Author Archives: UISUF

Faculty Forum invitation from UIS Senate

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 […]

Financial Crisis of Leadership

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), […]

2019 UIS Campus Climate Survey

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 Supports Wright State University Faculty

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    

UIS UF Fall Social and Show of Solidarity

Dear Comrades: We have two great solidarity-building opportunities coming up next week. First, the UIS UF fall social will be at La Fiesta on Tuesday, November 14 from 4:30-7. Second, we are asking for a strong show of solidarity on Thursday, November 16, as a symbolic protest against the University’s decision to dock our wages for strike days. Wear […]

New UISUF Contract!

Dear colleagues, Welcome back, and to our new faculty, welcome to UIS! This fall we have a great deal to celebrate as we move forward with our first contract, which was signed into effect just last week. Your (searchable) copy of the new contract is available at You can also see the contract on the UIS web page ( […]

UIS UF in the Labor Day parade — join us and bring your family!

Dear UIS United Faculty members, fans, and family: The Labor Day weekend is upon us, and this year UIS UF has the honor of marching at the head of Springfield’s parade! I hope you’ll join me and other faculty and students to celebrate our new contract and to connect with other area labor unions. This […]