UFF-UCF Updates, Sept 14, 2020

UFF-UCF Updates, Sept 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

UFF-UCF Updates

We Remember Patricia B. Angley

It is with regret that I announce that one of our dearest members, colleague and friend has passed away. She was a loyal and supportive union member and served on Council for many years. She was invaluable to her colleagues in the English Department and mentored numerous students at UCF. We ask that you keep Pat in your thoughts and hearts during this difficult time. The College of Arts and Humanities has created an In Memoriam page to remember her. At the bottom there is information for you to share a video memory or donate to a scholarship fund in her name.


Your Bargaining team, led by Yovanna Pindea, has a bargaining session on September 16 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. The session is on Zoom and you can get the details by emailing Briannis Weston. Let’s come out and show our support for our bargaining team. For the latest on Bargaining please visit your UFF-UCF webpage.


We will be communicating with you regularly on the latest with the union. On our webpage under Events you will see notices of important meetings. This Thursday September 17, from 2pm-4pm we will have our first Council meeting of the semester, you can find the details there. We are currently updating the website so be sure to regularly check it out as well as join our Facebook group if you are a member to receive up to date information. 

In Solidarity,

Robert Cassanello

UFF-UCF Council meeting scheduled for Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m.

UFF-UCF Council meeting scheduled for Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m.

Hello everyone, this is a reminder of the upcoming UFF-UCF Council Meeting that is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Please see the agenda for the meeting here. The Zoom link to attend is included on the agenda. If you would like to add additional items to the agenda, please email Latarsha Chisholm before the end of the day Thursday. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.

Also, don’t forget the union is hosting a town hall meeting open to all faculty on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 1:00 pm. Please let other faculty in your department know about this event. It is a great opportunity to have your voices heard.

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Fall 2018 Consultation with the Provost

December 5, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Millican Hall 395

UFF-UCF 2018 Fall Consultation Agenda

  • PDL applications should not be held up waiting for a dean’s signature
  • Faculty need a paper-based option for evaluations when serving on committees such as promotions, awards and tenure. There is much research that increased screen-reading time negatively impacts eye health. Also, faculty should receive all applications at one time, not one at a time as they come in.
  • Office space expectations and problems related to moving downtown
  • How are students in the summer ACCESS program being placed into courses? Is it true that students are randomly enrolled in classes based on alphabetical order of last names? Is it true that students in the ACCESS program do not get to choose the courses in which they enroll? What is the process by which students enroll in summer courses when they are in the ACCESS program, and is this a process that can or should improve?
  • HR should align language and practices with the CBA. For example—paid parental should not be a memo of understanding nor indicate it requires dean’s approval
  • Departments being grossly overcharged for alterations to labs, etc.
  • Update: Making UCF a more diverse and inclusive campus—how are we doing and what are next steps?
  • Culture of toxic work environments in pockets across the university:
    • management harassment; gender discrimination; micro-aggression; paternalism; cultural miscommunication
    • employee mistreatment; retaliation/fear of retaliation for using or standing up for contract rights