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noon-1:00pm

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. Zoom in

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September

New Natural Sciences Faculty Social Hour

Zoom in and meet other new colleagues in the natural sciences. United Academics officers will be there to answer questions and make acquaintances. Sep 22, 2020 3:00 PM. ZOOM In

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September

New Social Sciences & Humanities Faculty Social Hour

Zoom in and meet other new colleagues in the social sciences and humanities. United Academics officers will be there to answer questions and make acquaintances. Sep 23, 2020 3:00 PM. ZOOM In

24

September

New Professional Schools Faculty Coffee Hour

Zoom in and meet other new colleagues in the professional schools. United Academics officers will be there to answer questions and make acquaintances. Sep 24, 2020 10:00 AM. ZOOM In

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Week

Fall Term General Membership Meeting

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

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.

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. 

TUES

10-11AM 

ODD WEEKS

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! ZOOM IN

TUES

10-11AM

Even WEEKS

Office Hours with the Chair of Grievance and 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! ZOOM IN

TUES

2-3PM

Even WEEKS

Office Hours with the Executive Vice President

Scott Pratt hosts office hours on even week Tuesdays from 2:00pm-3:00pm for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions! ZOOM IN

WED

10-11am

odd weeks

Office Hours with the Vice President of Instruction

Mike Urbancic hosts office hours on odd week Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:00am for the Fall Term. Please feel free to drop by even if this is not your constituency. Mike is there to help field questions and point faculty in the right direction! ZOOM IN

WED

10-11am

even weeks

Office Hours with the President of UA

Chris Sinclair hosts office hours on even week Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:00am for the Fall Term. Pop in to say hello or to ask questions! ZOOM IN

WED

2-4pm

WEEKLY

Office Hours with UA Staff

United Academics staff hosts hours weekly on Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Drop by for any reason! ZOOM IN

WED

4-5pm

ODD WEEKs

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. ZOOM IN

thur

10-11AM

odd weeks

Office Hours with the VP of Tenure-Track

David Luebke hosts office hours on odd week Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am for the Fall Term. Please feel free to drop by even if this is not your constituency. David is there to help field questions and point faculty in the right direction! ZOOM IN

thur

10-11am

EVEN weeks

Office Hours with the VP of Research

Christina Karns hosts office hours on even week Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am for the Fall Term. Please feel free to drop by even if this is not your constituency. Christina is there to help field questions and point faculty in the right direction! ZOOM IN

 

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

7th from 4-5pm

Pride Caucus Fall Zoom-together

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 Fall Term meetup is scheduled on October 7, 2020 from 4:00-5:00pm. Zoom In

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 is scheduled on October 21, 2020 from 4:00-5:00pm. Zoom In

NOV

4th from 4-5pm

Working Families Fall Lunch 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

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). An agenda and details will appear here closer to the meeting.

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.