A multi-department team of UFF leaders in the College of Engineering, headed by John Schueller (Mechanical & Aerospace), has been reaching out to colleagues who have not yet joined the UFF. This systematic, sustained, and personal approach – with individual conversations as well as formal presentations at departmental meetings – is producing results. Since Spring 2011 when the UFF Engineering organizing team launched, membership in the College has grown in every department. Non-tenure track engineering faculty are active in the new NTT Caucus as well. If you are a UFF member in Engineering and want to get involved in building our membership in Engineering, contact John Schueller at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re not yet a member, when a UFF member colleague approaches you, have that conversation and sign up!
By Valerie Wilk, Higher Education Organizer, National Education Association