Dear Colleagues, The last year has been hard for all of us. All over social media, news outlets, and in personal conversations, people have been sharing messages of what they were doing a year ago—their last day before things changed: last travel, last meal in a restaurant, last trip to campus, etc. These messages have […]

The statewide election process is currently underway. UISUF submitted a full slate on Friday, March 5th to our UPI Local office. Ballots are in the process of being prepared for approval by Chapter Presidents, Nomination Committee chairs and the chair of UPI Trustees/Audit Committee. Election timeline: March 22: Candidate statements on UPI’s website at: […]

Your Union is working for you this week. As an update: chapter president Kristi Barnwell will be attending a meeting with administrators and faculty this week to develop contingency plans. We have also emailed Labor Relations to inquire about plans for cleaning and disinfecting classrooms and other high trafficked areas, in addition to supplying cleaning […]

Dear Fellow Faculty Members, The Senate Executive Committee invites you to attend an all-faculty forum on Friday, November 1 at 12:30 pm in University Hall Building Room 2008 to discuss the current UIS Reorganization initiative proposed  by the Provost, and the leadership role of the Senate. As the Senate is the primary shared-governance body of the institution, we want to take […]

Last April, the Budget and Staff forum revealed that for the past several years UIS administrators have been draining campus reserves to make up for budget shortfalls. At that forum, we learned that UIS’ reserves had declined from a high of approximately $13 million in FY17 (around the time of the international student enrollment bubble), […]

On April 29, 2019, UIS United Faculty (UPI Local 4100) administered a 15-question survey to the 155 faculty members within its bargaining unit. The purpose of the survey was to gauge faculty members’ perceptions regarding the current climate at UIS.  Following is the Executive Summary of the Survey. To see a graphical depiction of the […]

UIS United Faculty, a chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100 issues a letter of support for union brothers and sisters at Wright State University in Ohio. Find our letter of support here: UIS UF supports Wright State University    

Union members volunteered in record numbers to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) (get out the student vote!) before election day.  Thirty (30) faculty actively participated in coordinated events to encourage our students to exercise that right.  So is it a coincidence that 130 students exercised that right in 2018  – fully 100 more than in the 2016 […]