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FA Quarterly Update & ELECTION INFORMATION (Spring 2016)

Dear FA Members, Greetings from the FA Board. We hope that your quarter is off to a reasonable start and wish to update you on our activities and some important issues. First, elections to the FA Executive Board. According to our updated bylaws, we hold annual elections in the spring for two-year term appointments to the board (1 July-30 June).   Starting now and up until May 10th, we are soliciting nominations to fill at least two open positions. If you are a member, you can either nominate yourself or any Read More +

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 +

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 +