Category Archives: Future of the University

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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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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Defense of Undocumented and other Vulnerable Categories of Students

The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) wrote the following letter to President Napolitano on November 23, 2016. ********************************* Dear President Napolitano, We applaud your timely declaration in the immediate aftermath of the election that the UC administration “remain[s] absolutely … 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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CUCFA statement on UC’s planned tuition increases

Below please find a letter that The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), the systemwide organization of which the Irvine Faculty Association is a member, sent today to President Napolitano and the UC Regents regarding their recent proposal to raise tuition … Continue reading

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CUCFA Concerns re: Rescission of 1989 Guidelines on University-Industry Relations

On July 6, 2014, the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) sent the following letter to UC President Janet Napolitano in response to the June 26, 2014 announcement that she has rescinded a policy that barred the university from investing … Continue reading

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More comments on the Selection of Janet Napolitano as next UC President

Mark Levine,  Board Member of the Irvine Faculty Association Clear and present dangers of Janet Napolitano’s appointment as UC President – With no experience in higher education, the appointment of Napolitano raises concerns about the future of the UC system. … Continue reading

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The selection of a new President of the University of California

The selection of a new President of the University of California
provides all of us an important opportunity to set the future course of
the University. The Council of UC Faculty Associations, by far the
largest voluntary membership organization representing the faculty of
the University of California, would like to offer these principles for
who we think would best serve the interests of the university community:
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Funding Higher Education: The Search for Possibilities

The national Campaign for the Future of Higher Educationis releasing a series of papers titled “Funding Higher Education: The Search for Possibilities.” The CFHE calls on America’s college & university faculty to join in the search for new ways to fund higher education. The Council of UC Faculty Associations contributed one of the papers in the series. CUCFA Vice President Stanton Glantz, as principal author of that paper, will be participating in the news briefing on February 12, 2013,
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How much will it cost to restore public higher education in 2012-13 (with updated 2013 state budget data)

Raising revenue has become such a taboo subject in California politics, but restoring quality public higher education in California can be done. For the median California tax return (individual or joint), restoring the entire system while rolling back student fees … Continue reading

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