Calendar

 
Dec
5
Wed
UCSF Mission Bay Membership Meeting – Authorship disputes @ Mission Hall, MH-2106
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Authorship and other forms of academic credit are of course important for our career advancement. We want to hear from you about how authorship disputes have impacted your experience as a Postdoc and how we can most effectively make progress on this critical issue in upcoming contract negotiations. Can you take a couple minutes to fill out our authorship survey?

Then join us for our monthly campus membership meeting where we’ll discuss disputes around academic credit, and strategies to make improvements in this area.

Lunch will be provided!

Jan
30
Wed
San Francisco (Mission Bay) Membership Meeting – Individual Development Plans @ Mission Hall, MH-2110
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have an Individual Development Plan (IDP)? Are you familiar with what an IDP is and the benefits of having one? At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we will discuss Individual Development Plans, how to take advantage of them to help achieve your career and professional development goals, and current career development rights under our contract and how these rights can be improved upon. Come join us!

Lunch will be provided!

Jan
31
Thu
San Francisco (Mission Bay) – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Mission Hall, Room 1108
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our first Academic Researcher general meeting of the new year! We’ll discuss existing recommendations to improve research in the U.S., including the 2018 NAS report: “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through”. By understanding existing recommendations and reports, we can better craft bargaining proposals to support our careers and UC’s research mission.

All ARs are encourage to attend and lunch will be provided!

Feb
27
Wed
San Francisco (Mission Bay) Membership Meeting – Taxes for Postdocs @ Mission Hall, MH-1108
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss the basics of filing Federal and State taxes, including issues affecting fellows and international scholars. We will also discuss how recent changes to the tax law will impact Postdocs. Your peers are also an excellent resource for tax questions and this will be a good opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Lunch will be provided!

Mar
13
Wed
San Francisco (Mission Bay) – AR General Meeting on Status of Research in the U.S. @ Genentech Hall, S-204
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a very exciting meeting to discuss the initial set of demands that our union will submit to UC in advance of bargaining the first UC Academic Researcher union contract! These demands have been crafted based on the feedback from thousands of ARs via the comprehensive bargaining survey.

Lunch will be provided!

Apr
11
Thu
San Francisco (Mission Bay) – AR General Meeting: All About Bargaining @ Mission Hall, Room 1109
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Now that we’ve pushed UC to drop its objections to our union, bargaining will begin soon! With that exciting news in mind, we invite you to join for a meeting to give us your feedback and learn about the bargaining process and how you can be involved – including helping to develop specific proposals, outreach to other ARs, political action, communicating personal stories, and much more.

Lunch will be provided!

Apr
24
Wed
San Francisco (Mission Bay) Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Mission Hall, Room 1106
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in the process of applying for a fellowship or just thinking about applying for one? Confused or uncertain about the ins and outs of doing so? At this month’s membership meeting we’ll discuss best practices for applications. And your colleagues are often the best resource for demystifying the process so we’ll also hear from Postdocs about their experiences with fellowship applications.

Lunch will be provided!

May
10
Fri
San Francisco (Mission Bay) – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Mission Hall, Room 1109
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bargaining officially begins on May 14 at UCLA for the first-ever contract for Academic Researchers! At this month’s meeting we’ll discuss AR experiences with promotion, what works and doesn’t work about current procedures, and brainstorm ways that we can negotiate a more fair and transparent process. Anyone who is interested in this topic should please come and share your ideas!!

Lunch will be provided!

May
15
Wed
San Francisco (Mission Bay) – Researcher Coffee Hour ☕🍪 @ Sandler Hall Courtyard
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stop by for coffee and cookies and meet your fellow researchers on campus!

May
29
Wed
San Francisco (Mission Bay) Membership Meeting – How our union runs @ Mission Hall, Room TBD
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What does it mean to get involved with our union? How are decisions made? What is the role of a steward, head steward or executive board member? Please join us at this meeting to discuss how our Postdoc Union democracy happens.

Lunch will be provided!