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November 2016


FYI: Highlights from the Executive Council and other news of note


  • The Write Time offers the time, space and fuel (coffee! tea!) that our members need to get some good writing done. A total of ten members participated during the September 30 meeting. (photo courtesy of Cynthia Eaton)
    Yes! It's The Write Time: The remaining sessions of The Write Time are Friday, 11/18, from 12:30 to 2:30 and Friday, 12/9, from 12:30 to 2:30. Contact Sarah Kain Gutowski for details or simply RSVP with Anita (


  • FA Member Discussion Series offers next week workshop on Friday, November 18: Immediately preceding the next meeting of The Write Time, the FA will host its FA member discussion series from 9:30 to 12:30 a.m.

  • The FA's new Twitter handle: The FA's new Twitter handle is @FASCC_NY so you can !follow us!

  • Adjuncts and NORA forms: Now that our adjunct members have submitted their NORA forms by October 28, here are a few notes about the process.
    • Adjuncts who seek teaching and PA assignments should communicate their preference for one or the other directly to their chair or area supervisor in writing. Tell your supervisor, for example, that you want a PA assignment if you don’t get a teaching assignment.
    • Adjuncts should also notify their academic chair or area supervisor in writing of any major changes to the availabilities you entered into your NORA form. Sometimes you might find after October 28 that you're suddenly available at times you weren't able to enter before October 28. You should always communicate these issues to their chairs or supervisors. Please note, though, that while they might be able to accommodate your changes (and many supervisors do try), the college is under no formal obligation to do so.