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"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

-Thomas Huxley

Update: April 8, 2014

2014 End of the Year Dinner

The UUP Brockport Chapter will be hosting its annual

End of the Year Dinner

Monday, May 12, 2014


New York Room, Cooper Hall

Click here to RSVP by Friday, April 25, 2014.


Fact Sheet: edTPA


The fact sheet outlines UUP's seven-point advocacy agenda. We call upon UUP members to help us press the Legislature and the Board of Regents to demand that the State Education Department remove the edTPA as a requirment for teacher certification and dvelop a new edTPA implimenation plan. Up to 40% of May 2014 graduating students in teacher preparation programs are expected to fail the edTPA and be denied teaching certification because SED has refused to heed the advice of experienced educatiors who have persistently expressed concerns about thsi poorly planned and implemented new high stakes "test."

The fact sheet is posted on the UUP webstie at the link below.


Q&A Sheet is also posted on the UUP website at the link below.




Panel discusses edTPA at SUNY Brockport

VPA Jamie Dangler, right, and other panelists discuss the regulatory issues affecting teacher ed programs during a March 7 event at SUNY Brockport

Nearly 80 teacher education program administrators, educators and students from 20 public and private institutions spent the afternoon focusing on specific problems they’re having with the edTPA—a new performance-based assessment the State Department of Education (SED) has mandated for teacher certification, beginning with students graduating this spring.

To read the complete story click here.



Upcoming Workshops

On-Call/Recall-April 24th, 12-1:30, Seymour 119.
The new UUP contract provides for new payments for professional employees in titles designated for on-call and/or recall from work duties that may occur after the regular workday. Come and find out if and how it can affect and benefit you if you are required to return to work duties after hours. Presenter: Pat Domaratz, Labor Relations Specialist for UUP.


New Contract: Now Available Online

The Agreement Between United University Professions and the State of New York: July 2, 2011-July 1, 2016 is now available online.

To view the contract online, or download, please click here.



Are you a Memeber?

United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more than 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration and Empire State College. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

You are not officially a UUP member until you fill out a membership application. Becoming a memeber does not cost you any more than you are paying now.

To see if you are a member simply check you pay stub and see if it reads Fee Payer or Member!

If you are not a member and would like to become one, click here to find the membership form.


UUP Job Board

We are pleased to announce a new feature available on the UUP Web site http://uupinfo.org. It's called the "UUP Job Board" and is accessible from the NavBar at the top of the page under "Links." The direct link is: http://www.uuphost.org/sunyjobs/choice.php. The "UUP Job Board" is a result of negotiations with SUNY on how they transmit to UUP statewide postings about position openings.


What is Workplace Stress?
Stress is a part of everyday life; we all experience it to one degree or another. Although it is an unavoidable part of many activities at work and at home, stress becomes harmful when it reaches an intensity that impairs daily activities.

Click here for a Stress at Work Quiz and for important information regarding risk factors, warning signs and what the Union can do about Job Stress

What is UUP?
United University Professions (UUP) is the union representing more that 35,000 academic and professional faculty on 29 State University of New York campuses, plus System Administration, Empire State College, and the New York State Theatre Institute. UUP is affiliated with New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.

With some 526 job titles included in the bargaining unit, UUP reflects the diversity of the State University. Members include:
Academic Faculty
Student Affairs Personnel
Public Relations Personnel
Doctors, Dentists, Nurses and Other Professionals at Teaching Hospitals and Health Science Centers
Graphic Artists
Student Recruitment Professionals
Instructors in the Educational Opportunity Centers
Financial Aid Counselors
System Administration Staff
Performing Artists in the New York State Theatre Institute
Student Resident Hall Personnel
Admissions Counselors

UUP represents SUNY faculty and other professionals at the bargaining table and works to protect their interests by:
- Achieving improvements in salary, fringe benefits, working conditions and retirement programs.
- Providing funding for professional growth and development through leaves, awards, conferences and other grant programs.
- Obtaining state resources for the State University through effective legislative and political action.
- Seeking to enhance and preserve the quality of the University.

As the largest higher education union in the nation, UUP is also a source for information on labor unions, state work force and bargaining issues, higher education reform, college faculty concerns and a variety of higher education topics.

UUP: Promoting Excellence in Public Higher Education

From competitive salaries and health benefits to job security, opportunities for advancement and retirement, UUP is here for you. There's strength in numbers and we're more than 35,000 members strong on SUNY's 29 state-operated campuses.

UUP is a unified voice, protecting members rights at the bargaining table and on the job, speaking on behalf of public higher education statewide, nationally and internationally. UUP is the voice of SUNY's academics and professional employees to the SUNY Board of Trustees, SUNY System Administration, the state's elected officials and the public.

UUP is the only organization designated to negotiate a contract with New York state on behalf of SUNY's academic and professional employees. The contract allows UUP to protect your fundamental rights by setting terms and conditions of your employment. Click here to view the contract.

UUP PROVIDES benefits to all bargaining unit members, including a range of attractive programs sponsored by our affiliates, New York State United Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers. Benefits include:

  • Dental and vision plan coverage* (Part-time members not eligible for NYSHIP can purchase these benefits at the group rate)
  • Scholarship program*
  • Free group life insurance
  • Free tuition on a "space available" basis
  • Discount products and services from: Apple; AT&T; Bally's Total Fitness; BJ'S Wholesale Club; Aflac; HP Academy; Enterprise Rent-a-Car; Goodyear; Liberty Mutual; Marabito Fuel; New Jersey Nets; OfficeMax; Sprint; Verizon Wireless; and SUNY PERKS.

*Employee must be eligible for enrollment in the NYS Health Insurance Program.

MEMBERSHIP IN UUP entitles you to:

  • Vote on the collective bargaining agreement;
  • Attend union meetings;
  • Hold union office;
  • Elect union leaders on your campus and at the state and national levels;
  • Upon separation of service, obtain Associate Membership with NYSUT and be eligible for benefit programs; and
  • Maintain membership after retirement and be eligible for benefit programs.

Mark Your Calendar...


2 Executive Committe Meeting

9 Professional Issuess Committee Meeting

16 RSVP deadline for End of the Year Dinner

24 On-Call/Recall Workshop


6 UUP End of the Year Dinner

16 Professional Issues Committee Meeting

16 Graduate Commencement

17 Undergraduate Commencement

21 College Employee Picnic

26 Memorial Day-UUP Office Closed

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