The development of new Internal Governance policies—the formal procedures by which units make decisions and set policies--is in full swing across campus. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between United Academics (UA) and University administration gives faculty a stronger, unit-specific, and more formalized voice in governance at the unit level. The CBA requires that faculty be afforded a substantive role in the development of these governance policies. We encourage all faculty to be proactive in their involvement in this process. In most units, everything is proceeding relatively smoothly – we hope this is the case in your unit. The Internal Governance policy in the CBA......... more »
The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF), the union representing over 1,500 graduate employees at the UO, is currently bargaining its contract with the UO administration. On February 4, the United Academics Executive Council unanimously passed the following resolution in support of the GTFF: A strong contract for the GTFF supports the research and teaching missions of UO. GTFs are critical contributors to the research and educational programs throughout the university. United Academics recognize their vital role and stands with the GTFF in their negotiations. Defending and strengthening their contract are essential ways to help recruit, retain and support graduate students, who enl......... more »
We have appreciated the strong response to the series of Open House meetings hosted in recent weeks, which have given all faculty the opportunity to meet their UAUO officers and to learn more about the internal governance and policy development process. There is one final Open House meeting scheduled for Tuesday February 11th from 4 pm to 7 pm, Fir Room, EMU. All faculty are welcome, but there will be a special focus on issues relevant to Tenure-Related Faculty. A general membership meeting is being planned for the spring term. Please let us know if you would like to be involved in planning that event. If you are interested in hosting an informational meeting in your department or unit, co......... more »
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