UC Workers to Strike: 10/23-25

Campus workers affiliated with AFSCME local 3299 and UPTE-CWA local 9119 voted overwhelmingly to authorize strikes at the University of California after bargaining stalled. After the vote, AFSCME announced that members in several bargaining units would strike on October 23, 24, and 25. UPTE then announced its members would strike on the same dates. Last … Continue reading UC Workers to Strike: 10/23-25

Chris Newfield @ UCLA, Feb. 22

Public Universities under Trump Lessons from the Era of Privatization Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-5 PM 6275 Bunche Hall, UCLA Free and open to the public. Location Information Privatization, student debt, and over-building have led public universities to the brink of disaster. So argues UCSB professor Christopher Newfield in his new book. Only by embracing their … Continue reading Chris Newfield @ UCLA, Feb. 22

Faculty Respond to Trump Election

UCLA faculty are circulating a letter to the campus community in the wake of Donald Trump's election, and asking colleagues to sign on in support. The letter condemns "acts of hate and bigotry directed at our students and fellow employees." Here is the full text: Dear UCLA Students and Employees, We, the undersigned, are UCLA … Continue reading Faculty Respond to Trump Election

CUCFA Statement on Chancellor Searches

A Statement of Principles for Choosing New University of California Chancellors A University of California Chancellor must be committed both to broad access to university education and to scholarly excellence, and have a proven record of support for the value of public education. A Chancellor must recognize that, despite increases in fundraising for specific projects, … Continue reading CUCFA Statement on Chancellor Searches

How to respond to eroding pay and benefits?

In case you missed it, UC Berkeley Faculty Association co-chairs Coleen Lye and James Vernon have penned a sobering letter to their colleagues across the UC system.  It's time to wake up and take notice of the piecemeal erosion of our pay and benefits, they say.  More specifically:Despite modest pay bumps in 2011 and 2013, … Continue reading How to respond to eroding pay and benefits?

Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age: Feb. 27

While the Revolutionary Year of the MOOC has crashed and burned in a flaming heap of venture capital, actually existing online instruction has continued to develop in a more deliberate way at UCLA.  Out of the limelight, and mostly outside the much-maligned UC-Online system, departments and individual professors have been piloting online courses in many … Continue reading Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age: Feb. 27

Faculty Strike at University of Illinois Chicago

Faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) launched a two-day strike today citing stalled negotiations with university administrators.  Several hundred people rallied on the Chicago campus this morning, and picketed classrooms throughout the day.  Faculty decided to unionize in 2012 citing lack of pay raises and temporary pay cuts during the recent financial crisis, … Continue reading Faculty Strike at University of Illinois Chicago