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Nuts & Bolts: Core Bargaining Team, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, NTT promotion deadline and pass/fail deadline


Dear Members, 

Core Bargaining Team: Meet your team.

We are pleased to announce the members of your Core Bargaining Team who will be negotiating our 2024-2027 contract. 

Ellen Frank, Senior Lecturer II, Economics

Jason Rodriquez, Associate Prof, Sociology

Keith Jones, Lecturer Africana Studies

Heike Schotten, Professor, Political Science

Caroline Coscia, Senior Lecturer II, Political Sci

Steve Striffler, Professor, Labor Studies/Anth.

Jessica Holden, Librarian IV, Healey Library


Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Vacancy

The FSU Executive Committee is concerned that the position of Assistant Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been vacant since the summer and that there seems to be no timeline for filling the position. 

On November 10th, we sent an email to the Chancellor requesting to meet with him about this. Our concerns included:  

Why hasn’t the campus community been informed of and updated on this vacancy? 

If a review is taking place, what individuals are partaking?  Are all levels of stakeholders included?  Will the review results be communicated to the campus community?

If the review results in a change of office structure and operations, who makes the determination?  What group is responsible for writing adjusted job descriptions? 

Will there be a search committee for this position?  The FSU along with other stakeholders expect to be part of the committee and participate in the process.

We will keep you updated.

Non-Tenure Track: Promotion submittal deadline

To those NTT’s who informed your chair in May 2023 of your intention to file for promotion, the deadline to submit your promotion materials (Article 21.12.4) to your chair is January 26, 2024.  

Senior Lecturer IIs applying for Senior Lecturer III: Only those applying for Senior Lecturer III will submit materials listed in the Memorandum of Agreement, which was extended to those applying for promotion in 2024.

Reminder: Pass/Fail and Course Withdrawal Deadline

Thursday, November 16th is the deadline for students to select pass/fail or to withdraw from a class.

Save the Date: International Faculty Gathering, December 6th 9AM

Join with other international faculty to mingle and discuss issues of concerns.  

MTA Membership Benefit: Huntington Theater, Boston

MTA member 50% discount on tickets. Mention this offer at the box office or use the code TEACHER when purchasing online. Must present MTA card or school ID when picking up tickets.


Caroline Coscia                                 

FSU President                                   

Senior Lecturer II                               

Political Science Department