Category Archives: State Politics and Economy

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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We ask Governor Brown to sign SB-376

Dear Governor Brown, As faculty of the University of California, we are writing to urge you to sign bill SB-376, requiring the University of California compensate its subcontracted workers at the same level as those who are hired directly, that … 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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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 Statement Opposing Threat to City College of San Francisco’s Accreditation

The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) opposes the recent decision of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to revoke accreditation for City College of San Francisco (CCSF). CUCFA joins the California Conference of the American Association … Continue reading

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For-Profit Fiasco: California Public Colleges Turn to Web Courses

Jon Wiener is a contributing editor to The Nation magazine and an IFA member.  He published an article today in response to Senator Steinberg’s Proposed legislation that would  require California public higher education institutions to accept select online courses, even those offered by 3rd party profit … Continue reading

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Senator Steinberg’s proposed online classes bill

Today’s New York Times (and a number of other news sources) had an article about proposed legislation from Senator Steinberg that would require California’s public higher education systems to accept transfer credits from select online course providers for 50 of … Continue reading

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University of California must disclose more information about its investments

Interesting article that ties in with our concern that the Regents are top heavy in investment bankers which makes the possibility of deals such a problem. “An Alameda County Superior Court judge has ruled that the University of California must … Continue reading

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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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Brown and Yudof Bail on the Master Plan

Bob Meister, President of CUCFA  (Professor of Political and Social Thought, UCSC) On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed language inserted by both houses of the legislature that would have tied UC funding to admitting a minimum number of students … Continue reading

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