The IFA is deeply concerned that on July 20, 2016, he Regents voted to make changes that erode UC faculty’s legal and practical standing in shared governance. These changes might make it more difficult for students, faculty, staff and public to monitor policies that affect all of us.
As Robert Meister points out, this could be the end of shared governance as a constitutional principle in the UC system. Please follow these links for more analysis:
Regents Propose Centralization Without Real Justification, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, by Michael Meranze, Remaking the University
Alarming Changes to UC Regent’s Governance Structure, July 19, 2016, Robert Meister as posted on the Council of U.C. Faculty Associations’ (CUCFA) website.