Your Career Development Rights

The contract we have with UC offers important help for career and professional development. Click on the printable flier below to learn about some of these rights. This includes Article 9 of the contract which provides for an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP provides a planning process to identify individual research goals, professional development and career objectives with supervisors. You can download the template and instructions below for creating your own IDP.

UAW Local 5810 - The Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers

Check out the interactive map in the article: it shows how state funding for UC has declined considerably over time, and now, UC's core funding comes from state dollars and student tuition almost equally. https://calmatters.org/education/higher-education/2021/07/uc-tuition-hike-2/

UC will receive $1.3 billion in COVID relief money with little oversight on how it gets spent: "UC and the community college system have no plans to audit how the money is spent at individual campuses, spokespersons said."
https://edsource.org/2021/how-colleges-tap-into-federal-cash-to-cover-revenue-loss-and-covid-costs/657393

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