If you visit the SUNY Fredonia University Senate page devoted to the PHEE&IA, you can download letters from UFS chair Ken O'Brien, along with a very useful chart summarizing SUNY's and UUP's positions on the various components of the bill, which includes comments from UFS leaders on the components and positions. O'Brien has been in regular communication with leadership on both sides of the debate, and will no doubt be in much more in the coming weeks. He's seeking input from university faculty senators and campus governance leaders across the system in a conference call tomorrow afternoon.
So what role should UFS play in the coming weeks? Personally, I think they ought to indicate clearly
- what components of the PHEE&IA and SUNY policies they support;
- what components of the PHEE&IA and SUNY policies they oppose;
- what components of the PHEE&IA and SUNY policies they would need to see revised in order to support them, with specific revision proposals.
I'll have more on what I think UFS ought to propose over the course of this week.