FIU Labor Spring 2024

Please join FreeFIU’s Labor Spring/National Higher Ed Day of Action event on Wednesday, April 17th at  3pm in the Labor Center, Room 301. The panel and discussion “Rebirth Amidst Repression: Unions in Florida and Beyond” will feature University of Miami labor historian Max Fraser and a student organizer from University of Oregon’s new wall-to-wall undergraduate worker union. See the attached flyer for more information and to register. Continue reading

UFF-FIU Picnic

UFF-FIU warmly invites all faculty and their families to our Spring 2024 Family Picnic at the Beach! Let’s celebrate us and reaching 60% membership. We will have food and drinks. When: Sunday, April 28, beginning at 11 a.m. Where: Peacock Shelter at Crandon Park, 6747 Crandon Park Blvd, Key Biscayne) Please leave at home glass, pets, and no styrofoam. The park charges $7 for parking with “Pay-By-Phone.” Please RSVP using this link, and we can’t wait… Continue reading

Spring Chapter Meeting and Elections- April 3, 2024

UFF-FIU Chapter Elections for 2024-2025 will be held in person (only) at the Spring Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm in the Wertheim Conservatory, WC 130, at MMC Marine Science Reading Room, MSB 105, at BBC. As per the stipulations of applicable labor law, only UFF-FIU dues-paying members are eligible to vote and absentee and proxy voting are not allowed. For dues-paying members only In person attendance required… Continue reading

Avoid Decertification

Dear Colleagues, Please join the union (UFF-FIU) by January 24 to avoid the decertification of the union. Last year, the state legislature passed a requirement that some public sector unions maintain a density of at least 60% membership to continue to be recognized as the bargaining agent. All members must be signed up for e-dues by no later than January 24th to be counted toward the numbers we need to avoid decertification. While membership numbers… Continue reading

Holiday Party, November 28

UFF-FIU invites all faculty to the UFF-FIU Holiday Party. When: Tuesday, Nov 28, at 5-8 pm Where: At the Stocker AstroScience Center, ASTRO building, Room 101, FIU MMC Campus (between CP and OE) What else: Food and refreshments provided, family-friendly, and an opportunity (weather permitting) to observe through the telescope! Continue reading

Collecting Data for Teaching Evaluations

Activities for Evaluating Teaching: Collecting Data for Teaching Evaluations Do you have questions about the kinds of activities faculty can use to collect data (i.e., student, peer and self) for their annual evaluation of teaching? Are you interested in learning more about the resources available to support faculty in completing their annual teaching evaluations? Bring these and any other teaching evaluation questions to one of the sessions below. October 26th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.,… Continue reading