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FSU Survey – Fall Opening, Health/Safety, and Remote Teaching


Dear FSU Members,

With the recent surge of the Delta variant, the FSU would like to know how faculty/librarians feel about the Fall reopening, particularly around the possibility of expanding the amount of remote classes being offered.

The survey takes less than 2 minutes.  Don’t wait!

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for survey link information).

Steve Striffler,

FSI President

Return to Campus Concerns – Forum and Update


Dear FSU Members,

Fall Opening Forum:  Tuesday, August 10, 3:30-4:30 -- Please join us for a FSU Forum about issues of health/safety around the Fall semester opening.  The FSU has invited someone from UMB’s “Return to Campus Committee” to provide information and answer questions.  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Parking Bargaining is Back – FSU General Meeting, July 20th


Dear FSU Member,

The UMB Administration has notified the campus unions that the Bayside Lot is anticipated to be closed around June 2022. This would eliminate all of the lower-cost parking available to students and employees.  To address this and other on-going concerns about the current parking fees, a coalition of campus unions (including the CSU, DCU, FSU and PSU) held an initial meeting with management on July 8th. 

Graduate Program Director Survey – Report/Analysis


Dear FSU Members,

We write to report on the recent FSU survey of Graduate Program Directors.  We got 67 responses – an excellent response given the relatively small size of the group and the timing of the survey.  Thanks to those who participated!  Current and former GPDs who did not participate are encouraged to share your thoughts ( 

FSU Survey for Graduate Program Directors


Dear Members,

Below is a link to a very short survey for current and past Graduate Program Directors (everyone else can ignore).  The FSU is trying to get a better sense of GPD job responsibilities and compensation across the university.  It is easy and will take about 5 minutes to fill out.    (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for survey information).


Steve Striffler

FSU President


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