Calendar

 
May
9
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting on the Promotion Process @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 9 @ 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
28
Tue
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Applying for Postdoc Fellowships @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
May 28 @ 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!

Jun
19
Wed
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jun
26
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Appointments and Job Security @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What rights does our contract provide with regard to appointment length and appointment letters? What does a layoff mean? What if you find another job before your appointment end date? Join us at our next meeting to learn more about everything appointment-related, and hear from other Postdocs about their experiences. This is also a good opportunity to ask any other questions that you may have.

Lunch will be provided!

Jul
18
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Jul
31
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Teaching Opportunities @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining teaching experience as a Postdoc? In this month’s membership meeting, we will discuss opportunities for Postdocs to hone their teaching skills. We’ll talk about different kinds of teaching, whether formal or informal, and how to build those experiences into your CV. We’ll also discuss opportunities for teaching in the area, both within UC and outside.

Lunch will be provided!

Aug
22
Thu
Santa Barbara – AR General Meeting @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join this month’s general meeting to get the latest on where things stand with bargaining and discuss how ARs can utilize the new ARU / UAW 5810 Bargaining Petition to increase the pressure on UC.

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
11
Wed
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Mental Health Resources for Postdocs @ Bren Hall, Room 4016
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This membership meeting will focus on the range of mental/behavioral health resources that are available to Postdocs. This includes what is available on campus, as well as off campus. We’ll also cover how to find providers under our HMO and PPO health care plans. And as always, we are each other’s greatest resource so any information or feedback that you can contribute to this conversation will be most appreciated!

Lunch will be provided!

Sep
21
Sat
Santa Barbara – Researcher BBQ @ Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the last days of summer with fellow UCSB Postdocs and Academic Researchers. Colleagues, partners, family, and friends are welcome to join! We will provide the BBQ necessities and food! Drinks available by donation. Please RSVP here!

Sep
30
Mon
Santa Barbara Membership Meeting – Resolving Workplace Conflicts @ Psych East, Room 3834
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At this month’s Campus Membership Meeting, we’ll discuss the grievance process for resolving work-related concerns, problems and/or issues, including your rights under our contract. The grievance process is an essential component of contract enforcement. Please join us for this important conversation.

Lunch will be provided!