Tag Archives: Regent’s Office

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 +

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 +

Statement by CUCFA and AAUP on Regent Blum’s Remarks

Dear Members of the UCSB Faculty Association, Below is the aforementioned  joint statement just issued by CUCFA and AAUP protesting Regent Blum’s comments at the Regents Meeting (9/17/2015) regarding the proposed Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.  A link to the CUCFA website and the announcement can be found here. A link to the AAUP website with additional information can be found here.   The Council of University of California Faculty Associations and the American Association of University Professors write to protest the following remarks made Read More +