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. 


UO and UA reach agreement on a new Memorandum of Understanding

Like many of the university’s functions, bargaining between the university and UA has been impacted by COVID-19 and the related stay-at-home-orders. Not only did COVID-19 impact the parties’ bargaining process, it impacted the university’s ability to predict and understand its state appropriations and enrollment position next year. State appropriations and tuition are the university’s two biggest sources of revenue. Decreases to those two sources significantly impact the university’s financial position.

Given those uncertainties, the parties have been working over the last month on possible solutions, including discussions regarding a progressive pay reduction plan and an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.

We are pleased to announce that the University of Oregon and United Academics have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides for a one-year extension of the parties’ collective bargaining agreement and a one-year extension of the career faculty contracts that are up for renewal this May. We thank our faculty and the union for voting to support this agreement and for their partnership throughout this process.

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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.

American English Institute (11/23/20)

CBA Document Edits (11/17/20)

Career Faculty Employment (9/8/20)

Career Faculty FTE Restoration and Progressive Pay Reduction Plan (8/12/20)

Career Faculty FTE Restoration and Progressive Pay Reduction Plan Appendix 2 - PPR Model (8/12/20)

CBA Extension and Career Faculty (5/8/20)

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