Minutes 2024-5

Date/Time: Friday, May 17, 2024, 10:00am
Location: ZOOM Room


APA Statewide

  • Seth Bean, President
  • Susan McNeil, Vice President
  • Mark Powers, Secretary
  • Aaron Childs, Membership Coordinator (Non-voting)
  • Julie Dunlap LePoer, Web Manager (Non-voting)
  • Catherine Santiago, MTA Field Representative (Non-voting)

APA Chapter Presidents

  • Seth Bean, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Brian Cahillane, Westfield State University
  • Jane Decatur, Framingham State University
  • Peter Fenuccio, Worcester State University
  • Susan McNeil, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  • Jenna Shales, Bridgewater State University
  • Rebecca Shersnow, Fitchburg State


  • None


APA Statewide

  • Roberta James, MTA Field Representative (Non-voting)
  • Maria Brunelle, Treasurer (Non-Voting)

APA Chapter Presidents

  • Edward Vacha, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Call to Order

  • Time: 10:04am

Emergency May Meeting

  1. Updates from HELC. If you have any suggestions on edits for the survey, please contact Heather and Vishakha. It would be helpful to cc others on our team. I was encouraged to see that HELC is taking up the issue that Susan wanted to address at the MTA annual meeting; their suggested plans are below.
    • Higher Ed Day at MTA Summer Conference July 30, 2024 at 2024 MTA Summer Conference July 28-31 UMass Amherst https://massteacher.org/events-and-conferences/summer-conference
    • Faculty Working Conditions Survey
    • Staff Working Conditions Survey
  2. Community Colleges free to all per Massachusetts Legislative Session (Date?)
  3. Unlikely that CBA funding would be disassociated with the Legislature.
  4. Parameters – No timeline as to when they will be presented during negotiations.
  5. Membership totals since April – 1450 14+ , 245 BUMs 11+
  6. Updates regarding the website
  7. Gainful employment report – how are is this being handled on each campus regarding workload of APA members.
  8. Salary Compression continues to be an issue. Is the MTA report from the Wage Equity Study ever get released digitally?


  1. Motion to Adjourn made at 11:40am
    • by: S. McNeil
    • 2nd by: S. Bean
    • Vote: Unanimous
    • Action: Motion Carries