As the contractual deadline for “non-renewal” (firing) of lecturers approaches (March 15), and the College of Arts and Sciences moves toward more layoffs of lecturers, eliminations of tenure-line positions, and class cuts, many faculty throughout the university have expressed concerns, including faculty in other colleges who worry about similar pressures down the line.
United Academics is sponsoring a meeting for all members to join together for a discussion, to share updated information, cut through the confusion, and brainstorm responses:
Friday, February 23, 3-5 pm
What's driving the CAS budget problems? Who is in the crosshairs? What's at stake for all UVM faculty and what can we do together to try to stop the unnecessary cuts and ensure the long-term funding of academics?
Please mark your calendars and come with your questions, concerns, and ideas. Even if you or your immediate colleagues are not directly faced with cuts, please take this invitation seriously; over the long term, these issues can impact us all.
And if you are personally concerned about your job security or workload and wonder if the contract may be of some help, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your privacy will be strictly protected.