UFC and CWU have signed two MOUs to clarify faculty teaching and scholarship rights during the COVID-19 situation

United Faculty of Central (UFC) is the university faculty union which represents the interests of all CWU faculty (including coaches) on matters of wages, salaries, and working conditions. This is because all faculty are in the bargaining unit. (For the distinction between the bargaining unit and members, see here.)


A Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), jointly signed by the CWU administration and UFC, and ratified by CWU's Board of Trustees and by UFC's membership, specifies policies and procedures related to these matters.

UFC is led by four elected officers, and an Executive Board -- see below.

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The current UFC officers (2019-2021) are:


Gary Bartlett  (Philosophy & Religious Studies, CAH)

Vice President:
Kara Gabriel (Psychology, COTS)

Communications Officer:
Amy Hoover  (Aviation, CEPS)

Financial Officer:
Paul James  (Biological Sciences, COTS)

We have an Executive Board, whose role is to assist the officers in managing the affairs and business of the UFC. The current members of the Executive Board are:

James Avey (Management)

Ruthi Erdman (English/DHC/WGS)

Kevin Feeney (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Kara Gabriel (Psychology)

Martin Kennedy (Music)

Dan Lipori (Music)

Sathy Rajendran (Eng. Tech., Safety & Constr.)

Karen Roemer (Health Sciences)

Terry Wilson (Management)

Faculty may always contact the officers (listed above), but we also encourage faculty with questions or concerns to reach out to a UFC liaison. It need not be a liaison in your own department.

The current liaisons are:

Julie Carmen (Libr.), Roxanne Easley (Hist.), Ruthi Erdman (Engl./DHC/WGS), Sarah Feeney (Fam. & Cons. Sci.), Steve Hackenberger (Anthro.), Bob Hickey (Geog.), Martin Kennedy (Music), Keith Lewis (Art + Design), Rich Marsicano (Psych.), Josh Nelson (World Lang.), Jeff Penick (Psych.), Nancy Graber Pigeon (Mgmt.), Holly Pinkart (Biol. Sci.), Sathy Rajendran (ETSC), Rodrigo Rentería-Valencia (Anthro.), Roger Schaefer (L&J), Todd Schaefer (Poli. Sci.), Bob Trumpy (ITAM), Josh Welsh (Engl.), Cynthia Zhang (Sociol.)


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