The USFA Executive Committee is once again hosting lunches for USFA members in the first few years of their appointment at the U of S.
The purpose of these lunches is to put a face on the Association, to talk about the roles of the USFA and the importance of the Collective Agreement. It’s an opportunity to hear from new members and address their specific questions and concerns. For many new faculty, their appointment here is the first of their career and it is their first experience in a unionized environment. Many do not understand that the USFA is an important resource available to them over the course of their career here.
It is important for new faculty to be aware of the benefits of increasing awareness and participation in the USFA. New members joining us for lunch are encouraged to pose questions, make comments and talk about their experience as new faculty on campus. In previous years, discussions have been varied and lively, ranging from general concerns around tenure and promotion, to specific issues of merit pay, workload, and spousal considerations.
The Red Room downstairs at the Faculty Club has been reserved from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 28, 29, 30 and October 5, 6 and 7. New members interested in attending should RSVP to Tammy at the USFA office at 966-5609.