4/12/2012: Sent out yesterday at 10AM, sorry for the delay in posting, people don’t always forward me the administration’s confidential emails as quickly as they should. Emphasis added:
Subject: cas-heads: Urgent information request due today 4 p.m.
Dear department heads,
We have been asked by the Graduate School to provide information as quoted below. Please provide me the information by replying to this e-mail (to preserve the subject line) and attaching an excel file with the information as described below. Important is the definition of supervising. Supervising in this context means “hiring and firing” or at least having the ability to affect “hiring and firing”. For example, a faculty member who taught a large lecture class during winter term with labs or discussion sections taught by GTFs, would have been the supervisor of these GTFs. In other cases, where GTFs teach independent sections or classes, the supervisor might have been the faculty member in charge of a particular sector in the department, or it might have been the departments head. For GRFs the supervisor might be the PI etc.
Unfortunately there is a very quick turnaround. We need the information by 4 p.m. today. Please work with employees in your department as necessary to collect this list, preferably with unclassified employees.
From the Graduate School:
“The Graduate School has been asked to provide the General Counsel’s office with a list of all faculty who supervised 1+ G*Fs this past winter term. We have been asked to prioritize this, providing the list as soon as possible. Ideally your list would be alphabetized by last name and in Excel … “
And yes, I have a public records request in to the state ERB for the union documents too.