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.
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.
Ratification Vote Happening Now for Updated CBA Articles 3, 8, 23, 24
Please see the notice below from UFF-UCF Chief Negotiator, Dr. John E. Fauth, Assoc. Professor of Biology. The documents (summary of articles, instructions on voting, and the ballot) are available as PDFs on our website too. Your ballot must be … Continue reading
Posted on November 16, 2016 [View Article]
End-of-Fall-Semester Social on December 5th!
Come to the End-of-Fall UFF-UCF Social! See the flyer below for details (or just scroll down for the text).
Posted on November 14, 2016 [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]
New Resolution About the “Guns on Campus” Bill
The following email was sent out to the bargaining unit on March 28, 2015. It concerns another UFF-UCF resolution about the “Guns on Campus” bill (SB 176/HB 4005) currently being considered by our state Legislature. (UPDATE! March 29th: Yet another … Continue reading
Posted on March 28, 2015 [View Article]