SBFA Announcements


4 months ago
Are governors ignoring law when appointing UC regents?

"Most of the 26 regents who run the University of California are chosen in a process involving a ghostly, unnamed committee of 12 people who never meet, produce no public record of their actions, and publish no list of members. Some don’t even know who the other members are."

Most of the 26 regents who run the University of California are chosen in a process involving a ghostly, unnamed committee of 12 people who never meet, produce no public record of their actions, and publish no list of members. [...] that’s how it was this month when Gov. Jerry Brown appointed four n...

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4 months ago
Vol 108 (2017)

New Special Volume of 'Radical Teacher' focused on "Teaching Critical University Studies."

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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4 months ago
Why Academic Freedom Should Be Covered at Freshman Orientation

https://t.co/8ubEs0HPIQ

Students who understand the principle will help create a campus culture that welcomes outside speakers whose ideas may differ from their own and that encourages debate instead of censorship.

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4 months ago
Chris

Princeton prof Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor? has canceled speeches in response to being threatened with lynching and other forms of death for calling Trump racist in a Hampshire College commencement address. this piece points out the failure of The Atlantic, NYT, et al to rush to her defense

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4 months ago

Dear Friends,
As we plan for next year's Faculty Association events, please email us with your ideas. If there is a speaker you are interested inviting, a topic you want discussed, a task force formed....let us know. You can post here or send us an email.

Thanks again for everyone's help this year and enjoy your summer.

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4 months ago
Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream

Welcome to the third annual College Access Index, a ranking of colleges based on their commitment to economic diversity.

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4 months ago
Opinion | The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream

Nice to see NYTimes finally making this an issue. Also, some interesting data, particularly about UC

With state funding way down, top public colleges are replacing high-achieving lower-income students with affluent ones.

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4 months ago
Remaking the University: The Idea of the English University - Los Angeles Review of Books

Collini is a great historian...maybe a Faculty Association book club?

Michael Meranze reviews Stefan Collini’s “Speaking of Universities.”

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4 months ago
UC Board of Regents approves policy on nonresident student enrollment

Just passed yesterday...

The University of California Board of Regents today (May 18) approved a policy on nonresident undergraduate enrollment that reaffirms UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine undergraduate campuses.

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5 months ago
AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey

Most interesting data is the gender equity scores...not surprisingly the greatest problem is at the full professor level.

Faculty Compensation Survey is the largest independent source of data on full-time faculty salary and benefits at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The 2017 iteration of the survey includes information on salary and benefits for more than 380,000 faculty members from...

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