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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.
Here are some of the more common questions we get about UEA and membership. If you have other questions, please contact us directly.
Q: What services does UEA provide to faculty?
A: UEA’s primary task is to negotiate the contract (the collective-bargaining agreement). We also implement and enforce the contract.
Q: What has UEA done for the faculty lately?
By John Hamlin
UEA President Elect
I have an idea: To increase our graduation rates and make sure students are as productive as possible; let’s require all students to take 20 credits a semester. I know, some already do, so why not bring the rest up to that level? We can then provide a mechanism by which a students can buy down the course load if they can demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that they are already working too much in some other aspect of their professional student life.