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Upcoming Events

T+Th

Noon-1PM

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Lunch with your Local

UA leadership meets over lunch to discuss issues as they arise (and sometimes just socialize). You’re invited to join our Zoom lunches! Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. 

Fri

3PM

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Weekly Social Hour

Time to get together and socialize with colleagues from across campus. Fall Term Fridays starting at 3:00pm. 

Wed

Nov 11

5-7pm

Fall Representative Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

Office Hours

United Academics hosts drop-in office hours with staff, Vice Presidents, and Chairs. Note that some office hours alternate weeks, though you are always welcome to come to any office hour, and we'll make sure to connect you to the right person. 

odd weeks

Tues

10-11am

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Office Hours with the Chair of Organizing & Membership

Tina Boscha hosts office hours on odd week Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

even weeks

Tues

10-11am

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Office Hours with the Chair of Grievances & Contract Administration

Nathan Whalen hosts office hours on even week Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:00am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

even weeks

Tues

2-3pm

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Office Hours with the Executive Vice President

Scott Pratt hosts office hours on even week Tuesdays from 2-3pm for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

odd weeks

Wed

10-11am

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Office Hours with the Vice President of Instruction

Mike Urbancic hosts office hours on odd week Wednesdays from 10-11am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

even weeks

Wed

10-11am

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Office Hours with the  President 

Chris Sinclair hosts office hours on even week Wednesdays from 10-11am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

every

Wed

2-4pm

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Office Hours with UA Staff

Staff members Kristy Hammond, Heather Wolford and/or Dave Cecil host office hours every Wednesdays from 2-4pm for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

odd weeks

Wed

4-5pm

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Office Hours with the Vice President of Diversity & Equity

Michael Hames-Garcia hosts office hours on odd week Wednesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions.

odd weeks

Thurs

10-11am

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Office Hours with the Vice President of Tenure-Track

David Luebke hosts office hours on odd week Thursdays from 10-11am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

even weeks

Thurs

10-11am

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Office Hours with the Vice President of Research

Christina Karns hosts office hours on even week Thursdays from 10-11am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

Committees

Standing Committees meet regularly and are always looking for new members. If you are a UA member interested in serving on a committee, email us.

CONTRACT ACTION TEAM

The CAT works to support the Bargaining Team during and in the run-up to bargaining. This year the CAT is combined with the Organizing & Membership Committee to form OMCAT.

GRIEVANCE & CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

 GCAC helps faculty during the grievance process, and in assessing whether informal processes may lead to a better outcome. GCAC works closely with the VPs for faculty affairs on matters of promotion denial.

FINANCE & BUDGET

The Finance & Budget Committee proposes the annual budget to the Representative Assembly for approval. They ensure United Academics remains a financially viable organization.

POLITICS

The Politics Committee vets endorsements for local and state-wide political office. They also help direct the legislative priorities of the lobbyists of our state affiliates, and maintain relationships with local politicians and university lobbyists. 

COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications Committee is the editorial board for the Duck & Cover newsletter, our social media feeds, out-going email communications and press releases. They determine the tone of all of our external communications.

ORGANIZING & MEMBERSHIP

Organinzing & Membership (currently combined with the CAT to form OMCAT) is responsible for building the United Academics community. 

Caucus Meetings & Socials

Some caucuses are social, some are working groups. All are important for building community.

OCT

21st from 4-5pm

Faculty of Color Caucus Meeting

The caucus understands its constituency expansively. It is a forum for faculty who care about issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace and off campus. The Fall Term meetup will focus on thinking strategically about university service. This caucus is scheduled on October 21, 2020 from 4:00-5:00pm. Zoom In

NOV

4th from 4-5pm

Working Families Caucus Meeting

The Working Families Caucus formed in response to concerns about the University of Oregon’s family and parental leave policies, as well as other concerns of working family members, like childcare. The Fall Term meetup is scheduled on November 4, 2020 from 4:00-5:00pm. Zoom In

tbd

Winter Term

Pride Caucus

The UA Pride Caucus aims to foster connection and solidarity among faculty from across campus who care about workplace and social issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation. Details about the next meetup for Winter Term will be posted when available.

Representative Assembly Meetings

Representative Assemblies are twice-quarterly meetings of UA Representatives and Stewards. If you are a UA member who is interested as serving as a rep or steward, email us!

3

Week

Fall 2020 Representative Assembly I

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

7

Week

Fall 2020 Rep Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

3

Week

Winter 2021 Representative Assembly I

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

7

Week

Winter 2021 Rep Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

3

Week

Spring 2021 Representative Assembly I

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

7

Week

Spring 2021 Rep Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. They occur during Week 3 and Week 7 of each quarter. More details will be availible closer to the event.

General Membership Meetings

General Membership Meetings, held once per quarter, are a key way to stay up-to-date on the latest issues and action items facing your faculty union. They are also a great way to get to know colleagues from across campus.

2

Week

Fall 2020 General Membership Meeting

Held the second week of each academic quarter (except summer). A recording of the meeting can be found here

2

Week

Winter 2021 General Membership Meeting

Held the second week of each academic quarter (except summer). An agenda and details will appear here closer to the meeting.

2

Week

Spring 2021 General Membership Meeting

Held the second week of each academic quarter (except summer). An agenda and details will appear here closer to the meeting.