We have been working 41 days [as of 9/29] without a contract. We held our 12th bargaining session with administration yesterday on 9/27 from 1:30-4pm. Our team was in attendance; the University team was in attendance without the Chancellor. On Thursday of last week, your Union sent several proposals to administration: ·       Two proposals relate to correcting compensation details for […]

Dear Colleagues– Like many of you, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Dr. Karen Swan’s death this past weekend. Karen was a valued member of UIS for a variety of reasons, especially in her role as an advocate for online learning. But she was also a committed member of our Union family. She […]

On Friday 9/3, we had our 11th bargaining session, which lasted from 1-3pm. We would like to say there was meaningful progress made on issues we know that faculty care about.  But we cannot. We have proposed and shared contract language that would create clearer expectations for sabbatical applications and would create a workable solution for […]

UISUF’s negotiations team met with UIS administration on August 12 for our 10th bargaining session. For a complete list of bargaining summaries see: https://uisufinfo.wordpress.com/contract/ UISUF Bargaining Update #10 Our contract (CBA) expires at midnight on August 15, 2021.  Dear Colleagues,  We will be calling a membership meeting to be held before September 3 to apprise our membership […]

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: http://www.upilocal4100.org […]

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 […]