Author Archives: Chris Jensen

About Chris Jensen

I hold a position as an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where I conduct research and teach courses in ecology and evolution.

Parity and Equity the focus of November 14th General Union Membership Meeting

We will hold a General [Union] Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 in the Alumni Reading Room [3rd floor, Brooklyn Library].

The single topic for discussion will be: ‘Equity’ & ‘Parity’, in particular, for Part-Time Faculty…

What is meant by equity? What is meant by parity? How do we get there if at all?

Please bring your ideas and questions to this open-discussion, as this is a ‘global’ issue affecting faculty across higher-ed and the nation. Over his ten years as UFCT President, Kye Carbone has been working on issues of equity and parity: he will provide historical context for the next push for parity/equity, and make the case as to why this issue warrants every single UFCT bargaining unit member’s full-attention, whether you are full-time or part-time, tenured or non-tenured.

No need to RSVP: all dues-paying members are welcome.

Following the meeting, the UFCT will be hosting a Happy Hour(s)!! at the Brooklyn Public House (DeKalb, a few doors in from Vanderbilt…).

Fall 2013 Delegates Assembly on October 2nd

Union Delegates will meet on Wednesday, October 2nd from 12:30 to 2:00 pm in South Hall Room 105. Food will be served for vegetarians and omnivores alike.

This meeting is for Union Delegates only and is not a general membership meeting. Feeling excluded? Find out how to be a Delegate here.

Wondering what the Delegates Assembly is? You can find out more here.

ARPT Forum on Friday, September 27th, 2013

For many years now, Pratt’s Faculty Union has been holding ARPT Forums to help members better understand our rights in regards to appointment, reappointments, promotion, and tenure. Functioning departmental peer committees are essential to the establishment and protection of these rights, and past ARPT Forums have served to motivate and inform members about their responsibility to maintain healthy peer committees across the Institute. Whether you are a veteran unionist or a new member, attending an ARPT Forum is a great way to strengthen our collective understanding and implementation of our contractual rights.

This semester’s event will take place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cafe ‘E Vino, 112 DeKalb (between St. Felix & Ashland, 718-855-6222). Cafe ‘E Vino is located 3-4 blocks up from Flatbush Avenue, or just beyond the park, Brooklyn Tech High School and across from the hospital if heading down DeKalb from Pratt Institute.

There is limited space for this event, so please RSVP to Kye Carbone if you are interested in attending.