Tag Archives: Quality in Education

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 +

SBFA Joins Students to Oppose Fee Increase

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, UCSB Associated Students’ Lobby Corps held a press conference following the Regents’ vote to approve the UC Office of the President’s proposed fee increase. At the press conference, UC Santa Barbara students, staff, and faculty joined statewide actions to protest the proposed increase.     Undergraduate student, graduate student, and faculty speakers affirmed that accessible, affordable, quality education is a public good, which must be supported by increased state funding for higher education.     Among the speakers at the press conference: UC – AFT President Robert Samuels, UC 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 +