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September 2015


FYI: Highlights from the EC and other news of note


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Gerry McGahran, Stacey Braun financial advisor, addresses a packed room of FA members during the annual retirement workshop. This year's is on Oct. 9. (photo by Cynthia Eaton)
  • Retirement workshop on October 9 at 9 a.m.: Gerry McGahran, Stacey Braun financial advisor, will again be featured during this year’s annual retirement workshop. To be held in the Eaton’s Neck Room in the Babylon Student Center at Ammerman, topics will include financial planning, medical benefits, FA Benefit Fund coverage, NYSUT retiree services and more. Continental breakfast will be served.
  • FA wall calendars: Get this year’s wall calendar from your EC rep or in one of the adjunct offices. Due to popular demand, we ask that you take only one!
  • Adjunct/overload checks and promotion bonus checks: There will be seven adjunct/overload paychecks on the following dates: October 1, 15, and 29; November 12 and 25; and December 10 and 23. Full-time faculty promoted on September 1, 2015, will receive their promotion bonuses (5% of base salary) in a separate check on October 8.
  • Adjunct/overload pay rates: The current pay rates for adjunct/overload courses are as follows:

    $1,178 - instructor
    $1,277 - assistant professor
    $1,370 - associate professor
    $1,501 - professor

  • How your adjunct/overload salary is calculated: The contact hour value of your course is multiplied by the credit/contact hour rate for your rank. Divide your total by the number of payrolls in the semester (usually 7) to calculate the biweekly gross amount you will receive per paycheck, e.g., an instructor teaching one three-credit class: 3 x $1,178 = $3,534, divided by 7 = $504.86 gross per paycheck.
  • Sabbatical workshops: Applications for the 2015-16 year are due October 15. Workshops will be held during common hour on these dates: Ammerman 9/9, Grant 9/16 and Eastern 9/30.
  • TEAM FA at Making Strides
    TEAM FA displays the unique breast cancer quilt during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach on October 19, 2014.

  • TEAM FA is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on 10/18: Join TEAM FA at Jones Beach, 1 Ocean Parkway in Wantaugh (parking fields 4 and 5), on Sunday, 10/18, at the NYSUT tent at 8 a.m.

    We will be carrying the unique FA breast cancer quilt again this year!
  • FA again donates $500 to Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding: Each year the FA sponsors an art panel for the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding. Our $500 donation helped underwrite the 2015 Embracing Our Differences - Long Island project that uses art and public exhibitions to build character and help promote peaceful coexistence. Thousands of people view the exhibition in major public venues and schools.