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Editor's Note: The following remarks were delivered by UEA President Michael Pfau at the May 9 meeting of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents in Minneapolis.
Chair Beeson, President Kaler, Members of the Board,
Thank you for the chance to share my thoughts about the proposed budget.
My name is Michael Pfau, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and President of the University Education Association – UMD’s faculty union.
By Michael William Pfau,
By Michael Mullins
UEA-D Legislative Liaison
I hope as your semester winds down you are able to reflect on the struggles made across our campus this year and the accomplishments we've made on behalf of our faculty, students and generally the campus and community. Without your input and energy UEA would not be able to represent you collectively. Thanks for all you do.
Now, turning to one of the most pressing issues we face: our budget.
The University Education Association-Duluth would like to recognize the union faculty who will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Their contribution to our university in their research, teaching and service sets a standard we all can only hope to aspire to. We thank them for their membership in our union. We wish them fullfilling retirements.
By Scott Laderman
UEA Contract Administrator
We have lately been addressing an issue in the College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP) that, when positively resolved, will benefit nearly the entire faculty of that college.
By Lori Melton*
UMD Office of External Relations
What started as a simple conversation has evolved into a lifelong quest for Shannon Walsh, an assistant professor of Political Science at UMD.