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Minutes 10 March 2017

Monday, March 13th, 2017

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held in EDU 161 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including ten members of the Council.


Minutes. Minutes from the February 24 meeting approved.


President’s Report. Discussion of the situation of the faculty of the former ESPG department.
Old Business.

  • Chapter Election. The ballots will be in the mail shortly.
  • Lowry Park. We have received RSVPs from UFF members for attending the Lowry Park event on March 11: about 40 adults and 25 children.
    • Motion made and seconded to thank and recognize Marcy Cockrell for her hard work organizing the Lowry Park event. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Grievances. Steve Lang will act as interim Grievance Chair this summer.
  • College of Education. Discussion of chair search.


Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion of assignments.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 13 March 2017.

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Minutes 24 February 2017

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held in NES 104 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including seven members of the Council, and three guests.


Minutes. Minutes from the February 10 meeting approved.


President’s Report. Discussion on the situation in the College of Marine Science. Discussion of travel ban.
Old Business.

  • Discussion of the picnic at Lowry Park Zoo.
  • Discussion of the Instructor Survey.


Other Issues.

  • Reorganization of the Science Faculty at USF St. Petersburg. Discussion.
  • The College of Education. Discussion.
  • Kerry Myers has resigned as Grievance Chair.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 5 March 2017.

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Minutes 10 February 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held in USC 150 on USF St. Petersburg.


Attendance & Introductions. Eleven members, including eight members of the Council, and two guests.


Minutes. Minutes from the January 27 meeting approved.


President’s Report. Discussion on the situation in the College of Marine Science.
Result of Reorganization of USF St. Petersburg College of Arts and Sciences. Situation of former ESPG faculty.
New Business.

  • Discussion of the picnic at Lowry Park Zoo.
  • Discussion of the nomination of a new grievance chair.
  • Discussion of travel scholarship program.
  • Discussion of GA salary.

Committee Reports.

  • Membership. Discussion of campaign.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 23 February 2017.

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Council Minute 10 February 2017

Friday, February 10th, 2017


On February 3, President Art Shapiro nominated Kerry Myer to be Grievance Chair. The Council vote on whether to confirm the nomination was conducted electronically, and as of February 10, of the 19 members of the Council, 13 voted YES, three voted NO, and three had not voted. The majority of the Council voting to confirm the nomination, Kerry Myer is appointed Chair of the Grievance Committee.

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Minutes 27 January 2017

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held in EDU 161 on USF Tampa.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, including five members of the Council, and one guest.


Minutes. Minutes from the January 13 meeting approved.


President’s Report. Discussion on recent developments in the USF system.
Old Business.

  • The instructor surveys have been returned and reviewed. The February 24 meeting will have instructor issues as the primary topic.
  • Discussion on recruiting a new grievance chair.
  • There will be a picnic lunch on March 11 at Lowry Park Zoo for UFF members. The cost includes an insurance rider for up to $ 500.
    • Motion made and seconded to commit funds to pay for the insurance rider.

Committee Reports.

  • Grievances. Updates on outstanding grievances.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 5 February 2017.

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Minutes 13 January 2017

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Nine members, including seven members of the Council, and four guests.


Minutes. Minutes from the December 9 meeting approved.


New Business.

  • Election Proposal. The Election Committee presented a proposal, which was modified as follows:
    • A flyer will be sent out along with the Special Issue of the Biweekly.
    • Biographies and photos will be posted on the Website.
    • The Nomination Form will be an rtf file, and doc, docx, and rtf files are acceptable as submissions.
    • The Biweekly will publish descriptions of candidates on March 6, and ballot materials will be sent on March 9.
    • Ballots will be received at our box at 30238 USF Holly.

    Motion made by the Committee to accept the Election Proposal. Motion passed.

  • Campus Safety. Discussion.
  • Communications. Discussion.
    • Motion made and seconded to maintain an online calendar connected to the website. Motion passes unanimously.
  • Organizing Campaign. Discussion of event planned on March 11. Discussion of other possible events.
    • Motion made and seconded that pending appropriate arrangements for an event at Lowry Park, the Chapter approves a reservation and deposit. Motion approved.
  • Grievances. We will need a new chair.
  • Travel Scholarships. Last semester, the Chapter awarded six $ 500 travel scholarships for professional travel, with the announcement that henceforth, a recipient was not eligible for a year. Recipients would be invited to describe their work in the Biweekly.
    • Motion made and seconded that the Chapter conduct another cycle of the travel scholarships, under the conditions announced last semester. Motion passed.

Reports.

  • Grievances. Discussion.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Communications. Discussion.
    • Motion made and seconded to maintain an online calendar connected to the website. Motion passes unanimously.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 14 January 2017, revised 22 January 2017.

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Minutes 9 December 2016

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm at CDB Restaurant in Temple Terrace.


Attendance & Introductions. Eight members, including six members of the Council.


New Business.

  • Election Committee. The Election Committee shall consist of Sara Dykins, Karin Braunsberger, Adriana Novoa, and Scott Perry. The Committee shall present a proposal for conducting the spring election at the first Chapter Meeting in January, 2017.
  • Spring Schedule. The Chapter shall meet on 13 January 2017 at CDB Restaurant, and the schedule for the rest of the semester shall be on the agenda. The Chapter tentatively approved January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, and April 7 & 21. In addition, the Chapter shall meet on USFSP on February 10, and shall meet on USFSM at a date TBD. In addition, the Chapter shall meet on several locations on USF Tampa.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 11 December 2016.

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Minutes 18 November 2016

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm on USF STampa in EDU 257.


Attendance & Introductions. Nine members, including seven members of the Council, and three guests.


Minutes. Minutes from November 4 meeting approved.


President’s Report.

  • Salary Increases. The raises should appear in the next paycheck.
  • Membership. Ms. Cleary and Ms. Cockrell will continue their work next semester.
  • Elections. Sara Dykins will chair the Election Committee, which is scheduled to be approved on November 30.
  • The National Election. The AFT sent the Chapter a query on the impact of the national election on faculty and students.

Old Business.

  • Holiday Party on November 30. We estimate twenty attendees.

New Business.

  • College of Education. Discussion.

Committee Reports

  • Membership. The Chapter will host several events this spring. Discussion of venues. The winners of the raffle at the last Benefits Fair at USFSP are Camielle Crampsie, Sheila Goethe, Lia Marivaki, and We Guan.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 26 November 2016.

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Minutes 4 November 2016

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm on USF Sarasota / Manatee in B 224.


Attendance & Introductions. Ten members, including five members of the Council, and five guests.


Minutes. Minutes from October 21 meeting approved.


President’s Report.

  • Bargaining. We have a three-year contract.
  • Calendar. At the October 21 meeting, the December 2 meeting was rescheduled for December 1. However, there will be a Toy Drive party on November 30.
    • Motion made and seconded to cancel the December 1 meeting. Motion approved.


Good of the Order. Discussion of this meeting at USFSM.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 6 November 2016.

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Minutes 21 October 2016

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm on USF Tampa in EDU 257. S. Wohlmuth took notes in the absence of G. McColm.


Attendance & Introductions. Seven members, including four members of the Council, and one guest.


Minutes. Minutes from October 7 meeting approved.


President’s Report.

  • Membership. Discussion of the campaign. GAU has had considerable success, and the Chapter will reimburse USF GAU 50 % for soirees.
  • Ratification. The contract was signed today.
  • Calendar. The last chapter meeting was rescheduled for December 1. However, the travel scholarship recipients will be selected on December 2 and the party will be on November 30.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding issues.
  • Instructor Survey. The survey will be announced to instructors by postcards.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 29 October 2016.

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