Announcements

Initiation of NTTF promotion review for 2016-17 academic year

May 17, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to remind the community of the process by which career NTTF must initiate consideration for promotion at the University of Oregon. Please distribute this message to career NTTF and unit heads/directors by no later than May 20, 2016.

Process timeline for mid-term reviews for tenure-track faculty

December 4, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has updated the guidelines for the mid-term review process for tenure-track faculty.  Please note the following new timeline:

The timeline and process for Mid-term Reviews

Summer Session Policy Development

December 7, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

As units begin work on 2016 summer assignments, please ensure that everyone in your school or college who has a role in summer appointments has the following information:

Materials attached:  2015-18 UA CBA Article 18 (Summer Session Appointments and Assignments, attached)

Two processes need to occur:

Changes in process for NTTF promotions

December 8, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

This message is to alert you of two changes in the process for NTTF promotion cases. Please forward to your units as appropriate.

Clarification of process for Career NTTF renewals

March 31, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

This message serves as clarification of the renewal notification process for bargaining-unit, career non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF). Further information on the non-renewal notification process was provided in a January 28, 2016 email.

Merit Raise Policy Review

March 18, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The collective bargaining agreement between the University of Oregon and United Academics (CBA) provides for two pools for merit raises to be implemented in January 2017, one for tenure-track faculty and one for non-tenure-track faculty (Article 26, Section 2). These pools will be distributed according to the processes described in the unit’s merit raise policy. You can find your unit’s merit raise policy on the Academic Affairs website.

Sabbatical deadline reminder

February 11, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the university-wide deadline for sabbatical leave requests for AY17 is February 29, 2016.  You may wish to note that the deadline to submit sabbatical leave requests to Academic Affairs is always the last work day in February. Please distribute this message to your units.

For more information on sabbatical leave and the application process, please visit the Academic Affairs website.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Notice of renewal/non-renewal for career NTTF

January 28, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The university is obligated to provide notice of renewal or non-renewal of appointment to career non-tenure-track faculty bargaining unit members. This message serves as a reminder of the following deadlines for providing that notice. Further information on the notification process, and link to templates for notification letters can be found on the Academic Affairs website under Contract Renewal.

TTF offer letter template

February 2, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

To assist you in the hiring process, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs has posted an offer letter template focused on tenure-related faculty. This template is based on efforts within the College of Arts and Sciences to standardize offer letters. I am grateful to Associate Dean Karen Ford for her assistance in responding to this need in CAS and, by extension, the university. The template responds to most, if not all, variations for making an offer.

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