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1 Northern Iowan receives award
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 118:53, p.05
4/28/2022 Two photos of the Northern Iowan employees who won the Fearless Free Speech Award from the United Faculty; photo.
2 UNI continues to grapple with O'Kane removal
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023), Alder--Theo (Student--2022), Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.1
10/14/2021 Students and faculty fight back against decision to discipline professor for requiring masks. Another meeting with Dr. O'Kane's students was held on October 7, where administrative faculty spoke with them about their class; photo.
3 United Faculty challenges lack of COVID-19 safety procedures
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023), Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:1, p.01
8/26/2021 The United Faculty union emphasizes the need for better safety procedures to help combat Covid-19 on UNI's campus.
4 UNI community packs REC town hall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.01
11/14/2019 More than 200 students, faculty, and community members attended a town hall hosted by the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) at Maucker Union. The REC started with a summary of the REC, actions UNI has taken, and inaction that UNI has failed to meet. It was also a way for the REC to get their message out into the community and to tell their stories and to have audience members tell their stories. The meeting called for everyone in attendance to take action. Related to this article was REC, students from Iowa, and ISU attend the Board of Regents Meeting. In coordination with similar student organizations from Universities across Iowa, members of REC attended the public comment portion of the Board of Regents committee meeting. REC member Gisselle Hererra delivered a statement on behalf of the REC, addressing the Board of Regents executives and representatives from Iowa's public universities. She ended her speech by asking if the executives and representatives would be willing to meet twice and both times she was met with silence; photo.
5 REC launches #UNIisnotanAlly campaign
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.01
11/4/2019 Following President Nook's October 30th email to campus regarding the concerns of the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC), members of the REC have launched their #UNIisnotanAlly campaign across campus and social media. The campaign was launched on November 1, 2019, and it shared videos of student's personal accounts and testimonies of experiencing racism at UNI. The REC members also passed out fliers and hung them around campus. The article continues to tell the back story on why the REC was founded and what lead up to the launch; photo.
6 FMLA not "student-first" at UNI
Wolfe--Brenna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:30, p.02
1/22/2018 The United Faculty labor union at UNI created a committee to review the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). They will review and make recommended changes to best serve the faculty and their family.
7 Regents solicit efficiency report
Northern Iowan 110:43, p.1
3/10/2014 The Board of Regents is conducting a $2.5 million spending review with Deloitte Consulting to find inefficiencies and areas of overspending. The board hopes to save $15-$25 million by making the three regent universities more efficient.
8 Revised student assessment instrument will come in spring
Tant--Cassandra Anne (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:34, p.1
2/6/2014 A committee has been formed to revise the assessment form that allows students to evaluate their professors each semester. The pilot of the new assessment will be tested this semester. It is important for professors to receive student feedback.
9 UNI professors, United Faculty win case against BOR
Aune--Jordan Lee (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:13, p.3
10/11/2013 United Faculty, the UNI Iowa professors' faculty union, announced that a state district court ruled that the Iowa Board of Regents must negotiate faculty job buyouts with the union.
10 Faculty evaluations suspended
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:2, p.1
8/30/2013 Student evaluations of professors will not affect tenure or salary of their professors this year, because the faculty and administration did not get a new evaluation process prepared and approved in time.
11 New UNI president adjusts to campus, looks to future
Randolph--Olivia Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:57, p.1
6/28/2013 President Ruud and his wife Judy have been keeping busy since their move to Cedar Falls about four weeks ago. President Ruud has been spending his time dealing with university matters and meeting UNI students and faculty.
12 AAUP delays censure decision until 2014
Randolph--Olivia Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 109:56, p.1
6/21/2013 Recommendations from the United Faculty and Senate caused the AAUP to vote to delay any censure action until 2014. This will give President Ruud a chance to resolve serious problems created in part by his predecessor.
13 Board of Regents and UNI faculty union reach collective bargaining agreement
Public Relations News Release 2012:210, p.1
2/22/2013 The Board of Regents and United Faculty Union reached an agreement on a new tow-year collective-bargaining agreement.
