Problems with iTeach The disparate experiences and inconsistencies related to iTeach and the “Best Practices of Online Pedagogy,” stem from consistent problems we continue to see and experience at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) and CT State Community College (CSCC).
Shortly after our message this morning, CSCU sent an email noting that "we will allow for the opening of the tenure and promotion process for all unionized faculty and staff so that those of you who are ready can prepare your applications and the review process can proceed despite the expiration of our current contracts.”
The Board’s Message on Negotiations is clear – There is no middle ground. On Thursday, November 11, during 4Cs Negotiations with the Board of Regents, we heard some outrageous responses. From, “We want to restore our management rights,” and “There is no middle ground,” to demands we “cease and desist,” expressing our first amendment rights to free speech.
Our union is fighting to make things more equitable in contract negotiations, but we need all members to understand the fight: The ratio of 75% part-time to 25% full-time is unsustainable and a result of a systemic, broken system that has lead to an erosion of secure jobs.
Mental health services have decreased in Connecticut’s community colleges due to inadequate state funding. This decrease in mental health services coincides with the increase in mental health needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.