans.

A page giving faculty votes by department for each school can be found here.

Agricultural Sciences

Program change plan

FA report

Analytics, Finance, and Economics

Program change plan

FA report

Education

Program change plan

FA report

II. Revised schools with faculty support

Two other schools are also under review at the system level. These were resubmitted for faculty votes following some changes made as the result of settlement negotiations between the FA and the administration. Faculty voted in favor overall, but there are some no votes and dissenting views.

Here’s the backstory. The settlement between the FA and administration resulted in the Sports Administration faculty (and their program) being allowed to remain with their colleagues in Kinesiology in the proposed School of Human Sciences rather than being forced to move to Management and Marketing. This change allowed the FA to drop the relevant grievance, as it met the major concerns of our grievants. These schools were then subject to votes in the relevant units, but have not been reviewed again by the FS or GC (as part of the FA settlement, we agreed not to require this review, though neither does the settlement prevent such review). Nor has the FA done a new set of reports. 

Materials posted here include the original plans and FA reports. These contain much that remains relevant but have in some respects been superseded by subsequent events; subsequent events are reflected in the “new materials” the FA was provided as part of the new round of faculty votes this spring. These are supplied here in the rather undisgested form in which they were provided to us. 

Human Sciences

Original program change plan

Original FA report

New materials

School of Social Work Faculty Vote on Program Change Plan 2019

Faculty Meeting Minutes Special Reorg

School of Social Work Director Letter 2018 Reorganization

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified – KIN Vote

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified ASFN

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified

Copy of PHRP 3.25.19 Minutes

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified_1

Management and Marketing

Original program change plan

Original FA report

New materials

PVC-Approval Form-School of Management and Marketing-Modified

PVC-Approval Form-School of Management and Marketing-Modified – Marketing

Email from Management

 

 

 

 

 

Slides from Open Meeting (4/8/2019)

Here are the slide from the meeting on 4/8/2019.

We’ll be in touch with those who signed up about next steps. Anyone who would like to be added to the email list generated by the meeting can send Dave J an email at dmj2@me.com.

Newsletters (February 2019)

Here are the two latest newsletters:

FA News (Feb 11 2019)

FA News (Feb 26 2019)

FA News: Feb 11, 2019

The latest newsletter, the first such missive of this calendar year, can be found here:

FA News (Feb 11 2019)

Topics include various announcements about FA events, calls for FA volunteers (an evergreen topic), our take on the textbook deadline business, and an update on restructuring.

 

December 2018 Voting Info

In December we will be voting on two issues, a tentative agreement with the administration about salaries, and representatives for the IEA Regional Assembly.

We will hold a General Membership Meeting from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 4th in Lawson 131. The primary agenda item will be a tentative agreement with the administration about salaries.

Voting on the tentative agreement and about IEA representatives will take place on December 4 and 5. Members will have two opportunities for in-person voting:

  • At the General Membership Meeting from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 4th in Lawson 131.
  • At a table in the SIU Student Center, from 10:00-2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5th.

Any member wishing to vote by absentee ballot should contact Anne Fletcher (beaselybe@earthlink.com) by 4:30 on Tuesday, November 27. She will respond with instructions for absentee balloting (which requires a double envelope system to safeguard the vote). Absentee ballots must be received by December 5.

1. Tentative agreement

Language for a tentative agreement has now been finalized and signed, and is ready for review by members. As part of this agreement, the FA would agree to extend the current contract until June 30, 2019. Votes will be thus to ratify the entire contract, with the only substantive changes being to salaries and to its end date (from June 2018 to June 2019). If members choose to ratify, bargaining on a new contract would start this spring rather than happening now.

2. IEA Regional Assembly (RA) Representatives

FA members can vote on the election of representatives to the IEA Regional Assembly, to be held on April 11-13, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont. The FA is guaranteed one slot at the assembly, and eligible for a second; there is also an election for a minority delegate.

Randy Hughes has agreed to stand as a write-in candidate for one of the positions. It is too late for nominations to be included as a written candidate on the ballot, but we encourage any other members interested in standing as write-in candidates to get in touch so that we can publicize your candidacy.

The IEA RA will vote on the IEA budget and dues this year, and representatives will also have the opportunity to grill IPACE (the IEA political arm) on their role in candidate endorsements. This is an opportunity to make our voice heard by the IEA, so members with concerns about IEA policies may be particularly interested in running for these seats.

Documentation on the tentative agreement:

New Language in Nov 18 TA

2017 – 2019 SIUCFA Contract TA 11-19-2018

 

FA News: Fall 2018

The two newsletters from this fall can be found here:

FA News 9 Sep 2018

FA News 29 Oct 2018

FA News: 21 July 2018

We’ve spared you a newsletter for much of this summer, but, as you may have noticed, it has not been an uneventful time for SIU. The newsletter below address five topics: enrollment, reorganization, the end of the Dunn presidency, bargaining, and the Janus case.

But first an announcement relevant to the first topic. Dan Silver, leader of our paralegal studies program and founder of the sidoingsomething.com website, is organizing a community meeting (and potluck meal):

6:00-8:30 July 24 Carbondale Township Hall (216 Monroe Street)

The meeting is designed to allow people from campus and the community the chance to share ideas about what can be done to address the enrollment crisis at SIUC. More details on the meeting can be found here, or feel free to email Dan. 

FA News 21 July 2018

Reorganization update

Attached you’ll find an update on the campus reorganization, current as of the Faculty Senate meeting on July 10, 2018.

Reorganization update 21 July 2018

BOT open session 30 May 2018

Here is my (Dave J’s) writeup of the public session of BOT meeting in Springfield on May 30. As this is posted, we have no news of what happened in the closed session (which may still be going on).

BOT notes 30 May 2018