Tag Archives: UC Regent

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 +

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 +

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 +

Important Information on Proposed UC Pension & Retirement Changes

Hello SBFA Members, Below are some informational links regarding informational updates on the changes to UC pension and retirement funds as proposed by the UC Regents-appointed task force. The Pension Taskforce Napolitano appointed to come up with options has now reported. Here is a link to the full “Retirement Options Task Force Report to the President.” The Chair and Vice-Chair of the system wide Senate have also produced a guide to reviewing the recommendations of the Taskforce. That guide can be found here. These are Read More +