Minutes from Union Executive Committee Meeting

Present – Michael Abraham, Peggy Codding, Peter Cokkinias, Marti Epstein, Danny Harrington, Helen Lewis, Margaret McAllister, Jeff Perry, Denise Pons, Stephanie Reich, Wendy Rolfe, Tom Stein, Jackson Schultz, David Scott, Elizabeth Seitz, Andrew Shryock, Will Silvio, and Jeri Sykes.

  1. Jeri made a motion to accept the minutes from the previous meeting. Marti seconded and the vote was unanimous to accept the minutes.

  2. We discussed sick leave for faculty and we will look into it further and reach out to faculty with specifics.

  3. We will be doing a presentation at BTOT on several topics: sabbatical, other leaves (parental leave), salary increase, grievance procedures, etc.

  4. A banquet for all faculty was discussed. We will be looking further at King’s. More info after the new year.

  5. Retirement plans were discussed.

  6. Roger has invited the Executive Committee to his home to celebrate the contract.

  7. Evaluation of chairs and deans by faculty was discussed. We will be revising the questions and do the evaluations in the spring.

  8. 2019 will be an election year for the Executive Committee. We will be reviewing who will be running or interested in running. We are looking into the on-line vote for this as we did with the ratification. Perhaps we can create a page on the website for candidates to post their positions.

  9. Disability services were discussed. Faculty should have training to work with these students. Location of the Counseling Center is not ADA compliant.

  10. Faculty evaluations by students were discussed.