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

Faculty alternatives

Here’s a post where I will try to link to current drafts of faculty-generated alternatives to the chancellor’s reorganizational scheme. Don’t hesitate to let me know if I’ve missed your plan, or posted an out of date alternative plan.

As I write this (4/30), I am aware of other efforts in Media, Arts and Design (a college level proposal), transportation, and engineering, but do not have documents to post.

School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences

Proposal for School Math Stat Sciences

RME Math Stat School

Math Votes-Math and Stat School

Chair Support letter

RME approval vote school math & stat

Dissent

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

CoSSH RME (with votes)

 

FA News: Election party; unpaid adjuncts

Here’s the latest newsletter.

FA News April 27

FA Reviews of A9 proposals

Cf. the posts on revised A9 plans, and faculty votes on A9 plans.

We’ll post the official FA Reviews of Program changes plans here as they are ready.  While each plan is specific to the department(s) involved, each also contains a good deal of information that may be of use to faculty as they consider the plan in their own area.

FA on Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (faculty proposal)

FA review of plan for School of Earth Sciences and Sustainability

FA review of plan for School of Computing

FA on School of Biological Sciences

FA on School of Human Sciences

FA on Health Sciences

FA on School of Agricultural Sciences

FA on Analytics, Finance, & Economics

FA on Justice and Public Safety

FA on Management and Marketing

FA on Applied Engineering and Technology

FA on School of Education

FA on School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

Faculty RME votes

This post should now be complete for the time being, as we anticipate that the administration will share no further school plans over the summer.

Some corrections made on 5/22 to the Marketing and Management school materials (and vote tally).

For Program Change Plans (the documents being voted on), see this post.

For FA reviews of plans, see this post

Read more of this post

FA News 4/5/2018

Here’s the latest newsletter, with an update on restructuring and the upcoming BOT meeting.

FA News 5 April 2018