Category Archives: Higher Education

Gov. Brown vetoes agency to oversee higher education

Below are excerpts detailing the recent development in relation to SB 42. The entire article by Michelle Leung from The Daily Californian can be found here.   Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday his decision to veto a bill, SB 42, that would have established a new agency to oversee all higher education in the state. Supporters of the bill hoped that rebooting the agency with modifications would give the higher education system leadership and guidance as well as improved research and analysis capabilities at the Read More +

CUCFA: We ask Governor Brown to sign SB-376

Dear Governor Brown, As faculty of the University of California, we are writing to urge you to sign bill SB-376, requiring the University of California compensate its subcontracted workers at the same level as those who are hired directly, that is, requiring equal pay for the same work. It is a disgrace that the University is seeking to balance its budget on the backs of its lowest-paid workers.  Subcontracting increases the possibility of wage theft and generally exploitative treatment of workers. The recent case of Read More +

SBFA Joins Students to Oppose Fee Increase

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, UCSB Associated Students’ Lobby Corps held a press conference following the Regents’ vote to approve the UC Office of the President’s proposed fee increase. At the press conference, UC Santa Barbara students, staff, and faculty joined statewide actions to protest the proposed increase.     Undergraduate student, graduate student, and faculty speakers affirmed that accessible, affordable, quality education is a public good, which must be supported by increased state funding for higher education.     Among the speakers at the press conference: UC – AFT President Robert Samuels, UC Read More +

CUCFA & AAUP Announce Partnership Agreement

Council of University of California Faculty Associations and American Association of University Professors Announce Partnership Agreement The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) today announced that they have agreed to work together as partner organizations in “defense and promotion of academic freedom, shared university governance, and the economic security of all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education.”  In a formal agreement approved by the governing bodies of both organizations and signed last Read More +