Dear Adjunct Faculty/GRADE members,
Welcome to our site. Feel free to take a look around. We value our membership and as your executive team, are
here representing your best interests. Here are some highlights of what your GRADE executive team has already achieved:
A higher pay rate per contact hour and music instruction
Inclusion in committees, information, and on-campus professional development and decision making
10,000 dollars in county funding for Adjunct professional development
A "neighborhood" watch for equity in course distribution as needed.
Monthly lunch meetings/conversations with FLCC President Dr. Nye
Monthly Labor relations meetings with administration to discuss issues and propose an action plan
A high profile where we are known and valued here
...more to come!
Here is what we ask of you:
Be diligent in your work with students
Know and understand your responsibilities for classroom management
Become your own advocate and ask questions of your Department Chair if needed
Develop as a professional member of the WHOLE faculty
Keep track of emails regarding your situation and reach out to GRADE as needed, we are here to support you.
Join GRADE and enjoy the benefits of membership / NYSUT/ AFT
Attend GRADE membership meetings and the General Adjunct meeting and dinner provided by the college.
Know that you are valued and have much to contribute.
Bullying or harassment of any type is not tolerated and will be dealt with according to mandates, if you see or hear it, report it.
Worth mentioning again:
All forms to apply for professional development funds are available on the FLCC Intranet under GRADE Team Site. Our GRADE website also has a link to the intranet where the forms can be found. You must follow the guidelines and application carefully before you submit to the committee. Your committee includes Robert Leopard, Susan Bennett, and Cassy Kent.
There is a white binder in the adjunct office area (the binder must not be removed from the office).
A special thanks to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, Cassy kent and Wendy Bacon, as well as, Susan Bennett for their efforts and expertise.
Robert Leopard, President FLCC GRADE