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UMB Conversation on Structural Racism

10/13/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The Sankofa Conversations Series on Structural Racism is taking place at UMass Boston during the Fall semester.  The first discussion – An Anti-Racism and Health-Promoting Campus Conversation -- takes place this Thursday (10/15) from 6:30 to 8:30pm.   The attached flyer outlines the rest of the Fall events.

Please register here for Thursday:

REMINDER: FSU General Assembly Meeting, TODAY, October 7th, 4-5

10/7/2020

Dear FSU Member, 

A reminder that we are holding a Fall semester general assembly meeting TODAY Wednesday, October 7th 4PM -5PM EDT. Contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info:

Each Spring the FSU is required to hold an annual meeting where the primary activity is to adopt a budget.  Our bylaws allow for us to hold additional membership meetings beyond the annual meeting and these are called general assembly meetings. 

REMINDER: FSU General Assembly Meeting, TOMORROW, October 7th, 4-5

10/6/2020

Dear FSU Member, 

A reminder that we are holding a Fall semester general assembly meeting TOMORROW Wednesday, October 7th 4PM -5PM EDT. Contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info.

Each Spring the FSU is required to hold an annual meeting where the primary activity is to adopt a budget.  Our bylaws allow for us to hold additional membership meetings beyond the annual meeting and these are called general assembly meetings. 

The Point: Surveillance States

10/5/2020

In which we consider the matter of why UMB’s administration would choose to propose new contract language on “academic freedom” and what questions this raises about cultures of surveillance. 

The examination combines the techniques of an observing hierarchy and those of a normalizing judgement.                      

--Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish 

Greetings, Colleagues: 

REMINDER: FSU Special Election – Nomination Period extended

10/1/2020

Dear Tenured FSU Member,    

A final reminder that the deadline for submitting nominations for the vacant Tenured faculty member representative on the FSU Executive Committee has been extended to Monday, October 5th at 5PM EDT.  

The vacancy is a result of a resignation and to make sure tenured faculty have the full complement of four representatives, a special election is being held to fill the seat. The term of office begins once election results are posted and ends May 2022. 

Attached is the Nomination Form.      

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