Dear Adjunct Faculty/GRADE members,
Deeply and with gratitude, I and our GRADE executives thank you for your dilligence and care for the FLCC students. GRADE has begun new contract talks and will meet again with FLCC, Ontario County admins on 12/14 as we are nearing conclusion. With special thanks, I recognize Mary Krickmier (VAPA - Theater), Holger Stave (HPE, First Aid/ CPR), Sue Bennett (HPE, First Aid/ CPR), Bill Garvin (NYSUT Labor relations specialist/retired) and Bradley Crooks, our new LRS, for their support.
Since 1979, CCFL/FLCC has been my "NEST". I have learned, taught and counseled many students. My interconnected spirit compelled me to help grow strong students and great relationships with faculty and staff, near and far. At the end of the 2018 Fall smester, I am completing my time as your President as an Adjunct Faculty member. This experience has been very exciting and challenging. I would like to make special mention of Susan Blodgett Bennett, who has attended both labor relations and President lunch meetings on a regular basis and with eyes and ears wide open, we have assisted adjunct faculty to successfully navigate so many issues. Thank you for a great semester and there will be continued communications.
My note is not only a farewell, but an employment advertisement. If you are are Compassionate, Connected, Navigator for the best interests of Adjunct faculty - PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING GRADE AS AN EXECUTIVE MEMBER. Please email me with your interest as we will discuss.
GRADE professional development funds were issued to adjuncts who were aproved and filed the proper paperwork which was avaiilable on the intranet under our GRADE TEAM SITE. The funds were discontinued and then re-issued and available until depleted. Also, please visit the FLCC Intranet for the complete application.
If you use the locking file drawers in the Adjunct offices on main campus, you need to empty the drawer at the end of the day so other adjuncts can use them also. SHARING IS CARING.
We still have the Keurig machine at main campus. Feel free to bring your own coffee pods and mug.
GREAT NEWS! GRADE has a new TREASURER. John (Jack) O'Donnell has accepted the position. I thank both Jack and Dianne for their work to complete the process.
Have a great holiday and productive final semester weeks and do keep in touch!
Here are some highlights of what your GRADE executive team has already achieved:
A higher pay rate per contact hour and music instruction
Inclusion in committees, information and on-campus professional development and decision makng
10,000 dollars in county funding for Adjunct professional development
A "neighborhood" watch for equity in course distributon as needed.
Monthly lunch meetings/conversations with FLCC President Dr. Nye
Monthly Labor relations meetings with adminstration to discuss issues and propose an action plan
A high profile where we are known and valued here
Here is what we ask of you:
Be diligent in your work with students
Know and understand your responsibilities for classroom management
Become your own advocate and ask questions of your Department Chair if needed
Develop as a professional member of the WHOLE faculty
Keep track of emails regarding your situation and reach out to GRADE as needed, we are here to support you.
Join GRADE and enjoy the benefits of membership / NYSUT/ AFT
Attend GRADE membership meetings and the General Adjunct meeting and dinner provided by the college.
Know that you are valued and have much to contribute.
Bullying or harrassment of any type is not tolerated and will be dealt with accorging to mandates, if you see or hear it, report it.
Worth mentioning again:
ALL FORMS TO APPLY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE FLCC INTRANET UNDER GRADE TEAM SITE. OUR GRADE WEBSITE ALSO HAS A LINK TO THE INTRANET WHERE THE FORMS CAN BE FOUND. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT TO THE THE COMMITTEE. YOUR COMMITTEE INCLUDES: GLORIA DANCAUSE, SUSAN BENNETT AND CASSY KENT.
THERE IS A WHITE BINDER IN THE ADJUNCT OFFICE AREA (THE BINDER MUST NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE OFFICE). I WISH TO THANK THE DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS, CASSY KENT AND WENDY BACON AS WELL AS SUSAN BENNETT FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND EXPERTISE.
*****GRADE has completed the official financial audit for 2016-2017. Should a GRADE member wish to view these documents, please email Gloria Dancause and you will receive attachments.*****
Gloria Dancause, President FLCC GRADE