UConn-AAUP Update: September 8, 2021

In this Issue:

  • UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative
  • Sticker-Up with UConn-AAUP/SEBAC Report
  • Vaccination Reporting Deadline

UConn-AAUP Member Wellness Initiative

 To help promote faculty wellbeing during the upcoming year, AAUP will be sponsoring two programs as part of our 2021-22 Wellness Initiative. The first will be a Wellness Seminar Series. Each month, we will host a seminar focused on one of the common concerns endorsed by faculty in our recent AAUP survey. Seminars for the Fall will be virtual. For planning purposes, we will ask people to send an RSVP for the link, and then open to a general audience prior to the seminar. The second program will be a small, ongoing Faculty Wellness Group that will meet weekly for 6-8 weeks this fall.  The focus will be on learning tools to change negative thought patterns that can impact wellbeing.  Information about the small group will be coming soon.

The following link provides more details about the topics and presenters for our Fall seminars, which includes:

  1. Stop the Stress: Evidence-Based Strategies for Stress Management

Monday, September 27th  4-5 PM


  1. Student Mental Health Support for Faculty: Understanding Roles, Responses & Resources(Hosted by the AAUP & SHaW Mental Health Services)

Monday, October 18th 3:30-5


  1. PTR and the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion to Address Faculty Concerns

November TBD

Sticker Up with UConn-AAUP/SEBAC

Sticker Up Day was a resounding success!! Many of you proudly wore your stickers or pasted them in prominent places to be seen. But support for the negotiating team and a fair contract it is not over. We will continue to ask you to wear your stickers and post them for all to see. We will continue to provide stickers and buttons throughout the semester for those who did not receive them as we have more events planned. If you would like them mailed to your U-BOX, please email Barbara BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org and she will get them out.

Vaccination Reporting Deadline

September 10, 2021 is the deadline to upload your vaccination status to the UConn portal. If you have not uploaded your vaccination status, please follow the link to the portal to avoid being out of compliance with a University Policy. Providing this information is not a violation of HIPPA, nor equal to the information necessary for approval of an FMLA leave.

In Solidarity.


Mary Ellen Junda, President

Jeffrey Ogbar, Executive Vice President

Michael Bailey, Executive Director

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