14 AAUP releases report on cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:33, p.1
2/8/2013 The report addressed five "issues of concern". According to the report, several faculty members expressed a lack of trust in President Allen's administration that started before the events of 2012; photo
15 John Hopkins University professor to speak at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2012:146, p.1
11/20/2012 Benjamin Ginsberg will be speaking at UNI on November 29. He will speak on the change in recent years of the growth of administration and decline in faculty in higher education.
16 Arbitrator rules in favor of UF regarding merit pay grievance
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.1
4/27/2012 The university has been ordered to end the policy of requiring student evaluations for each course every semester as the basis for merit pay to professors. United Faculty filed the grievance on behalf of Betty DeBerg.
17 Dannen: athletics funding model outdated
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:53, p.1
4/24/2012 Athletics director agrees that the transfer of funds from the general fund to athletics is too high. He is suggesting a switch to funding from student fees. This concept has been used for several years by other universities; photo.
18 Arbitrator rules UNI's termination of finance professor wrongful
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:52, p.1
4/20/2012 President Allen to consider the arbitrator's ruling on the case of Professor Gordon Klein. The university is not obligated to follow the ruling since the professor was not tenured.
19 AAUP investigation could lead to censure
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:44, p.3
3/23/2012 The American Association of University Professors is planning to investigate the procedures used to determine program cuts. Responses by President Allen, to date, have not convinced the group of the University's good intentions to comply.
20 UNI faculty pass vote of no confidence in Allen, Gibson
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:42, p.1
3/6/2012 Meeting was called by Faculty Chair James Jurgenson in response to a petition calling for a faculty meeting, following the announced closing of Price Lab School and upcoming academic cuts; photo
21 UNI announces first round of cuts, eyes others
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:40, p.1
2/28/2012 Museum, print services, and Price Lab School are slated to close. The Department of Public Safety and low enrollment academic programs are under review; photo.
22 Faculty senate discusses potential academic cuts
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:39, p.1
2/24/2012 Members express concerns about general funds being transferred to nonacademic departments. Several faculty members seed that the budget process seemed to be top down, with little input from the bottom up.
23 Cuts possible for upcoming school year
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:38, p.1
2/21/2012 President Ben Allen announced that declining support from the Iowa Legislature may cause cuts in funding to Price Laboratory School, UNI Museum, Panther athletics, and academic programs; photo.
24 United Faculty accepts $520,000 in pay cuts in exchange for no layoffs
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 2010:29, p.1
1/22/2010 There will be no layoffs of faculty in this fiscal year, thanks to an agreement between the Board of Regents and United Faculty. Salaries will be adjusted downward; much like a progressive tax.
25 United Faculty votes to receive salary cut
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 2008:28, p.1
1/15/2010 United Faculty has accepted a Memorandum of Understanding reached with the Board of Regents. The agreement will end on June 30, 2010. A salary reduction was deemed a fair way to address the needed reduction in expenditures; photo.
26 Gibson on budget cuts: "Not all questions can be answered"
Aunspach--Chase Steven (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:24, p.1
11/20/2009 Provost Gibson and Vice-President for Student Affairs Terrence Hogan addressed the budget situation during a town hall meeting sponsored by the Northern Iowa Student Government; photo.
27 Faculty requires other cuts before furloughs
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:23, p.1
11/17/2009 Eighty-eight per cent of the faculty union members surveyed opposed the idea of furloughs unless similar cuts are made in programs including athletics, Gallagher-Bluedorn, and the Wellness Center; photo.
28 UNI faculty considers furloughs
Zidon--Rachel Margaret (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:22, p.1
11/13/2009 Survey of faculty members shows that faculty are open to a number of solutions to resolve the current budget crisis. United Faculty met with Board of Regents to negotiate a deal to enact cost savings.
29 Gun issue delayed until October
Barkley--Tia M. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:9, p.4
9/25/2007 Board of Regents has postponed action on the arming of public safety officers at Regent institutions; photo.
30 Committee approved to make policy on police interruptions
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:24, p.1
11/18/2005 New committee will be formed to decide what will justify a police interruption of a class.
