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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 +

Newsletter June 2007: “What has Become of the UC Retirement Plan?”

“As UC employees consider the possibility of absorbing salary cuts in the form of UC Retirement Plan contributions, many are looking to the performance of the investment program and asking some tough questions.” New Efforts to Address Salary Disparities Between UC and Comparison Universities “In light of the significant disparities between UC salaries and income earned by our counterparts at our officially designated comparison institutions, UCOP is considering new strategies to increase faculty salaries to competitive levels.” Presented by the 2006-2007 SBFA Executive Board for Download: SBFA Read More +