Author Archives: Deborah

Post-Charlottesville Statement

The UC Council of Faculty Associations (CUCFA), of which the Irvine Faculty Association is a member, has issued this statement and set of recommendations in response to the tragic recent events in Charlottesville. ******************************* Statement The events and aftermath of … Continue reading

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State Senate should reject Governor’s unconstitutionally nominated Regents

You have, no doubt, seen the near constant barrage of news stories critical of the way UC has been managed — the latest being articles about the state legislature withholding funding from UC in the recently passed state budget because … Continue reading

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CFHE statement on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is trying to prevent the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.  The IFA supports this campaign and encourages colleagues to call our senators (phone numbers below). As well, please forward … Continue reading

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The $48 fix: Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education

On Thursday, January 26, the UC Regents will consider and likely approve their budget for the University for 2017-2018. It and the Governor’s budget, to which it is closely tied, perpetuate decades of failed privatization and persistent under funding of … Continue reading

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