Incredible Shrinking Faculty

Among numerous figures reported to the Trustees by the FSU Administration last week was that the number of FSU tenure and tenure-earning faculty was down 9% from 2006/07 to 2011/12.  This figure appeared on p. 10 of the Academic Affairs agenda document at the BOT web site (see http://trustees.fsu.edu/meetings/materials/20130606/Academic-Affairs-Agenda.pdf).  It also aligns, generally speaking, with figures for FSU and other universities reported in a recent Florida Trend news story that also notes rapid growth in administrator ranks while tenure and tenure-earning ranks have shrunk (see http://www.uff-fsu.org/art/ft20130610.pdf).  These trends have been major concerns for both the FSU Faculty Senate and the UFF faculty bargaining team for several years, as you probably know.

Negotiations for our 2013-16 contract are scheduled for 2pm most Wednesdays this summer at the FSU training center.  Bargaining sessions are public meetings.  FSU faculty members are most welcome to attend.

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