Tag Archives: Academic Freedom

Faculty Letters to UC President & Chancellors on AAA/BDS Controversy

Article originally posted by Chris Newfield at Remaking the University We post two faculty responses to the letterthat the University of California’s president–in the company of all ten campus chancellors–sent to the American Anthropological Association to express their “concern about the Association’s proposed resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.” The AAA membership vote on the resolution opened on April 15th. Materials on the Association debate can be found at AAA Resources Regarding Engagement with Israel/Palestine. Letter 1, from Professor Fogu to Chancellor Yang, has been endorsed Read More +

SBFA Executive Board Letter to Chancellor Yang on AAA Controversy

Dear Chancellor Yang, As has our colleague (and former president of the Faculty Association), Claudio Fogu, we are writing to express our concern over your signing—along with the nine other UC Chancellors—a letter drafted by UC President Janet Napolitano, dated April 19, 2016, urging members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) not to ratify a proposed boycott of Israeli academic institutions.   We are fully aware of the fact that along with many other universities, the University of California, in the person of its president Read More +

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 +