Category Archives: Faculty and Governance

CUCFA’s Letter to the President of Long Island University

Dear Dr. Cline: The Council of University of California Faculty Associations is extremely alarmed by the “lock out” action taken by your administration against the faculty of LIU-Brooklyn. The action has no precedent in higher education in this country and … Continue reading

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Alarming Changes to UC Regents’ Governance Structure

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 … Continue reading

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Statement to UC Regents about new UCRS tier

Professor Celeste Langan spoke on behalf of the UC Faculty Associations at the July 22, 2015 UC Regents meeting, during the public comment period. Below is a copy of her full comments: As co-Chair of the Berkeley Faculty Association and … Continue reading

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IFA Statement in Support of Wisconsin Faculty

The IFA opposes the alarming attack on tenure at our fellow public university system, the University of Wisconsin, and calls on President Napolitano and the UC Regents to affirm unambiguously the UC’s commitment to tenure and to academic freedom.

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CUCFA Governance Questionnaire, 2015

Dear Faculty Association Member, The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) is working to assess recent challenges to UC faculty governance. Please write to us at  outreach@cucfa.org and answer YES, NO, or I DON’T KNOW to the first 2 questions. … Continue reading

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CUCFA Statement on “Civility” and Academic Freedom

On Friday Sept. 5, Chancellor Dirks of UC Berkeley circulated an open statement to his campus community that sought to define the limits of appropriate debate at Berkeley. Issued as the campus approaches the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech … Continue reading

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CUCFA statement on the selection of Janet Napolitano as incoming UC President

The Council of the University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) urges brisk and open discussion within and without the university community of the Board of Regents’ choice of Janet Napolitano to replace Mark Yudof as the new President of the … Continue reading

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IFA Board letter to Chancellor Drake Concerning Appointment of new EVC

The IFA Board sent a letter to Chancellor Michael V. Drake on May 12, 2013 voicing their concern over the possible appointment of Howard Gillman, former Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC, as the new … Continue reading

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Concerns re: open access to publications policy

Chris M. Kelty Chair, University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communications January 10, 2013 Dear Professor Kelty, We write to you on behalf of the Berkeley Faculty Association to express our concern that the proposed policy to expand open access … Continue reading

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Letter from the UCI Faculty Association to the Academic Senate Requesting Clarifications of the Proposed Amendments to Academic Personnel Policy APM 016

April 22, 2012 Dear Senate Chair Martens: On behalf of the Irvine Faculty Association, the UCI chapter of the Council of UC Faculty Associations (http://ucifa.org// http://cucfa.org/), the IFA Executive Board requests clarification of the proposed amendments to APM 016. It … Continue reading

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