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                       ACCJC Denies CCSF Accreditation     
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United Professors of Marin has represented teachers, counselors, librarians and other non-administrative certificated employees at the College of Marin for more than 37 years. Unit members include both full time and part time employees who serve students at the Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses in Marin County, California.

 UPM Executive Council Nominations  
A Call for Nominations for positions on the UPM Executive Council will be in mailboxes on March 10, 2014. There are three (3) openings for Permanent/Probationary Unit Members and one (1) opening for Temporary Unit Members for two (2) year terms, July 1, 2014 ? June 30, 2016.

Nominations will be recognized only if both you and your nominee are UPM members.
The nominee must sign the form indicating acceptance.

Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014.

For additional information call the UPM office at (415) 459-1524


 Certificated Retirement Account (CRA) Trust Nominations  
A Call for Nominations has gone out for the Board of Trustees of the Certificated Retirement Account Trust. There are two positions available, one elected and one appointed by the UPM Executive Council. Term of service is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016.

Nominees must be participants in the Trust (current MCCD permanent faculty or faculty who retired in 1988-89 and later). The CRA Trustee is a compensated position and requires attending at least two (2) meetings a year.

Nominations must be received by March 10, 2014.
Ballots will be mailed by approximately March 12th.

Check your campus mailbox for your Nomination Form.

For additional information call the UPM office at (415) 459-1524



 New Links & Benefits Page   
The Benefits page has been updated to include additional links that can be helpful to the UPM Full-time and Part-time members, including links to: AFT; CalSTRS; Union Plus; and "How to read your paycheck" (AFT link).
More to come!



 UPM Appointees Effective July 2014  
UPM Committee members were appointments for July 2014 through June 30, 2015 have been selected. However, a position for a Professional Standards Committee member is vacant.

Please contact the UPM President or the UPM Executive Council members to apply for the vacant Professional Standards Committee position.


 Information for Part Timers: Unemployment Benefits  
If you are a part-time community college instructor, you are entitled to receive unemployment benefits between semesters and during the summer break when you are not teaching. Click the View Details link for more information. [View details]

 CFT and AFT local 2121 oppose ACCJC decision to deny accreditation to CCS  
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) on July 3rd ordered the closure of California's largest college and a beacon of higher education in Americas most progressive and prosperous cities. The City College of San Francisco (CCSF) serves 90,000 students and has produced the thousands of thousands of police officers, firefighters, nurses and teachers who protect and serve our communities. This outrageous, ill-conceived and unprecedented decision will have a harsh, immediate and irreversible impact on the academic future of current students and will undermine the achievements of College alumni.

UPM President Lauie Ordin urges all union members and concerned community activists to write letter to the local papers such as the Chronicle and the Marin IJ protesting the unprecidated and destructive actions of the ACCJC.    [View details]


 Material for the UPM Website & Newsletter   
UPM members are encouraged to submit material for the membership to access via the UPM Website and/or the UPM Newsletter!

Please provide potential material for the UPM Newsletter to the UPM Newsletter Editor, and/or potential material for the UPM Website to the UPM Executive Secretary for review by the Executive Council members.

You may also use the Contact Form to submit potential material for the Newsletter or Website.

 UPM Suggestions & Comments   
UPM members are highly encouraged to submit comments and/or suggestions for UPM related business (i.e. meetings, contract articles, etc.).
Please use the Contact Form to submit suggestions and/or comments.

                                               IN DEFENSE OF EDUCATION                                               
The United Professors of Marin join faculty, students and staff at all California Community Colleges, at the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) to defend excellence in and access to higher education across California and on our campus


Updated: 2/15/2014 ~ Contact derek@unitedprofessorsofmarin.org