ARPT FORUM: SEPT. 7, 2012

Dear UFCT Member:

I am pleased to announce that the UFCT will be hosting our third annual “ARPT Forum” on Friday, September 7th, from 10:00 to [no later than] 3:00. This year’s forum will again be held at ‘Anima Italian Bistro’, 458 Myrtle Avenue (between Washington and Clinton), 718-422-1122.

Article XVI: Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure (ARPT) is the “due process” article of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) we have w/the Pratt Administration; the ‘heart’ of our rights and protections as Pratt faculty. Whether you are a visiting, adjunct, CCE, or full-time faculty member, your rank and status is inextricably tied to ARPT protocol. Whether non-tenured, on the tenure track, or already conferred tenure, it is in both our individual and collective [self] interest(s) that we all know as much as is possible about the development of ARPT “standards” and ARPT “procedures”.

The more educated the faculty, the stronger the ARPT process!

Please make every effort to attend. However, Anima can only accommodate about fifty of us. As such, please RSVP me via email ASAP. Seating is limited, so reservations will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis. It is my hope that yet again, we will have an overwhelming majority of some twenty-plus Pratt department/areas represented at this year’s forum.

Agenda:

10:00–10:30 cafe / biscotti

10:30–12:00 review of information packet, overview of recent contract negotiations, status of ARPT process, grievance history, implications of faculty “input” w/respect to curriculum development and review

12:15–1:30 lunch: pizza, beer, wine

1:30… open floor discussion, (looking ahead, what to anticipate going forward)

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Lastly, if anyone is interested in giving a brief presentation or report at the forum of how ARPT is working (or not as the case may be?) in one’s department/area, by all means, please contact me.

Hope to see you there!

In Solidarity,

Kye