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

FA News: Election party; unpaid adjuncts

Here’s the latest newsletter.

FA News April 27

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

FA News: Assault on shared governance

Dear Colleagues,
A newsletter is attached: FA News 22 March
I believe it is the most important one I have written, for I think that we have reached a crucial moment in the restructuring crisis, and indeed a major moment in the history of SIUC.

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FA News (3/7): Announcements, retreat

Dear colleagues,

Attached you’ll find the latest FA newsletter: FA News 7 March 2018.

There are a number of announcements—the most timely being news that the BOT is holding a retreat this Friday at Touch of Nature. I attach the agenda for that meeting: 0318boardretreatwebposting.

In addition to the announcements, you’ll find my effort to understand the next phase in the restructuring effort. We’ve had a bit of a lull, and I hope all of us find some time to catch our breaths over spring break, but restructuring fire and fury will be returning all too soon.

In solidarity,

Dave Johnson
President, SIUC FA

FA News (2/12-13/2018): Deadlines

Dear Colleagues, (2/12)

An edition of “FA News” with some important information on upcoming deadlines is attached. Here are the basics; the attachment provides fuller explanation: FA NEWS 12 Feb 2018. 

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FA News (2/9/2018) Survey, college review, BOT

Dear colleagues,
 
Attached you’ll find the latest FA Newsletter: FA News 9 February
Here I’ll just flag one item, the CCC survey, which closes Sunday night at midnight. Do consider taking it, and encouraging anyone you know who has a view about the restructuring proposal to fill it out as well. It only takes about ten minutes. Community members are welcome to fill it out, and student responses are particularly important. Results, I am told, will be completely anonymous. 
 
 
In solidarity,
 
Dave Johnson
President, SIUC FA

FA News (2/7/2018): Grievances and job security

Dear colleagues,
 
The newest FA newsletter is attached: FA News Feb 7
It includes two items that are time sensitive: a reminder of this Friday’s deadline to vote to extend the deliberation period under Article 9, and an invitation to join a new grievance regarding Article 9. Also included are some remarks on a new argument in favor of reorganization, the argument that the revised organization will protect faculty jobs. 
 
I will be attending and speaking at the BOT meetings in Edwardsville today and tomorrow, and will post some updates on the meetings on Facebook.
 
In solidarity,
 
Dave Johnson
President, SIUC-FA

FA News (1/30/2018) If not this, what?

Dear Colleagues,
I attach the latest “FA News”: FA News 30 January 2018. 
 I’m going the attachment route as formatting so often gets scrambled (at least in my experience) in my efforts at email. Do of course let me know if the attachment itself gets scrambled. (We are all feeling somewhat scrambled these days.)
This edition of FA News has two parts. First comes a number of updates and deadlines. Above all, note that the time for voting for extensions to the Article 9 process is nearing its end.
—> Votes should be taken in time to report them to Associate Provost Dave DiLalla by February 9.
See the attachment for more details. Three proposed schools have secured extensions already, and at least 16 departments in total have voted for extensions.
The second part is an effort to answer a question I’m getting asked a lot these days: If not this, what? 
In solidarity,
Dave Johnson
President, SIUC-FA