Dear United Academics members,
I hope you all had a lovely commencement weekend. As we kick off the summer season, I have a few announcements to share.
UA's Summer Party at North Beach: Saturday August 24, 1-5pm
Please plan to join us by the lake for this end-of-summer party. Open to all United Academics members and their guests- families, partners, kids welcome!. Bring your lawn games and beach blanket- we’ll provide the food and beverages! Find us at the North Beach pavilion.
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UA Elected Leadership: First, thank you to all who served in United Academics leadership roles and committees this year. On July 1, Julie Roberts' term will begin as UA President as we transition to the new leadership UA members voted in for 2019/20. If your college elected any new Delegates, they will be on the UA Delegates Assembly beginning in the Fall. Some colleges have vacancies for Delegates (Rubenstein, CALS, CNHS, CEMS), so please consider stepping up to serve in this important role. Another way to make a difference is to serve as a UA representative for your department. Department reps are the first point of contact for faculty with questions and may refer colleagues to the contract, the Contract Administration Committee or other UA leaders.
Contract bargaining: The work of our United Academics contract bargaining team begins this summer at the AAUP Summer Institute. We look forward to 3 days of workshops and planning on contract bargaining. In the Fall, we will be reaching out to faculty as we develop bargaining priorities and proposals, and contract negotiations will begin early Spring semester.
Wishing you a happy summer,
Executive Director, UVM United Academics
United Academics is the union of full- and part-time faculty at University of Vermont, representing over 700 faculty from departments and colleges across the campus. We represent faculty in negotiating and upholding contracts, and we advocate for fair labor practices within and beyond our academic community. We are a member-led union committed to academic freedom, shared governance, social and environmental justice.