URGENT ACTION: Support Pledge for Undocumented Students at UCSB

  CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION & SHARE WITH COLLEAGUES    The Pledge: Dear UCSB Students and Employees, We, the undersigned, are UCSB faculty who stand united against acts of hate and bigotry directed at our students and fellow employees in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Words and acts of hate are forms of violence that threaten our mission as a public research university committed to the betterment of our global society through teaching, learning, and the dissemination of new knowledge. Read More +

Statement of Principles for Choosing New UC Chancellors

SBFA members, Below is a recent statement from CUCFA regarding UC chancellor appointments.   A University of California Chancellor must be committed both to broad access to university education and to scholarly excellence, and have a proven record of support for the value of public education. A Chancellor must recognize that, despite increases in fundraising for specific projects, efforts at privatization have failed to sustain the University’s central mission of education, research, and service for the people of California. In addition to providing intellectual vision Read More +

Letter to LIU

Dear members, Three days ago, President of Long Island University Kimberly R. Cline and the Board of Trustees locked out the faculty of the LIU Brooklyn Campus. After contract negotiations on a new contract failed, the administration simply ended negotiations. Such a lockout has never happened before in higher education in the United States. The administration not only locked out the faculty, but they also cut off their pay, their benefits, their health care, and even their university email. (for up to date information see here). Convinced that this gross Read More +

Assisting Fellow Scholars At Risk (SAR) & Scholars Rescue Funds (SRF)

Dear FA members, As you are most likely aware, over the summer a failed coup attempt in Turkey has led to an unprecedented crackdown on academic freedom in that country. Thousands of professors and teachers have been fired from their jobs, arrested, and/or threatened with prosecution in trials which will most likely fail to meet even the most minimum international standards of fairness. Sadly, the persecution of Turkish academics is not an aberration; around the world the number of scholars at risk of being fired, Read More +