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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

4PM

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Weekly Social Hour

Time to get together and socialize with colleagues from across campus. Winter Term Fridays starting at 4:00pm. 

Thurs

Jan 14

5-7pm

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Winter General Membership Meeting

We will report the results of the ratification vote, tell you what we know about when campus will return to quasi-normal, and brief members on discussions with the Provost’s office regarding the central role of faculty in the determination of tenure and promotion and the policies related thereto. We will also give an overview of the bargaining platform. 

Wed

Jan 20

12-2pm

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Winter 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.

Wed

Feb 17

5-7pm

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Winter 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

Updates to Winter Term office hour times will be reflected on this page closer to the beginning of the term.  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

11-12pm

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Office Hours with the Chair of Grievances & Contract Administration

Nathan Whalen, Chair of the Grievances & Contract Administration Committee, hosts office hours on odd week Tuesdays from 11-12pm. Do not hesitate to pop in to ask any questions, big or small!

every week

Mon

2-3pm

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Office Hours with UA Staff

Staff members Kristy Hammond, Heather Wolford and/or Dave Cecil host office hours every Monday from 2-3pm for the Winter Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions!

every week

Wed

10-11am

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Office Hours with UA Staff

Staff members Kristy Hammond, Heather Wolford and/or Dave Cecil host office hours every Wednesday from 10-11pm for the Winter 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.

Jan 25

3:00-4:00pm

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 Winter Term meetup is scheduled on Monday, January 25 from 3:00-4:00pm. Zoom In

Jan 27

4:00-5:00

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.The Winter Term meetup is scheduled on Wednesday, January 27 from 4:00-5:00pm. Zoom In

Feb 10

4:00-5:00pm

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 Winter Term meetup is scheduled on Wednesday, February 10 from 4:00-5:00pm. Zoom In

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

Winter 2021 Representative Assembly I

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. Winter Term I will be held on January 20, 2021 from 12-2pm. More details will be availible closer to the event.

7

Week

Winter 2021 Representative Assembly II

Representative Assemblies are for UA Representatives and Stewards. Winter Term II will be held on Feruary 17, 2021 from 5-7pm. 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 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.

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

14

January

Winter 2021 General Membership Meeting

Held the second week of each academic quarter (except summer). Winter GMM will be held on January 14, 2021 from 5-7pm. We will report the results of the ratification vote, tell you what we know about when campus will return to quasi-normal, and brief members on discussions with the Provost’s office regarding the central role of faculty in the determination of tenure and promotion and the policies related thereto. We will also give an overview of the bargaining platform. 

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.