Changes in process for NTTF promotions

December 8, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to alert you of two changes in the process for NTTF promotion cases. Please forward to your units as appropriate.

Summer Session Policy Development

December 7, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

As units begin work on 2016 summer assignments, please ensure that everyone in your school or college who has a role in summer appointments has the following information:

Materials attached:  2015-18 UA CBA Article 18 (Summer Session Appointments and Assignments, attached)

Two processes need to occur:

Process timeline for mid-term reviews for tenure-track faculty

December 4, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has updated the guidelines for the mid-term review process for tenure-track faculty.  Please note the following new timeline:

The timeline and process for Mid-term Reviews

CBA Language in Offer Letters

December 3, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The following paragraph should be included in your offer letters for all academic appointments.

Tentative Agreement

October 7, 2015 - On August 14, 2015 the University of Oregon and United Academics of the University of Oregon, AFT/AAUP, AFL-CIO reached a tentative agreement for the 2015-2018 collective bargaining agreement between the parties. This draft version [PDF] reflects the tentative agreement and the various changes made through the course of bargaining.

Message regarding online academic integrity

August 4, 12015 – The Office of Academic Affairs, in consultation with the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office and Academic Extension, has developed a list of resources to combat academic misconduct in online courses.

Academic Affairs has launched a newly updated website

August 24, 2015 – We hope you will find it intuitive and useful. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Drew (6-2157,

Merit Raise Policy Review

March 18, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The collective bargaining agreement between the University of Oregon and United Academics (CBA) provides for two pools for merit raises to be implemented in January 2017, one for tenure-track faculty and one for non-tenure-track faculty (Article 26, Section 2). These pools will be distributed according to the processes described in the unit’s merit raise policy. You can find your unit’s merit raise policy on the Academic Affairs website.