PSC/CUNY – MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE CHAPTER MEETING HELD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

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PSC/CUNY – MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE CHAPTER
MEETING HELD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014, 11.30AM IN ROOM B2008, NORMAN & MIRIAM JOHNSON LECTURE HALL

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Clinton Crawford, Chair, PSC/ MEC who welcomed all in attendance.

The minutes were approved as read with 1 abstention.

AGENDA:

Governance Committee – Dr. Ezuma, Chair

High points of the new Governance Plan were as follows:

  1. Faculty will have increased responsibility in college governance.
  2. Introduction of Academic Review to address negative votes from College-wide P&B
  3. Chairs cannot serve more than two consecutive terms and they can be voted out by their departments
  4. School Deans will be elected not appointed and should have a coordinating function.
  5. College-wide P&B will consist of only tenured professors.
  6. Academic Review will consist of only senior faculty – full and associate professors.

Faculty Orientation – Dr. Crawford made a call for volunteers, based on expertise, among senior faculty members, CLTs and HEOs to make presentations at the orientation. The response:

Moses Phillips – Lecturer

Tanya Siduik and Nelson Carrillo – HEOs

Iola Thompson – Associate Professor

Wilbert Hope – Full Professor

Time: Friday, March 21, 2014, 11am – 2pm

Dr. Crawford and Thompson would convene the meeting of presenters and Prof. Moorning would coordinate the planning.

CUNY First - Dr. Crawford implored us all concerning the need to check CUNY First re accuracy in our personal information and to activate our ID for logging on.

Contract and Bylaws – Howard Prince, Grievance Counselor from PSC Central, temporary Grievance Counselor at Medgar Evers College, outlined the grievance process exhorting all to become acquainted with the Contract. Note: (1) PSC Central Office number: 212-354-1252,
(2) PSC website: www.psc-cuny.org

Suggested Needs for next Labor Management meeting:

The meeting focused on the agenda for the Labor Management Meeting to be scheduled with the Administration as follows:

  1. Appointments being made before positions are advertised
  2. Administration should not chair sub-committees of the College Council (e.g. Technology)
  3. Use of classrooms as offices
  4. Need for President Crew to explain his vision
  5. Transferring of faculty from one department to another without the input of the P&B
  6. Signs in elevators and campus map needed

Motion: - Dr. Nancy Oley made a motion, seconded by Miles McAffee, asking the PSC to support the town hall discussion regarding ROTC on MEC campus.

Announcement: Dr. Crawford informed the PSC regarding the discussion on Pathways being facilitated by Education department of the City Council on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014, 10.00 am – 2.30 pm and expressed the need for us to be in attendance or make a presentation.

Adjournment – The meeting stood adjourned.

Submitted by V. Green, Secretary