New faculty orientation

The UC Chapter AAUP’s Contract Compliance and Education Committee will present “Taking Control of the RPT Process,” a workshop designed to help junior faculty become familiar with the RPT process, including both the contractual rules as well as unwritten “best practices.”  We are offering two sessions; both are identical, so feel free to select whichever works best for your schedule:

Wednesday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Tangeman University Center, room 423
Thursday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Tangeman University Center, room 413

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please RSVP to Stephanie Spanja at, as space is limited. Please indicate which date you are selecting. We hope that this workshop will be helpful to you as you move forward in your careers at UC.  There will be ample time for questions after the program, and members of the Contract Compliance and Education Committee, as well as several Chapter staff, will be on hand to help answer questions, one-on-one, about the RPT process.

Contract Ratification

Good afternoon,

We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been ratified by the Chapter members. It has already been approved by the University Board of Trustees.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement is a positive achievement for the Chapter and the University. Health insurance contributions will mainly remain at their current levels. This was identified as critically important by many faculty members in bargaining surveys and focus groups. Faculty development will also receive much-needed additional funding.

The salary increases are welcome, although they do not go far enough to improve the University’s ability to attract and retain faculty, and to be competitive with those institutions that the Administration has identified as “peer” or “aspirational.” Work remains to re-focus the Administration on the University of Cincinnati’s core teaching and research mission. This includes a review of University spending, including those for administrative units and athletics.

Thank you to the many faculty members who attended the Board of Trustees’ meetings in June and August. This would not have happened without you.  Thank you as well to Northern Kentucky University’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, which was instrumental in assisting the Chapter and the Administration in reaching an agreement.

Ron Jones, President

Connie Kendall-Theado, Vice President



AAUP member Stephanie King and former President Bill Clinton at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic.bill-clinton

2016-2019 Contract Q&A Sessions

Informational meetings are scheduled to discuss the details of the new tentative agreement.  We will hold these meetings across the campuses as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 14 from 12pm – 1:30pm in 400A TUC
  • Wednesday, September 14 from 12pm – 1:30pm in 100 Walters at UCBA
  • Thursday, September 15 from 12pm – 1:30pm in 400A TUC
  • Thursday, September 15 from 12pm – 1:30pm in Snyder 143 at Clermont
  • Friday, September 16 from 2pm – 3:30pm in 235 French East on the Uptown Campus East