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Colorado State University System,Board of Governors Meeting Agenda. June 5 2020,Horticulture and Human Health,Business Application Development. Communication and Technology,Cybersecurity,Data Engineering. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering,Prevention Program Planning and Evaluation. Faculty Manual Changes Update Language to Gender Neutral References. Colorado State University Pueblo, New Degree Bachelor of Applied Science in Automotive Industry Management.
New Degree Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Organizational Management. 7 EXECUTIVE SESSION 12 20 p m 1 10 p m, Next Board of Governors Board Meeting August 6 7 2020 CSU Global. APPENDICES,I Correspondence,Page 2 of 2,Public Comment. From Kaiser Leann,To CSUS Board, Subject Concerns Regarding Non Renewal of Non Tenure Track Faculty Contracts. Date Wednesday June 3 2020 9 14 24 PM,Attachments Outlook 1474313493 png. Dear CSU Board of Governors, My name is Dr Leann Kaiser and I am a non tenure track faculty member at CSU I have been.
employed full time at CSU since 2011 within the School of Education College of Health and. Human Sciences, I am writing today regarding your recent decision to not renew contracts for non tenure track. faculty NTTF that expired in May 2020 or will expire in May 2021 This action brings up. several items that are of grave concern to me Thank you in advance for listening. First Section E 2 1 3 a of the Faculty Manual states that NTTF on contract appointments must. be informed a year before their contract ends that it may be allowed to expire and they will be. moved to a continuous appointment Those with contracts ending in May 2020 were only. given a few days notice at most when they should have been informed in May 2019 of their. change in appointment status Thus the letters received by these faculty are in violation of the. Faculty Manual This is very concerning as actions against the policies established in the. Faculty Manual affect every single faculty member on the CSU campus. Second many people at CSU have worked very hard for the past several years to provide a. small amount of job security for NTTF The approval of contracts was one of these. accomplishments The letters ending contracts undermined and essentially eliminated the work. that has been done to create limited job security for faculty off the tenure track These NTTF. are now in a very vulnerable continuous appointment status Although faculty who received a. letter were assured that the non renewal of their contracts and the change to a continuous. appointment was not a loss of employment it was very difficult for those faculty to feel this. was anything other than a first step toward the university being able to easily dismiss them. Third I understand that we are in a difficult budget situation But there are other ways to. approach necessary budget cuts NTTF are some of the lowest paid employees at the. university and the least able to weather a job loss But they also perform many essential. functions Without them countless classes would not be taught many students would not have. advisors and full programs would cease to function The reputation of CSU and what it is able. to offer to students would essentially be ruined As well neither the Board of Governors nor. CSU has made an announcement about this measure thus not allowing an open discussion. about other more equitable approaches to budget cuts that will still allow people to remain. employed e g furloughs pay cuts decreased workloads There are other approaches to. budget cuts that are not made on the backs of vulnerable and necessary faculty members and. that are not in violation of the Faculty Manual NTTF have very little voice in the university. and most feel too vulnerable to speak up and share details of what is currently occurring The. non renewal of NTTF contracts and many grievous and concerning issues related to this. move need to be openly publicized discussed and understood at all levels of the CSU. Finally I would urge you to support President McConnell s recommendations to raise NTTF. base pay finalize all recommended promotions for 2020 and not lay off any faculty These. are great steps to ensure the long term strength and viability of our great university and to. address some of my concerns shared here, I am one of these vulnerable NTTF faculty and finding the courage to write this letter has been. difficult But I believe in the amazing work done by NTTF and by CSU and cannot remain. silent when I believe grave mistakes have been made My silence would indicate my. Thank you for your time,Leann Kaiser,Leann M R Kaiser PhD. Assistant Professor Adult Education and Training Specialization. School of Education,Education Room 232,307 760 9282. http www soe chhs colostate edu faculty staff kaiser aspx. From Faircloth Susan,To Kaiser Leann CSUS Board,Cc Youngblade Lise.
Subject Re Concerns Regarding Non Renewal of Non Tenure Track Faculty Contracts. Date Thursday June 4 2020 9 00 08 AM,Attachments Outlook 1474313493 png. Thank you for having the courage to speak up on this important issue. I agree that Non Tenure Track Faculty are critical to the core mission of the university and. more specifically to the work of their individual units. Best Regards,From Kaiser Leann Leann Kaiser colostate edu. Sent Wednesday June 3 2020 9 14 PM,To CSUS Board csus board Mail Colostate edu. Subject Concerns Regarding Non Renewal of Non Tenure Track Faculty Contracts. Dear CSU Board of Governors, My name is Dr Leann Kaiser and I am a non tenure track faculty member at CSU I have been. employed full time at CSU since 2011 within the School of Education College of Health and. Human Sciences, I am writing today regarding your recent decision to not renew contracts for non tenure track.
