Chair Eric De Sena’s latest column Adjunct Matters / Adjuncts Matter appears in this issue. Please send related news, announcements, and comments to email@example.com
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
The Political Action Committee has the goal of coordinating and leveraging relationships with county legislators. During an election season, we have the opportunity to interview candidates for potential endorsements. We welcome participation and input from our members and encourage you to join VOTE Cope if you are not currently a member. At our first membership meeting of the year, we learned from Jim Werner of the importance of our work and the benefits of a strong relationship with local legislators. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
To contribute please go to https://nysut-lp.com/vote-cope/wcc
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND (FORMERLY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT) COMMITTEE
Chair Gwen Roundtree Evans reports that “The WCCFT provides faculty development funds to faculty for professional activities conducted during each academic year”. The committee closed the application process for full-time faculty on September 30.
“Applications from Adjunct Faculty for activities between April 1, 2023, and September 30, 2023, are due by Tuesday, October 31, 2023. You must have been a member of the WCCFT at the time of the activity in order to receive funds. Please send the completed application and supporting documentation to my union email: firstname.lastname@example.org so as not to clog up my college email. All files must be sent as pdfs. There are free apps on smartphones that will make a pdf using your camera (e.g, Scanner, Scannable, iScanner). If you are sending small receipts, please attach them (as many as possible), carefully ordered by date, into a pdf.”
“Late applications are not accepted, so please make sure that your application is received well before Tuesday, October 31 in order to allow for any corrections to be made. I will let you know as soon as I have received your application and will check for any errors or omissions, so that you will still have time to make corrections before the deadline. Please note the mileage rates which have been included in the application. I am looking forward to receiving your application.”