Higher Education

ACTIVIST ALERT: Wear or pass out ‘fund UMB’ stickers at graduation tomorrow

Dear Colleagues:

Campus organizers working with the Coalition to Save UMB have created eye-catching stickers that we're encouraging faculty, students, and others to wear at tomorrow's UMB undergraduate commencement.  The simple message:  "Fund UMB."

Voluntary separation bonus and other news from the FSU

Dear Colleague,

We want to update you on a number of important issues:

Spring 2018 cuts, May 20 rally, and other important updates from the FSU

Dear Colleague,

We want to update you on a number of important issues:

Course Cancellations for Spring 2018:  We are hearing that there are possibly more course cancellations in departments for the spring of 2018.  Let us know what is happening in your department, and how many fewer sections and/or faculty you may have, and the effects of these (higher course caps, more teaching CAPs or Navitas). 

All Summer Courses Restored!

Dear Colleagues,

We are thrilled to inform you that all summer courses that were cut by the Administration have now been restored. Departments will once again have primary responsibility over whether or not courses run, not the administration!   Departments themselves have chosen to cancel very few.   (Any courses that do not reach 12 students for undergraduate and 8 for graduate sections will still be subject to cancellation the week before these classes begin, however). 

Rather than defer payment for these courses, instructors will be paid on time. 

Class cancellation petition and BoT protest next week

Dear Colleagues:

Course Cancellations:  We have heard from many of you that classes that are required for your major or that are full have or will be been cancelled.  Please protest this problem by signing the petition here that asks for transparency in the budget process, consultation with departments and faculty when classes are cancelled, and keeping classes that are required for majors or that always fill up. 

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