United Academics Officer Nominations Now Open

United Academics is holding elections for six officer positions this year, with nominations due by March 22, 2024. All members in good standing* are eligible to serve as officers and to nominate other members in good standing. Self-nominations are also permitted. If you're interested in running, current council members will happily talk with you and answer your questions. As always, you can contact UA staff with any questions at [email protected].

Open positions:

The Executive Council (EC) is the primary leadership body of United Academics with a focus on initiating, overseeing, or revising the program of your union. The positions that are open this year are listed here with the current person in them, so you can contact the current council member with your questions. The positions we especially need you to fill are in bold.

  • Executive VP (Green)
  • Treasurer (Harbaugh)
  • VP for NTTF Instructional Affairs (Wakefield)
  • VP for Diversity and Equity (Fujiwara)
  • Chair of the Grievance and Contract Administration Committee (Whalen)
  • Chair of the Politics Committee (vacant)

We also need to elect delegates for the AAUP national convention:

  • The AAUP convention is in Arlington, VA, from Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16 (see AAUP site for more information). United Academics will pay reasonable travel expenses for the delegate.

You can find all the nomination forms on the UA website.

Timeline of election:

  • March 22 – Nominations due
  • March 25 – Nominees announced and the candidate statements posted on uauoregon.org
  • March 28 – Elections notice sent to the home addresses of current members
  • April 1-30 – Election – Ballot box in the UA office at 603 East 13th Avenue through close-of-business April 30
  • May 1 – Results announced to the membership

*A member in good standing is a bargaining unit member who is actively employed by the university in a bargaining unit position, has signed a union membership card, and pays regular membership dues. Bargaining unit faculty members can maintain their membership in good standing for up to 12 months after being actively employed by the university by paying a $10 monthly membership dues fee.