What We Stand for

United Academics is the union of full and part-time faculty at the University of Vermont. We are affiliated with American Association of University Professors, AAUP,  American Federation of Teachers, AFT and AFT-Vermont.

We believe that UVM makes a unique contribution to Vermont's system of public higher education and is crucial to Vermont's future.

We seek the best possible environment for teaching, learning and research, and believe that a diverse community of scholars is best served by equal treatment, academic freedom, shared governance, social justice and environmental sustainability.  

We seek fair employment practices for our members through the collective bargaining process. 

We advocate for the rights of the faculty, and, with others, for the rights of UVM employees, students and community members. 

We are committed to the betterment of the University of Vermont, the state of Vermont and our communities local, national and global.

Who We Are

President

John Forbes

John.B.Forbes@uvm.edu

 

Vice President

Julie Roberts

Julie.Roberts@uvm.edu

 

Treasurer

Joe Kudrle

joseph.kudrle@uvm.edu

 

Secretary

Alison Pechenick

Alison.Pechenick@uvm.edu

 

Communication Director

Dan Wells

danonthetrail@gmail.com

 

Senior Consultant

Steve Finner

union-consult@finner.info

 

AFT Staff Representative

Cindy Polinsky

Cindyp@upvaft.org

 

UA Administrative Assistant

Patti Gannon

pgannon@unitedacademics.org