Tag Archives: Higher Education

Judith Butler’s Statement on UC Regents’ Proposed Principles Against Intolerance

Below is some extremely pertinent news for all of us, especially following the FA’s forum on Academic Freedom & Shared Governance earlier this month. Both introduction and statement taken from Remaking the University here where it was originally posted by Chris Newfield.   Most of this text was read at the UC Regents Public Comment session this morning in San Francisco.  Following public comment, the regents rejected the original text of the “Principles Against Intolerance”to which this statement refers. Thenew preamble text reads, “Anti-Semitism, Anti-Semitic forms of 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 +

Fom the FA Executive Board: Upcoming FA-sponsored Events & Important Updates

  Dear FA Membership, Happy New Year.  As I mentioned in my fall welcome email (9/28/2015), the Board of the Santa Barbara Faculty Association wants to stay in closer contact with the FA membership and, to that end, is issuing quarterly reports about our activities and issues of common concern.  Hence this email!  We encourage you as well to visit our website, the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) website and to contact individual board members with your ideas, concerns, and suggestions.  If you don’t read any farther, 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 +