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NCC union, faculty sue over plan to consolidate 15 academic departments

Joie Tyrrell,
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Nassau Community College’s teachers union and individual faculty members have filed legal action against the college and the school’s board of trustees seeking to block a proposed consolidation of departments that they argue will hurt students academically and wasn’t properly approved, according to court documents filed Monday.

The lawsuit, filed by the Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers, its leadership and four faculty members, challenges the recent decision to eliminate 15 academic departments. College officials had proposed this plan to deal with dwindling enrollment and put the school, which is facing a multimillion dollar deficit, on a more secure financial path. The plan did not call for layoffs of tenured staff. It is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 1.

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