UFF-FAU represents tenure-track faculty.
UFF-FAU recognizes that tenure-track faculty are among the most vulnerable at FAU, as they lack the tenure protections of tenured faculty and the seniority protections of (some) non-tenure-track faculty. And, of course, the tenure process itself can be fraught with conflict and uncertainty.
UFF-FAU has assisted a number of faculty in reversing negative tenure decisions. We also initiated promotion and tenure workshops in which senior faculty have advised junior faculty on getting through the promotion and tenure process. These workshops have been so successful that the provost’s office now sponsors them. (Tenure-track faculty with questions about the tenure process should contact their steward or the UFF-FAU chapter president.)
But we’re not just about helping tenure-track faculty obtain tenure; we also seek to improve working conditions for tenure-track faculty during their years as assistant professors. To this end, we have negotiated clear criteria and guidelines for tenure (and promotion and annual evaluation), developed and revised by faculty themselves, so that tenure-track faculty will know when they are hired what will be expected of them for tenure. UFF-FAU is constantly working to improve job security and working conditions for tenure-track faculty.