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September 2017


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


new member orientation
During the college’s new employee orientation on August 25, FA President Kevin Peterman greeted incoming FA members, introduced the officers and provided each new member with a packet of useful information to help them start off strong.
  • Pay date information: There will be seven adjunct/overload paychecks on the following dates:
    September 28
    October 12 and 26
    November 9 and 22
    December 7 and 21
    For early end classes, pay dates are September 28, October 12, October 26 and November 9. For late start classes, pay dates are November 9, November 22, December 7 and December 21.

    Full-time faculty promoted on September 1, 2017, will receive their promotion bonuses (5% of base salary) in a separate check on October 5.
  • FA wall calendars: Get this year’s wall calendar from your EC rep (see page 11) or in one of the adjunct offices. Due to popular demand, we ask that you take only one!
    Nota bene: The wall calendar erroneously indicates a pay date on November 23; the pay date is actually Wednesday, November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Adjunct/overload pay rates: The current pay rates for adjunct/overload courses are as follows:
    professional assistant $779
    professional assistant 1 $919
    professional assistant 2 $1,015
    specialist 1 $1,086
    specialist 2 $1,170
    instructor $1,202
    assistant professor $1,303
    associate professor $1,397
    professor $1,531
  • Sabbatical workshops: Applications for the 2017-18 year are due by October 16. Workshops will be held during common hour on
    Ammerman 9/13 - Old Field Room
    Grant 9/20 - Captree 104
    Eastern 9/27 - Corchaug 18
  • New member bagel brunches: Special brunches for new members and their mentors will be held during common hour on
    Ammerman 10/11
    Grant 10/18
    Eastern 10/25
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: TEAM FA is participating in two Making Strides events this October!

    1. Sunday, 10/15, at Jones Beach • 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantaugh, Fields 4 and 5 • TEAM FA meets at 8 a.m. at the NYSUT tent

    2. Sunday, 10/22, at Eastern Campus • 121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd, Riverhead • TEAM FA meets at 8 a.m. at the SCC Foundation tent

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