MANAGERIAL DISCONNECT

Originally posted at Remaking the University by Michael Meranze, here. Monday, March 7, 2016 MANAGERIAL DISCONNECT The scandal engulfing UC Davis Chancellor Katehi is only the latest sign of the disconnection between our managerial elite and the rest of the University. While students face increased tuition and debt, faculty and staff face a reduction in benefits, and the entire Berkeley campus faces the possibility of a reduction in academic range and quality, some managers operate in a bubble of their own, hobnobbing in Davos and being paid Read More +

UCSB FA Executive Board Endorses CSU Strike

The UCSB Faculty Association executive board endorses the five-day strike scheduled for all California State University campuses April 13-15 and April 18-19. It has been called by the California Faculty Association, the union representing faculty at the nation’s largest institution of higher education. The CFA is fighting for a 5% pay increase after years of declining real wages, plus service step increases for many eligible faculty. Despite a breakthrough report by an impartial fact finder, which validates the union’s demand and the capacity of CSU Read More +

Judith Butler’s Statement on UC Regents’ Proposed Principles Against Intolerance

Below is some extremely pertinent news for all of us, especially following the FA’s forum on Academic Freedom & Shared Governance earlier this month. Both introduction and statement taken from Remaking the University here where it was originally posted by Chris Newfield.   Most of this text was read at the UC Regents Public Comment session this morning in San Francisco.  Following public comment, the regents rejected the original text of the “Principles Against Intolerance”to which this statement refers. Thenew preamble text reads, “Anti-Semitism, Anti-Semitic forms of Read More +

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9th, 4-6pm OPEN FORUM ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM

LOMA PELONA CENTER MAP Dear Colleagues, Erosion of academic freedom around teaching and research? New UC Principles Regarding Intolerance? Trigger warnings? Gag orders at the university? Who owns y​our syllabus? Whose civility? whose freedom? These are some of the important issues on our campus that have prompted the Faculty Association to hold a public forum on Academic Freedom and Shared Governance.  Please come!  The event is on Wednesday, March 9 from 4 to 6 pm at the Loma Pelona Center. (The Loma Pelona Center is located on campus near Read More +