PSU KNEA

PSU-KNEA


PSU-KNEA

The Pittsburg State University Chapter
of the Kansas National Education Association,
affiliated with the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA)
and the National Education Association (NEA) 

Our Goals

  • To promote better educational opportunities for all students and to elevate the quality of instruction;
  • To develop and promote the adoption of such ethical practices, personnel policies, and standards of preparation and participation as mark a profession;

  • To develop and promote a continuing program to advance instruction by improving salaries and fringe benefits, by upgrading professional preparation, and by improving working conditions for all members of the faculty through formal negotiations with the governing body of Pittsburg State University;

  • To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present their individual and common interests;

  • To help educators develop an awareness of their privileges and responsibilities as citizens.

Membership

  • Regular membership shall be available to: a) any faculty member with teaching assignments, except for administrative members of the faculty at the level of development chairperson and above; b) support personnel (which includes instructional media personnel, librarians, and others of academic rank not excluded in Article III, Sec. 1a, or included in Article III, Sec. 2).  Such persons shall be entitled to hold membership, to vote, to hold office, and to serve on Chapter committees, providing such persons are also members of KNEA/NEA.
  • Associate membership shall be available to academic department chairpersons, directors, and other who perform professional services for students and teaching faculty, providing such persons are also members of KNEA/NEA.  Associate members are not entitled to vote, to hold office, or to serve on Chapter committees.  

Top Ten Reasons to Join KNEA

Membership Contact Information 

For information on becoming a member for PSU-KNEA, please contact:  

Grant Moss, President

Office:  411 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4713

Randy Winzer, Membership Chair

Susan Schreiner, Treasurer 

 

PSU KNEA * Pittsburg State University

1701 South Broadway * Pittsburg KS 66762

 

 

  • Officers, Delegates, and Committees
  • Calendar of Events 2018-2019
  • PSU-KNEA Documents
  • Faculty Governance Links
  • Member Benefits
  • PSU KNEA Communicator Archive
  • PSU KNEA Student Chapter

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KNEA Officers, Delegates, and Committee Members 2018-2019

Executive Committee Members  (print friendly pdf)

 

Grant Moss, President, 2018-2019

Ronny Galloway, 1st Vice President, 2018-2019

Randy Winzer, 2nd Vice President (Membership Chair), 2018-2019

Lori Martin, Secretary, 2018-2019*

Susan Schreiner, Treasurer, 2018-2020

Phil Rudd, Parliamentarian, 2018-2019

Laura Washburn, Immediate Past President, 2018-2019

 

*Constitution indicates elections in odd years

 

KNEA-RA & Southeast Uniserv Council Delegates

Marjorie Donovan 2018-2019

Rick Hardy 2018-2019

Amy Hite 1st Alternate, 2018-2019

Susan Carlson 2nd Alternate, 2018-2019

 

NEA-RA Delegates

Rick Hardy 2018-2019

Karen Johnson 1st Alternate, 2018-2019

Amy Hite 2nd Alternate, 2018-2019

 

Bargaining Team 

Khamis Siam, Lead Negotiator

Tim Bailey

Amy Hite

Mark Johnson

Laura Washburn

 

Bargaining Council (10 elected, 5 appointed)

Chris Anderson 2017-2019

Browyn Conrad 2017-2019

John Daley 2018-2020

Ronny Galloway 2018-2020

Jennifer Harris 2017-2019

Don Judd 2018-2020

Erik Mayer 2017-2019

Bill Shirley 2018-2020

Myriam Krepps 2018-2020

Laura Washburn 2017-2019

 

Grievance Committee (6 members, 3-year term, 2 per year)

Shirley Drew 2016-2019

Gwendolyn Murdock 2017-2020

Laura Washburn 2018-2021

Jamie Wood 2018-2021

Khamis Siam 2018-2021

Marti York  2017-2020

 

Membership Committee (3 members, 2-year term, even years)

Randy Winzer, Chair  2017-2019

Karen Johnson 2017-2019

Trina Larery 2017-2019

Ronny Galloway 2017-2019

 

Nominating Committee (3 members, 2-year term, even years)

Rick Hardy, Chair 2017-2019

Trina Larery 2017-2019

Gena Coomes 2017-2019

 

Fall 2018

August 14, 2018 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 KTC

September 6, 2018 - PSU KNEA Welcome Back Dinner, 6 p.m., Wilkinson Alumni Center

September 11, 2018 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 OSC

October 9, 2018 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 KTC

November 13, 2018 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 OSC

December 4, 2018 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 KTC

Spring 2019

January 15, 2019 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 OSC

February 12, 2019 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 KTC

March 19, 2019 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 OSC 

April 9, 2019 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 KTC

April 30, 2019 - Executive Committee, 3:30-4:40 OSC

 

 

 

What Can PSU/KNEA Do for You?

  • Work for quality education at PSU.
  • Continue to advocate for faculty rights.
  • Negotiate for fair employment practices.
  • Work to ensure academic freedom and other fundamental concepts of the profession.
  • Bargain for fair rates of compensation.
  • Bargain for the ‘unit’ in contract negotiations for all things considered ‘conditions of employment’.
  • Publicly defend and represent the faculty, assisting the ‘unit’ in grievance issues. We sincerely hope that you will not have need of this service.

Why Join?

  • It is the professional teacher's organization.
  • Because you, like KNEA, want quality schools for all ages and levels.
  • We can also assist with obtaining legal advice and provide an attorney-referral program for non-job related issues.
  • For all the reasons above and so much more.

Did You Know?

  • All faculty promotion dollars and contractual travel funds are negotiated by PSU-KNEA.
  • The negotiation of intellectual property rights was protected in a case argued by PSU-KNEA at the Kansas Supreme Court.
  • Moving PSU faculty salaries from the lowest in the state system to number 4 is the result of PSU-KNEA bargaining.
  • A grievance procedure where faculty can make their case to peers is the result of PSU-KNEA bargaining.

Member Benefits

NEA/KNEA Member Benefits provides a wide range of programs that help improve the overall quality of life for members and their families. From affordable insurance and secure investments, to advance technology and convenient, accessible credit, NEA/KNEA Member Benefits programs can help members get significantly more out of life and their hard-earned dollars. Benefits include:

  • Life Insurance Programs
  • Health and Disability Insurance Programs
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Savings and Investment Programs
  • Credit Programs
  • Special Discount Programs
  • Loan Programs
  • Member Education Guides
  • NEA/KNEA Attorney Referral Program
  • We provide liability insurance protection plus access to specially trained staff and KNEA attorneys should you ever find yourself with job-related legal trouble.
  • KNEA's Access to Savings Plan offering a variety of discounts and savings opportunities at business across the state and region.
  • NEA DUES-TAB® Insurance. Provides up to $1,000 of FREE life insurance coverage and up to $5,000 of accidental death and dismemberment coverage to eligible members. All at no cost to the NEA member.

 

PSU Student Program of KNEA / NEA 

For information on joining the student chapter of PSU KNEA/NEA please contact
Mrs. Debbie Restivo, Faculty Advisor, College of Education,
drestivo@pittstate.edu, 620-235-4204 
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PSU KNEA Student Program participants at
the KNEA Summit 2018 Conference in Topeka, June 2018,
posing in front of a Richard Crowson original.  
From left to right,

 

Bre Downing, 2018-2019 KNEA SP Chapter President;
Lauren Bergman, KNEA SP President, KSU;
Tori Mitchell, 2017-2018 KNEA SP Chapter President;
Anna Davied, NEA SP Leadership Conference elected representative;
and faculty sponsor Debbie Restivo