On Campus

AFT President, Randi Weingarten visiting UO in April

On Wednesday, April 26, the President of the American Federation of Teachers (our parent union!), Randi Weingarten is coming to the UO campus to deliver the inaugural Margaret Hallock Lecture on Women’s Rights. Her speech will also mark the final address in the Wayne Morse Center’s two-year look at the future of education in America. Randi’s talk is in the Giustina Ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. All faculty are strongly encouraged to attend. Weingarten promotes what she calls “solution-driven unionism”—an approach to collective bargaining and collective action that…





Faculty Success Program #5 Teaching

Right near this midterm or looking ahead could be a good time to discuss pedagogy and course preparation strategies. Please join us for lunch on February 10 to discuss teaching at the UO in our fifth UA & UO collaborative Faculty Success Event for 2016-17. Our highly accomplished panel is looking forward to your questions and informal discussion. Panel Lee Rumbarger, Director, Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) Sierra Dawson, Human Physiology, Associate Vice Provost for Undergrad Studies Theresa May, Theatre Arts Alison Gash, Political Science This panel of faculty will address strategies for protecting research time while teaching, rebounding from difficult…


UA’s LGBTQ* Caucus

The LGBTQ* Caucus is up and running! Some 25 faculty attended an initial meeting last spring at McMenamin’s 19th Street Café. Discussion was wide-ranging and enthusiastic. A common refrain was that there is definitely a need for such a group right now, not only in order to bring greater attention at UO to LGBTQ* concerns but also to mobilize and support faculty in the LGBTQ* community on campus. The caucus will focus on workplace issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ* faculty and will also offer social opportunities for getting together as a group, ways to combat the isolation that some…