United Academics Officer and Representative Elections

We have elections for all officer and representative positions this year, with nominations due by April 26, 2021. All members in good standing* are eligible to serve as officers or representatives, as well as to nominate other members in good standing. Self-nominations are also permitted. If you're interested in running, the current board members would be happy to talk to you and answer your questions. As always, you can contact UA staff with any questions at [email protected].

Open positions:

All Executive Council and Representative Assembly positions are open! The Executive Council (EC) is the primary leadership body of United Academics with a focus on initiating, overseeing, or revising the program of the union. The EC consists of officers and the chairpersons of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee; the Organizing and Membership Committee; and the Politics Committee. The Executive Council meets regularly, typically weekly during the academic year, to discuss issues that impact faculty and campus.

Representatives (reps) are elected to 2-year terms and have the authority to vote on union business, including approval of the budget and any changes to the Constitution or other internal policies. Representative positions are allotted on the basis of employment classification and by college or school. Representatives also serve as stewards for their department or unit. The Representative Assembly is represented on the Executive Council by its Chair, and typically meets twice a term during the academic year.

EC positions are listed with the current person in them, so you can contact the current board member with your questions. The positions we especially need you to fill are in bold.

  • President (Sinclair)
  • Executive VP (Pratt)
  • Treasurer (Harbaugh)
  • Secretary & Communications (Wakefield)
  • VP for TTF Affairs (Luebke)
  • VP for NTTF Instructional Affairs (Urbancic)
  • VP for NTTF Research Affairs (Karns)
  • VP for Diversity and Equity (vacant)
  • Chair of Organizing and Membership Committee (Boscha)
  • Chair of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee (Whalen)
  • Chair of the Politics Committee (Tiwari)

We also need to elect these positions:

Officer Elections

In order to be nominated to be an officer, a member in good standing needs the signature of 10 other members in good standing. Due to the special circumstances this year, the Elections Committee has determined that an email from a @uoregon.edu address that includes the nominating faculty member’s 95- number will be an acceptable stand-in for a signature.

If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else to be an officer, please send the following information to [email protected]:

> Your Name
> Your UO ID number
> The name of the person or persons you are nominating

Representative Elections

Representatives represent a roughly proportional number of members, with representation distributed on the basis of both employment classification and academic work units. Information on the seats available can be found here. Representatives will be elected from these employment classifications:

  • Tenured and tenure track faculty
  • Non-tenure track instructional faculty
  • Non-tenure track research faculty

If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else to be a representative, please send the following information to [email protected]:

> Your Name
> Your UO ID number
> The name of the person or persons you are nominating
> The academic work unit
> The employment classification

Nomination notices for both officer and representatives must be received by 4:59 pm on April 26, 2021.

*A member in good standing is defined as a bargaining unit member who has been actively employed by the university in a bargaining unit position at any time during the last twelve months, has signed a union membership card, and either pays regular membership dues while employed by the university or pays a $10 per month membership dues fee when not employed by the university.