faculty NTTF that expired in May 2020 or will expire in May 2021 This action brings up. several items that are of grave concern to me Thank you in advance for listening. First Section E 2 1 3 a of the Faculty Manual states that NTTF on contract appointments must. be informed a year before their contract ends that it may be allowed to expire and they will be. moved to a continuous appointment Those with contracts ending in May 2020 were only. given a few days notice at most when they should have been informed in May 2019 of their. change in appointment status Thus the letters received by these faculty are in violation of the. Faculty Manual This is very concerning as actions against the policies established in the. Faculty Manual affect every single faculty member on the CSU campus. Second many people at CSU have worked very hard for the past several years to provide a. small amount of job security for NTTF The approval of contracts was one of these. accomplishments The letters ending contracts undermined and essentially eliminated the work. that has been done to create limited job security for faculty off the tenure track These NTTF. are now in a very vulnerable continuous appointment status Although faculty who received a. letter were assured that the non renewal of their contracts and the change to a continuous. appointment was not a loss of employment it was very difficult for those faculty to feel this. was anything other than a first step toward the university being able to easily dismiss them. Third I understand that we are in a difficult budget situation But there are other ways to. approach necessary budget cuts NTTF are some of the lowest paid employees at the. university and the least able to weather a job loss But they also perform many essential. functions Without them countless classes would not be taught many students would not have. advisors and full programs would cease to function The reputation of CSU and what it is able. to offer to students would essentially be ruined As well neither the Board of Governors nor. CSU has made an announcement about this measure thus not allowing an open discussion. about other more equitable approaches to budget cuts that will still allow people to remain. employed e g furloughs pay cuts decreased workloads There are other approaches to. budget cuts that are not made on the backs of vulnerable and necessary faculty members and. that are not in violation of the Faculty Manual NTTF have very little voice in the university. and most feel too vulnerable to speak up and share details of what is currently occurring The. non renewal of NTTF contracts and many grievous and concerning issues related to this. move need to be openly publicized discussed and understood at all levels of the CSU. Finally I would urge you to support President McConnell s recommendations to raise NTTF. base pay finalize all recommended promotions for 2020 and not lay off any faculty These. are great steps to ensure the long term strength and viability of our great university and to. address some of my concerns shared here, I am one of these vulnerable NTTF faculty and finding the courage to write this letter has been. difficult But I believe in the amazing work done by NTTF and by CSU and cannot remain. silent when I believe grave mistakes have been made My silence would indicate my. Thank you for your time,Leann Kaiser,Leann M R Kaiser PhD. Assistant Professor Adult Education and Training Specialization. School of Education,Education Room 232,307 760 9282. http www soe chhs colostate edu faculty staff kaiser aspx. From Fremstad Anders,To CSUS Board, Subject Please protect NTT faculty and ensure free mass testing for COVID 19. Date Thursday June 4 2020 10 38 43 AM,Dear Board of Governors.
You obviously face many difficult decisions in determining how to reopen CSU in a safe and. sustainable way As you do so I ask you to please ensure the following. 1 Protect NTT faculty I am fortunate to be a tenure track faculty member but many of. my colleagues are not NTT faculty work as hard TT faculty for much less pay It would. be both unfair and unsustainable for CSU to balance its budget at the expense of. our lowest paid instructors Since most NTT faculty are hired and fired by department. chairs this will require administration to provide those chairs with instructions and. funding to renew existing contracts rather than allow them to be terminated in a. decentralized manner, 2 Provide free mass testing for COVID 19 I am relieved to read that CSU will be able. to test hundreds of community members per day While we will require a substantial. amount of random testing to prevent another outbreak it is also imperative that anyone. who thinks they are sick has access to free testing Every semester I have students with. health insurance who are reluctant to seek medical assistance due to out of pocket costs. That is a risk we cannot take during this pandemic Everyone should have access to free. testing with some of those costs recouped from insurance companies if possible. Thank you for providing the CSU community the opportunity to share our thoughts with you. before your meeting,Anders Fremstad,Assistant Professor. Economics Department,Colorado State University,From Stewart DL. To CSUS Board, Subject Public Comment for June 5 BOG Meeting NTTF. Date Thursday June 4 2020 3 54 37 PM,Attachments Outlook xn0idoti png.
Greetings Members of the CSU Board of Governors, I am writing with urgency to encourage the board to accept the 3 recommendations from. President McConnell regarding non tenure track faculty at CSU Fort Collins Those. recommendations were, 1 Increases to non tenure track Faculty base salaries be maintained. 2 Promotion increases for all faculty including the non tenure track faculty who were promoted. through this year s process be maintained, 3 Given what we know now about the budget and pending the state s final budget in June. there be no lay offs or furloughs of faculty including non tenure track faculty. It is imperative to not reverse course on the gains made by the advocacy of the Committee on. Non Tenure Track Faculty to shore up job protections for these valuable and essential faculty. I believe the Board has already undermined these protections by its decision to revert. contracts to continuous appointments for those NTTF whose contracts expired this May or will. expire in May 2021 I believe that decision should be reversed ultimately but at the very least. President McConnell s recommendations should be accepted. Thank you for your consideration,D L STEWART PhD, they them their he him his learn the importance of using people s proper pronouns. Professor and Co Chair,Student Affairs in Higher Education SAHE.
Co Director Campus Initiatives, Race and Intersectional Studies in Educational Equity RISE Center. P 970 491 5805,E d l stewart colostate edu, W https www chhs colostate edu bio page d l stewart 2292. Twitter DrDLStewart, 1588 Campus Delivery Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 80523 1588. Settled on the Indigenous Lands of the Arapahoe Cheyenne and Ute Nations. Connect with us, sahe colostate edu Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Flickr. From Jennings Louise,To CSUS Board McConnell Joyce Miranda Rick.
Cc Youngblade Lise Faircloth Susan, Subject Regarding Non Renewal of Non Tenure Track Faculty Contracts. Date Thursday June 4 2020 4 32 06 PM,Attachments image003 png. Dear CSU Board of Governors President McConnell and Provost Miranda. I am a tenured full professor and Chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee in the School of. Action on CSU Parking at Foothills Campus Treasury Update BREAK 4 ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 5 ACTION ON BOARD POLICY UPDATES Revisions to Board Policy Manual Policy 100 The Colorado State University System Board of Governor Policies and Procedures Manual Policy 131 Public Health Emergency Response Policy 6 APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA 12 15 p m 12 20 p m A

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