Tag Archives: Budget

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 +

CUCFA Statement on UC’s Planned Tuition Increases

The Council of UC Faculty Associations holds Governor Jerry Brown’s slashing of public higher education responsible for UC President Napolitano’s recent proposal to budget for 5% tuition increases every year for the next 5 years. Raising tuition is not the solution. There is a better way: provide California students and their families high quality, affordable higher education, as defined by the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The reality is that Governor Brown has not been willing to spend the necessary money to do so Read More +

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 +