CUCFA response to UC’s plans to raise tuition

Below, please find a letter that The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), the systemwide organization of which the San Diego Faculty Association is a member, sent today to President Napolitano and the UC Regents regarding their recent proposal to raise tuition up to 5% per year for the next five years: The Council of UC Faculty […]

The CHE Cafe, the University, and You

(last updated November 9, 2014) LAST MONDAY, November 3, faculty members (including one board member and other members of the SDFA) attended a snap meeting with Chancellor Khosla, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan González, and Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Student Life Gary Ratcliff, in order to discuss the escalating standoff between the administration and the students, […]

Sociology professor Charles Thorpe speaks in defense of the CHE Collective

The following is an email we have received from Sociology professor Charles Thorpe, who was unable to attend last Monday’s meeting with the Chancellor. I have received his permission to post his message online:   Please could you tell the Chancellor that I’m sorry I couldn’t be there today. What I wanted to say was […]

Patrick Iber’s “How To Treat Adjuncts”

Here is an essay recently published in Inside Higher Education that helps us begin to break down the complex changing nature of academic labor, evidenced by the growing number of non-tenure adjunct faculty in our universities. Sometimes before we understand the larger issue, we have to understand the small, basic ones that have to do […]

SDFA opposes the unilateral eviction of the Che Cafe

October 7, 2014 Chancellor Pradeep Khosla Cc: VC Gary Matthews VC Alan Houston Associate VC Gary Ratcliff UCEN Director Sharon Van Bruggen Associated Students President Graduate Student Association President Dear Chancellor Khosla: It has come to our attention that a trial is underway to evict the Che Café from its current location on campus; and […]