Tag Archives: Academic Freedom

CUCFA: Letter to the UC Regents’ Working Group to Develop New UC Principles Regarding Intolerance

The following letter, composed by a CUCFA and sent to to the UC Regents’ working group, addresses recent issues surrounding Academic Freedom. The letter as also been posted here on the CUCFA website.     Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your service on this working group, which the Board of Regents has tasked with developing new UC principles regarding intolerance. This effort arises from complaints about allegedly anti-Semitic behavior on our campuses and from requests that the University endorse as part of its policies against Read More +

CUCFA: “Keep California’s Promise”

Keep California’s Promise is a project of the Council of UC Faculty Associations, an independent organization that provides a voice for UC faculty independent of the University Administration. The Council works with comparable organizations at CSU and the community colleges, as well as policymakers, students, families, staff and their representatives, to restore quality, access, and accountability to public higher education in California. The website, which can be found here, contains useful links and news information on pertinent issues, including some of the recent issues posted Read More +

CUCFA & AAUP Announce Partnership Agreement

Council of University of California Faculty Associations and American Association of University Professors Announce Partnership Agreement The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) today announced that they have agreed to work together as partner organizations in “defense and promotion of academic freedom, shared university governance, and the economic security of all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education.”  In a formal agreement approved by the governing bodies of both organizations and signed last Read More +

Council of UC Faculty Associations Statement on the UC Regents Meeting

Discussion of state funding for and tuition at the University of California at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting was remarkable both for its candor and for the absence of original ideas and creative approaches from the UC leadership or the politicians on the board. It served only to give all parties a very public forum at which to reiterate their long-held positions. Although the rhetoric was often eloquent, passionate, and cogent, little was accomplished. President Napolitano presented her assessment of the funding needed to slowly Read More +