by Julie Thompson, Regular Faculty Member in the English Department, AFA President, and Negotiations Team Member
On behalf of the twenty-four faculty members who represent you on the AFA Executive Council, Cabinet, and Negotiating Team, I would like to welcome you to the semester's first issue of Update, AFA's online newsletter. My thanks to Terry Mulcaire, our new Publications Coordinator, and the other members of the Publications group—Paula Burks, Deirdre Frontczak, Warren Ruud, and Mike Starkey—for pulling this together in just a few weeks. In this issue, you'll see some familiar pieces—articles that we run each fall because they're pertinent to deadlines (filing for retirement, anyone?) or to tasks that faculty members are engaged in at this moment—for example, departments are currently working on the Spring 2013 schedule, so we're once again running our primer on hourly assignments. Read more »
CONTRACT FACULTY RETIREMENT OPTIONS
Regular Faculty: It's not too late to submit application materials for the Early Retirement Option (ERO)—due to Human Resources by 5:00 pm, October 1—and to consider the Pre-Retirement Reduction in Workload Program. Read more »
HOURLY ASSIGNMENTS: AN ARTICLE 16 PRIMER FOR FACULTY & DEPARTMENTS
Departments go through the process of developing recommendations for hourly assignments three times a year—for fall, spring, and summer terms. It's a complicated process, and, because we're talking about people's livelihoods, it's important to get it right. Read more »
AFA wants you to have the load that you are contractually entitled to. Do your part to make this happen, and keep an eye on your Outlook account! Read more » Back to top^
AFA Publications Workgroup: Terry Mulcaire Publications Coordinator, Paula Burks, Deirdre Frontczak, Jacqueline McGhee, Nikona Mulkovich, Warren Ruud, Mike Starkey, and Julie Thompson.