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Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under News, Vermont

After 15 months of negotiations, UVM and faculty union United Academics announced that they have reached an agreement on new contracts. UA announced in a May 29 press release that the contract agreement had been approved by the union. The announcement came three weeks after both the University and...

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After nearly a year of negotiations,  UVM has announced it reached a tentative agreement on new contracts with the faculty union United Academics. UA has been in negotiations with the University since June 2017, according to an October 2017 Cynic article. It represents roughly 850 full-time and pa...

Music chair resigns seat after 12 classes are cut

Music chair resigns seat after 12 classes are cut

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

Following several cuts to music and dance courses, department chair D. Thomas Toner stepped down from his position Nov. 10. The cuts come following an email sent to Toner from the office of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Nov. 8. “The cuts happened to us because we have a lot of part-t...

Faculty negotiations halt: A month later, United Academics and UVM Administration contract talks remain at impasse

Faculty negotiations halt: A month later, United Academics and UVM Administration contract talks remain at impasse

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 22, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News, Showcase

UVM’s faculty union United Academics has been in a deadlock with the University over a contract dispute about salaries since Sept. 11. The union, which represents roughly 850 full and part-time faculty members, re-negotiates their contract with the University every three years. “After a p...

Burlington teachers strike and garner UVM support

Burlington teachers strike and garner UVM support

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under News

Teachers in Burlington are striking over disputes in contracts ending Sept. 1 with the school board voting to impose a contract that teachers view as unfair. The strike closed schools both Thursday and Friday over the imposition of a new contract that reportedly provides an annual raise of $1,700 a...

President of UVM faculty union steps down

President of UVM faculty union steps down

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A new president has been chosen to lead UVM’s faculty union. Associate Professor Felicia Kornbluh officially stepped down from her position as president of United Academics, UVM’s faculty union, Aug. 24, according to a Sept. 3 press release. Associate professor John Forbes has been appointed...

Professors criticize university budget plan

Professors criticize university budget plan

March 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Faculty members are concerned departments may not get the resources they need due to UVM’s new incentive-based budgeting system. Incentive-based budgeting was developed in 2014 to combat the problems of the former budget model, which included “lack of transparency, little flexibility and few...

UVM president hires chief of staff

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February 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM administration organization chart has been shuffled to create a new position in the president’s office.President Tom Sullivan has hired his former co-worker from the University of Minnesota, Sharon Paulsen, to be his new chief of staff and senior counsel at the University of Vermont, Paulsen sa...

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

Teach-in focuses on racial justice

John Riedel, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A new United Academics committee focused on civil rights hosted a discussion about racial justice in Vermont and at UVM. The Civil Rights Committee hosted  and sponsored the teach-in event, “Vermont is NOT an Exception.,” Feb 23. During the event, a panel of UVM professors, students and civil r...

New faculty union president is elected

December 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

United Academics elected a new president to their faculty union Nov. 24. Felicia Kornbluh won the first contested United Academics election against Don Loeb.Felicia Kornbluh has been working at UVM for five years as the director of the gender, sexuality and women’s studies department.“I bring the same q...

Faculty push for salary increases and smaller pay gap

Faculty push for salary increases and smaller pay gap

John Riedel, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

After recent difficulties negotiating new contracts, UVM faculty members are unhappy with the difference between faculty and administrative pay. During the past several months, contract negotiations have been slow between United Academics and the administration. Faculty members have pushed for salary...

UA elections result

Hannah Kearns

November 26, 2014


Filed under Campus, News

Felicia Kornbluh was announced as the new president of United Academics, which is UVM’s faculty union Nov. 24. UA held its elections this past week, and all positions were uncontested, apart from the presidency. “I bring the same qualities to UA that I developed in that role: tenacity, eagerness...

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