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December 7th EC Meeting Minutes

Minutes from chapter’s Executive Committee Meeting – 12/7/17 Next semester membership blitz & chapter organizing plan – 30 min Reflections on SPS & JSchool meetings Set goals, strategies, timeline & delegate tasks “A revolution in data” & data privacy → tabled for next EC See end of this document for further notes on chapter organizing […]

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Murphy Faculty comments and concerns re: SPS proposed governance

​To Dean Mogulescu, Governance Review Task Force, and SPS colleagues, We did not submit anonymous responses to the proposed Governance documents for the School of Professional Studies. Instead, we write as a group to raise our concerns and objections directly to our colleagues across the school. The Murphy Institute is currently part of the School […]

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Resolution Against the Proposed Plan to Implement an ‘Excellency Fee’ for Masters’ Students

Adopted 11/13/17   WHEREAS, President Chase Robinson and Provost Joy Connolly have proposed a plan to effectively increase the tuition for Masters’ students at the Graduate Center by proposing a $100/credit ‘excellency fee’; and WHEREAS, Masters’ students are required to take 6-12 credits for full-time status, and most Masters’ students take at least 6 credits […]

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November 13th Chapter Meeting Notes

Notes from GC Chapter Meeting – 11/13/17 12:40: Approve agenda Bill Herbert made announcement about the National Higher Education Collective Bargaining Conference happening on April 15-17, 2018 at the CUNY Graduate Center. Resolution Against the Proposed Plan to Implement an ‘Excellency Fee’ for Masters’ Students. Presented by Doctoral Student Council President Chase Robinson and Provost […]

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November 3rd EC Meeting Minutes

Minutes from chapter’s Executive Committee Meeting – 11/3/17 Reflections on Oct DA & coordination at future DAs – 25 min EC member asked Marc why GAs & adjuncts took up so much of the discussion Luke wasn’t able to set up mtg w/ GA advisory group b/f DA because BT hasn’t discussed what BT members […]

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Proposed Agenda for 11/13 Chapter Meeting

Amend & adopt proposed agenda (3 min) Bill Herbert- Announcement on Center for Higher Education Collective Bargaining, Hunter College (2 min) Andrea Vasquez- Introduction of PSC/CUNY bargaining demands (5 mins) Context for bargaining demands How does bargaining proceed? Brief presentation of top demands for 3 PSC job titles (HEOs, GAs, Adjuncts) (10 mins) Why it […]

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October 19th Delegate Assembly Notes

Delegate Assembly (DA) Notes—Contract Demands (notes from Chloe Asselin) On Thursday, October 19, the PSC leadership presented delegates with possible contract demands to vote on. Our contract expires on November 30, 2017, and we need to start bargaining for a new contract. Delegates were given 48 hours before the meeting to read the demands, which […]

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October 12th EC Meeting Minutes

Minutes from chapter’s Executive Committee Meeting – 10/12/17 Planning for upcoming meetings at SPS – Susan – 20 min Gerry will publicize, Anh will make flyer Jennifer will send email to EC to mobilize to attend Brown-Bag luncheon/”chapter” mtg EC members who can make 10/30 12:30 mtg 119 W. 31 St.: Gerry, Andrea, Travis, Anh, […]

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September 25th Labor-Management Meeting Notes

Anh’s notes from the Graduate Center’s Labor-Management Meeting – 9/25/17 In attendance from Management: Chase Robinson (GC President), Jane Herbert (President’s Chief of Staff), Lynnette Phillips (GC Labor Designee) In attendance from Labor:  Luke Elliott-Negri (Chapter Chair), Marc Kagan (Delegate), Anh Tran (Chapter Vice Chair), Andrea Vasquez (HEO Chapter Chair), Zee Dempster (Welfare Fund Delegate) Putting […]

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September 19th Chapter Meeting Minutes

Minutes from GC Chapter Meeting – 9/19/17 We had our first chapter meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year on September 19. The meeting started at 12:40pm. The meeting began with a report from PSC President Barbara Bowen about our contract ending on November 30th. She explained how the PSC bargaining team along with its supporting committees came […]