United Academics

UA represents approximately 1,900 faculty on campus including tenure-track and non-tenure-track instructional faculty, adjuncts, librarians, research faculty, and postdoctoral scholars.  Law school faculty, EC Cares faculty, and faculty in a supervisory role (mostly department heads and primary investigators) are excluded from the bargaining unit. 

Current President:  President Chris Sinclair, Associate Professor of Mathematics. 


2015-2018 United Academics Collective Bargaining Agreement

University of Oregon Faculty Handbook

Faculty Salary Increases

United Academic members ratified the extension of the collective bargaining contract agreement with the university. The new contract extends the current collective bargaining agreement for two years, expiring on June 30, 2020.

Terms of the contract extension focused on an economic package including cost of living increases each year, a salary pool to address equity, and salary increases based on merit in the second year of the extension:

Fiscal Year 2019

  • Tenure Track Faculty: 1.25% across the board increase and 0.75% pool to address equity.
    Individuals receiving an equity adjustment will be notified directly, and their increase will be retroactive to January 1, 2019.
    If there are funds remaining in the equity pool after equity increases are applied, those funds will be applied as an additional across-the-board increase to all TTF, also retroactive to January 1, 2019.
  • Career Non Tenure Track Faculty: 2.0% across the board increase.

Fiscal Year 2020

  • Tenure Track Faculty:  1.625% merit pool and 0.50% external equity pool for academic departments, which are significantly below peer departments at AAU public institutions.
  • Career Non Tenure Track Faculty:  2.125% merit pool.

No other substantive changes to contract language were made. The faculty union will hold a ratification vote for its members in late September.

Memorandums of Understanding

The Memorandums of Understanding between the University of Oregon and United Academics should be considered terms of the current collective bargaining agreement. The following list includes active MOUs by title, applicable article, and effective date.

Course Evaluations Amendment (Article 20, 2/10/2020)

External Equity (Article 26, 1/14/2020)

Tenure Reduction Program (Article 26, 4/11/2019)

Course Evaluations (Article 20, 8/12/2019)

Union Information Requests (Article 9, 7/10/2019)

Grievances (Article 22, 7/10/2019)

Parental Leave (Article 32, 4/10/2019)

Tenure Review and Promotion (Article 20, 10/17/2018)                        

Janus Ruling (Article 10, 6/12/2018)

Recognition (Article 1, 6/8/2018)

Academic Classifications and Ranks (Article 15, 06/05/18)

Extension of Terms (Article 16, 5/8/2018)

Local Level Metrics (3/16/2018)

Pro Tem Faculty Extensions (Article 16, 6/24/2017)

Tenure Salary Equity Study (Article 26, 2/17/2017)       

Research Faculty FLSA (Article 26, 10/24/2016)

1st Yr. Faculty Develop. Program (Article 35, 10/19/2015)

Reserving Conference Rooms (Article 9, 11/13/2014)        

Career NTTF Review (Article 19, 9/22/2014)

Overload Assignments (Article 17, 6/6/2014)        

Pro Tem Extensions

Proposal for Long-Term Ongoing Pro Tem Position