Council Minute 10 February 2017

February 10th, 2017 by greg


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

February 5th, 2017 by greg

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

January 14th, 2017 by greg

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

December 11th, 2016 by greg

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

November 26th, 2016 by greg

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

November 6th, 2016 by greg

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

October 29th, 2016 by greg

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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Council Minute 23 October 2016

October 23rd, 2016 by greg


The Council approved the appointment of Joy D’Andrea to the Communications Committee.

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Minutes 7 October 2016

October 8th, 2016 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


Time & Place. The Chapter Meeting was held at 12:00 pm on USF Tampa in NES 103. (Comment. Tampa Bay was then under Tropical Storm Watch because of Hurricane Matthew.)


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


Minutes. Minutes from September 23 meeting approved.


President’s Report.

  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Ratification. The 415 valid ballots for ratification were counted on September 30 at noon in EDU 257. There were 409 votes in favor and six against.
  • Calendar. The next meeting will be on October 21 in EDU 257. Since the FEA Delegate Assembly will be meeting in Orlando that day, some members of the Executive Committee and the Council will be absent. After that, we meet on November 4 at USF Sarasota / Manatee in B224, then on November 18 in EDU 257. We will try to do something special on December 2, e.g. in the Marshall Center.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.
  • Membership. Regarding the December 2 meeting, we will announce a toy drive, toys to be collected at the December 2 meeting. The toys will be delivered to the CLC on December 6.
    • Motionmade and seconded that the Chapter will distribute by lot two $ 50 gift cards at the December 2 Chapter meeting, but that members of the Executive Committee shall not be eligible. Motion approved.

Old Business.

  • Instructor Survey. The survey will be announced to instructors by postcards.
    • Motion made and seconded to send cards to instructors announcing the survey. Motion passes.

New Business.

  • Election. Discussion of election activities.
    • Motion made and seconded to send the Organize Now flyer on meeting City Council and State Attorney candidates to UFF USF members. Motion approved.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 8 October 2016.

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Minutes 23 September 2016

September 24th, 2016 by greg

USF-UFF Chapter Meeting


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


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


Minutes. Minutes from September 9 meeting approved.


President’s Report.

  • Ratification. We have already received about four hundred ballots. The ballots for ratification will be counted on September 30 at noon in EDU 257.
  • Membership. Discussion of campaign materials. UFF will be at the USFSP Benefits Fair.
    • Motion made and seconded that should the Tentative Agreement be ratified, hard copies shall be sent to all UFF USF employees, and 3,000 printed so that the Chapter shall have sufficient extras. Motion approved.
    • Motion made and seconded to send membership form and brochure in response to query for UFF membership.
  • Instructor Survey. We will conduct a survey of instructors, and later a survey of professionals.
  • Grievances. Discussion of outstanding grievances.
  • Treasury. We are solvent.

Old Business.

  • Calendar. The remaining meetings of this semester will be on October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, and December 2. The meetings on September 23, October 21, and November 18 will be in EDU 257. The meeting on October 7 will be in NES 103 and the meeting on November 4 will be in USF Sarasota / Manatee in B224.
  • Surveys. The Chapter will conduct a survey of instructors.

New Business.

  • UFF USF Office. Problems with the current office.


These minutes respectfully submitted by G. McColm on 24 September 2016.

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