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September 21, 2022

FSU Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2022 (hybrid: ISC 1-1400 and Zoom)

Executive Committee Members Present: Caroline Coscia (President); Jeff Melnick (Vice President); Chris Barcelos; Lynne Benson; Monique Fuguet; Sana Haroon; Meghan Kallman; Dana Commesso; Linda Liu; Brian White

Others Present: Lorenzo Nencioli (FSU Senior Staff Member); Katie D’Urso (MTA rep); Travis Johnston (Elections Committee); Peter Lert

  1. Approve Agenda: Motion to approve the agenda. Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  2. Approve Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes of the September 14 Executive Committee meeting Motion seconded. Motion passes unanimously.

  3. Fair Share Amendment: Discussion of 9/21 event at UMB.

  4. Special Election- vacant tenured slot: Discussion of whether or not to do a condensed timeline and whether or not to hold a candidate forum. Generally agreed to have a forum if there is more than one candidate. Discussion of whether or not Elections Committee will be able to send out notice to members sometime next week.  Elections Committee will seek to do that and will try to meet before then (Lorenzo will send a Doodle poll to Elections Committee re meeting). Discussion of need to do outreach to potential candidates.

  5. Bargaining team formation: Noted that a notice was sent to members seeking applicants for bargaining team. Brian White, Dana Commesso, and Jeff Melnick agree to serve on ad hoc committee to review applicants for bargaining team. Caroline will reach out to Jason Rodriquez and Alex Mueller re serving on next team.

  6. FSU Committees: Brian White will meet with Vivian Ciaramitaro, former Salary Anomaly Committee member, to discuss work of committee. Sana might join her. Discussion of possible additional FSU members for parking bargaining team. Discussion of possible blast email to send to members regarding unfilled FSU committee positions.

  7. FSU media interns: Brief report provided. It was noted that there is money in the FSU budget to provide nominal stipends for social media interns. Motion to create a year long social media intern position for FSU for 22-23. Motion seconded. Discussion- Question raised as to whether or not FSU can have intern do FSU website update. It was agreed to add that to the social media job description. Motion passes unanimously.

  8. Department Printer and Toner Policy: Brief discussion of departmental printers and toners. Caroline will raise this issue in meeting with labor relations in HR.

  9. Parking Bargaining Update: The coalition is meeting with Admin on Friday for first formal bargaining session. FSU will update members next week.
  10. FSU Forums: Discussion of the international faculty forum set for 10/7. Agreed to do outreach to international grad students and post-docs as well.

Motion to go into Executive Session. Motion seconded.


Motion to adjourn Executive Session. Motion seconded. Meeting adjourned.