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Faculty Letters to UC President & Chancellors on AAA/BDS Controversy

Article originally posted by Chris Newfield at Remaking the University We post two faculty responses to the letterthat the University of California’s president–in the company of all ten campus chancellors–sent to the American Anthropological Association to express their “concern about the Association’s proposed resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.” The AAA membership vote on the resolution opened on April 15th. Materials on the Association debate can be found at AAA Resources Regarding Engagement with Israel/Palestine. Letter 1, from Professor Fogu to Chancellor Yang, has been endorsed Read More +

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 +

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 +

Act now to stop UC pension benefit reductions

Below is SBFA’s official letter to members regarding recently proposed changes to the UC pension plan.  The University of California is currently considering introducing a new pension plan for its employees hired after 2016.  These proposed changes will dramatically reduce pension benefits for most new faculty. The Academic Senate will be reviewing the proposals over the next few weeks. Your opportunity to provide input to the Senate lasts just a couple weeks. For some purposes, it will be most effective to provide input this week. Read More +