31 Faculty salary increase could come from next tuition hike
Cisco--Laura (Student--2001-2003)
Northern Iowan 100:5, p.1
9/16/2003 Senior administrators took a comparatively lower raise; overall there will be a 3.5 percent salary increase.
32 Controversial play revisited in panel discussion
Andrews--Eric A. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:54, p.1
4/29/2003 The controversy over "Corpus Christi," performed on campus in December 2001, was discussed by panel; photo.
33 Panel to discuss controversial play 'Corpus Christi'
Public Relations News Release 2002:474, p.1
4/17/2003 Panel will discuss "Corpus Christi and Academic Freedom," on April 24.
34 AFSCME votes in favor of university layoffs; 27 merit employees are permanently cut
Schmitz--Lisa Marie (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 99:14, p.1
10/18/2002 The AFSCME union members voted to accept the layoff of 27 members of the Merit staff by a 202-8 vote rather than the proposed 11.5 days of unpaid leave per worker; photo.
35 Koob declines pay raise to unite with UNI community
Szeszycki--Emily (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 99:1, p.6
8/30/2002 President Robert Koob, along with other faculty members, delayed his raise until November; will donate is 2.5 percent increase to the Students First capital campaign.
36 Salaries: United Faculty, UNI administration negotiations reach pay decision
Szeszycki--Emily (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 98:58, p.1
6/28/2002 The negotiated rate of 5.6% will go into effect on November 1, 2002, rather than the previously agreed to date of July 1, 2002.
37 UNI faculty and staff agree to pay raise delay
Northern Iowan 98:57, p.2
6/21/2002 United Faculty voted to delay their salary increase to November 1, 2002.
38 UNI faculty and staff agree to pay raise delay
Public Relations News Release 2001:527, p.1
6/19/2002 Negotiated salary increase will be delayed until November 1, 2002.
39 Faculty report on tasers at UNI
Northern Iowan 98:28, p.11
12/14/2001 Conclusions made about research done on the Department of Public Safety's request to arm officers with tasers.
40 UNI professors received higher raises than UI, ISU
Scudder--Jeffrey (Class of 2003)
Northern Iowan 98:6, p.1
9/21/2001 United Faculty President Paul Siddens discusses the need for the increase in faculty salaries.
41 Faculty seeks pay raise
Murken--Heather R. (Class of 1999)
Northern Iowan 95:28, p.1
12/11/1998 UNI faculty and staff unions are seeking pay raises for the next two years.
42 Collective bargaining
Lang--William C. (Vice President; History Faculty)
A Century of Leadership and Service 2:0, p.428
7/1/1995 Detailed account of legal actions and negotiations leading to the election of a faculty bargaining agent; photo.
43 United Faculty begins bargaining process
Northern Iowan 91:23, p.2
11/11/1994 United Faculty makes its proposals to the Board of Regents.
44 Media Advisory
Public Relations News Release 1994:139, p.1
11/4/1994 The first session of collective bargaining between the Board of Regents and the UNI-United Faculty will be held November 7 at UNI.
45 Judge finds against United Faculty in money distribution
Hansen--C. Sherene
Northern Iowan 91:13, p.1
10/7/1994 Judge rules in favor of UNI in dispute over 1990 teaching excellence money.
46 Judge upholds PERB ruling
Northern Edition 2:22, p.2
10/5/1994 Judge rules in favor of UNI in dispute with United Faculty on distribution of teaching excellence awards in 1990-1991.
47 Judge supports Public Employment Relations Board ruling in favor of University of Northern Iowa
Public Relations News Release 1994:83, p.1
9/29/1994 District Court rules in favor of UNI in dispute with United Faculty.
48 United Faculty appeals teaching award decision
Northern Iowan 90:44, p.1
3/11/1994 Appeals decision regarding distribution of teaching excellence money.
49 Arbitrator rules in favor of Board of Regents
Northern Iowan 90:39, p.1
2/22/1994 Rules that university did not violate contract by placing certain materials in evaluation file of Professor Robert Snyder.
50 Board rules in favor of UNI
Northern Iowan 90:31, p.5
1/25/1994 Decision on distribution of teaching excellence awards goes against United Faculty.


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