Chapter Meeting Notes

Notes chapter meeting September 18 2014

Chapter president opened the meeting with a brief review of some of the goals for this year.

Those goals being:

  1. Top priority is chapter building starting with area representative structure

-The areas have been split into 10 sites each site will hold a meeting to recruit volunteers and educate members.

-There will be 5 site meetings per semester.

- A key element of chapter building is timely, open communication amongst the Chapter leaders so that issues can be assessed and addressed.

  1. The second goal is to complete the Joint Labor Management project of producing a guide for professionals.

- The project is now with the LRS for insertion of relevant contract articles and policy references

  1. The third goal is to complete the Joint Labor Management project of a system for promotion for lecturers.

- The committee has been formed and must now meet to begin developing a proposal

  1. The next goal is to improve communication via the Chapter website.

- Please share any campus events or concerns that you are aware of with John Cote.

  1. The meeting then moved to open discussion of new issues. Some new issues which were presented by attendees are:
  2. notice from Extended Education to long serving faculty that stipends will not be paid for those travel courses; suggestion that fees to students be increased to cover the former stipends
  3. salary level of Potsdam academics members request that salaries of administrators be sent to membership.
  4. It was also suggested that the chapter hold a meeting and invite the president and HR Director to discuss the issue
  5. new policy of no full time adjuncts


Our first full Chapter meeting of the fall term is coming up fast. Please join us in Thatcher Hall on 9-18 from 3;30 – 5:30 for food drink and discussion.

John Cote’

Acting President

Drescher Program Deadlines

The attached document provides the deadlines for the Drescher Leave Program for the rest of the contract period. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, since I serve on the joint Labor-Management Committee associated with this program.


Drescher Program Deadlines

Laura Rhoads

Chapter Meeting and Luncheon: Note Date is May 9th!

Join us on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 12:00 in the second floor dining room of Thatcher Hall for an end of semester chapter meeting and luncheon. In addition, we will recognize all of our Potsdam students who have submitted their applications for the UUP Scholarship for the 2014 program. Please RSVP to or call X3177.

Chapter Meeting February 14th

There will be a chapter meeting this Friday, February 14th, from 12:00-1:30PM in Thatcher Hall, 2nd floor dining area. Jamie Dangler, statewide Vice President for Academics, will be our special guest. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the meeting. Jamie will be talking about Open SUNY and Teacher Education, and a chapter budget for 2014-15 will be presented for approval by the membership.

VPA Jamie Dangler

The draft of the chapter budget can be downloaded as an excel file: UUP Budget 2014-2015

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

I hope everyone is off to a great start in this new year! There will be more announcements shortly but mark your calendars for February 14th, 2014, from 12:00-1:30PM in Thatcher Hall, 2nd floor dining area, for a chapter meeting and luncheon. Please RSVP to or call our chapter office at X3177 to sign up. We will provide updates on the UUP legislative agenda, changes to teacher education programs, contract language, and local chapter issues.


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Laura Rhoads, Potsdam UUP Chapter President

Potsdam UUP Chapter Meeting November 14th, 2013

Fred Kowal addresses a group at the Fall Delegate Assembly.

Fred Kowal addresses a group at the Fall Delegate Assembly.

Please join us in welcoming our statewide officers from UUP on Thursday, November 14th from 4:00-6:00PM in Raymond Hall 8th floor conference room! President Fred Kowal, along with other officers, will be providing updates on the contract, budget, Seamless Transfer, and legislative outreach activities. Potsdam chapter officers will be present to talk about campus issues.

Come with your questions and concerns- we want to hear from you!

Light refreshments will be available.


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