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“If . . .”

When the CT higher education re-organization was being pitched, the administration argued that the main savings were in back-office efficiencies and in savings “on Woodlawn Street” (i.e., in the system offices of the various entities). Here’s a new, gloomier talking … Continue reading

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Interim President of Board of Regents Emphasizes Economic Development

In a somewhat surprising development, Robert A. Kennedy, the retired president of the University of Maine, has been appointed as interim president of the new Board of Regents.  From the Mirror: In Maine, some critics likened an emphasis on relevance … Continue reading

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A report from recent BoT Meetings

From SCSU-AAUP president Mike Shea: Dear colleagues— I attended the Board of Trustee’s Executive Committee meeting at the System Office on June 14 at 2pm; a link to their agenda is [here <; ]. I also attended the BOT’s regular … Continue reading

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ARP/Pension Actuarial Study

From CSU-AAUP president David Walsh: An actuarial study was commissioned by the SEBAC higher education unions in order to provide support and evidence for future legislation that would allow participants in the Alternate Retirement Program (ARP) to transfer into the … Continue reading

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SEBAC Gubernatorial Forum

A Message from CSU-AAUP President David Walsh Start protecting your salary and benefits by directly communicating with the candidates for Governor. SEBACis sponsoring a question and answer meeting for gubernatorial candidates, followed by two breakout sessions in which individual union … Continue reading

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SEBAC Files ARP-related Grievance

On Thursday, SEBAC filed a grievance in response to reports by state employees that they have been steered into the Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP). This is the first in a series of steps that the unions plan to take on … Continue reading

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CCSU publishes Equity Study

Yesterday Carolyn Fallahi (Psychology; chair of the Senate Diversity Committee) and Sally Lesik (Mathematical Sciences) presented the results of their massive study of equity in salary, promotion, and tenure at CCSU.  The complete study, plus a forum to discuss the … Continue reading

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