Welcome to the website for your faculty union, UFF-UCF!
Our mission: To protect and support the practice of our academic professions, including teaching, research and service.
The Cease-and-Desist letter sent by the Legal Services department at the Florida Education Association (one of UFF’s parent unions) to the UCF BOT bargaining team is here (PDF format). The letter was sent on November 20, 2017, and concerns aspects of administrative salary stipends that are under discussion in the ongoing bargaining sessions.
This statement has been endorsed not only by UFF-UCF but by President Hitt, UCF Campus Faiths and Ministries, the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA), the Pride Faculty and Staff Association (PFSA), and Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LaFaSa).
To start the new year, we renew our commitment to UCF’s Creed, in particular its statement about community; “I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual.”
In 1992, President Hitt established five visionary goals for the university, one of which is to “become more inclusive and diverse.” This year, UCF was a proud recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity [HEED] Award, “based on our exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives that focus on all aspects of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.”
As Knights, we look to and call on others to uphold the UCF Creed and President Hitt’s five goals. To do so, all of us must remain committed to inclusivity and diversity. This commitment calls for us to listen to each other, engage in scholarly dialogue and demonstrate respect to those with whom we disagree.
That being said, acts of hate and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
We all must ensure UCF’s campuses are safe and hospitable environments for all students, employees, residents, and visitors. UCF is a community that continually strives to honor the dignity of all people.
Update on Collective Bargaining as of August 28th 2017
The following info was sent out to the Bargaining Unit on August 28 2017 Dear Colleagues: We are close to concluding current negotiations. As you know, bargaining involves give and take on both sides and we urge you to consider … Continue reading
Posted on August 28, 2017 [View Article]
Update on Collective Bargaining as of August 17th 2017
This emails was sent to faculty on August 17th. Dear Colleagues: Fifty faculty participated in Friday’s bargaining session, including helping to refine our bargaining proposals during our group’s caucus. The large turnout demonstrated that faculty care about our contract and … Continue reading
Posted on August 17, 2017 [View Article]
Resolutions passed at the February 2017 UFF Senate Meeting
The semiannual UFF Senate Meeting was held on the weekend of Feb 18/19 at the Altamonte Springs Hilton. At the meeting, the following four resolutions were passed by the UFF Senate. 1. Support of Immigration and Diversity In … Continue reading
Posted on February 20, 2017 [View Article]
Response to Pulse nightclub incident
Read the statement below from UFF-UCF President Scott Launier on the 6/12 tragedy at the Pulse nightclub. As president of the United Faculty of Florida at UCF, I wish to express my condolences to all UCF faculty, staff and students, … Continue reading
Posted on June 15, 2016 [View Article]