Category Archives: Newsletter

Greetings to Members of the UCSB Faculty Association

Dear Members of the Santa Barbara Faculty Association, We, the Board members of SBFA, wish you a good start of the new academic year and look forward to strengthening and enlivening our joint activities. Happily, we write in the wake of a positive example of what can happen if we work together as a group and with other allies and constituents to foster faculty welfare: Chancellor Yang’s recent announcement that beginning in January 2016 the UC Care Health Insurance Plan will add Cottage Hospital, Pacific Read More +

SB Faculty Association: A Year of Growth, A Preview of Upcoming Activities

Dear Faculty Association Members, In wishing you all a happy 2015 we would also like to celebrate with you a year of growth and give you a preview of upcoming activities. Since the Fall of 2013 our most urgent concern has been to challenge the dramatic changes in health care coverage that have affected a great proportion of the active faculty whose Tier 1 benefits were severely compromised by the replacement of Anthem Blue Cross with UC Care. Having been instrumental in pushing newly appointed Read More +

Newsletter May 2008: “Cuts and More Cuts”

“Like the Chrysler Corp. of the 1970s, the University of California is too big to fail. But it is certainly not too big to fall into decline. Budgetarily speaking, this is what happened to UC over the past fifteen years. It has happened through successive waves of cuts that have been followed by only partial funding recovery.” Presented by the 2007-2008 SBFA Executive Board for Download: SBFA Newsletter May 2008  

Newsletter March 2008: “The Salary Scale Adjustment”

“Over the past 25 years, the UC Salary Scale has often been cited as a model of equity in the academic world. When it was first conceived, the goal was for all faculty at all ranks at all of the campuses of the University of California to be treated alike. Research and scholarly excellence were rewarded with the same salary level whether in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Business & Engineering: the same level of achievement, the same reward. The Salary Read More +