Posts By: TMurray

Labor Management Agenda October 15

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United University Professions Labor-Management Agenda Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:30-2:30pm Items of Collegiality: UUP acknowledges the instrumental role management and all folks at Cortland have played in maintaining a campus with fewer than 100 positive cases of Corona Virus during the period ending September 25. UUP acknowledges inclusion of a UUP representative on the COVID […]

From the editor: Thank You, Student Employees

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by Amy Russell, The Learning Center – It is easy to generalize college student behavior, and it’s a popular pastime during a pandemic, especially if you follow the Cortland County Department of Health on Facebook and see the daily stats changing. But what gets lost in that spiral is that many of our students are […]

What Will the Spring Personnel Process Look Like?

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by Dan Harms, Chapter Vice President for Academics – We live in a time of uncertainties, with the pandemic, the election, and the horrendous budget situation, but some questions are easier to answer. One of these is how faculty portfolios for personnel actions, the bulk of which are due on February 1, should handle the […]

Six Paragraphs between Joseph Chamberlain and Alice in Chains

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by Jaclyn Pittsley, President – To paraphrase Joseph Chamberlain, who is said to have originally made his quip in a letter in 1936, we here at Cortland and across the globe are experiencing life in an interesting age. Though the story is probably apocryphal, Chamberlain would be correct, were he speaking of the COVID 19 […]

Health Care from UUP: Network Expansion Agreement

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Forwarded by Henry Steck, Officer for Retirees – Dear Colleagues: UUP has received good news for UUP-represented employees and retirees who are enrolled in the Empire Plan but live in states where they do not currently have access to in-network providers.  The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations has announced that, beginning January 1, 2021, the […]

UUP Announces Upcoming Holiday Food Drive

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by Jo Schaffer, Art and Art History Emerita – Days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping! Autumn is upon us. Little house gardens are getting frostbite. Many of our Cortland neighbors are having a hard time getting food on their tables. Local unemployment rates have soared and many small businesses have yet to open. The […]