Protect UC health care options

As you may be aware, the University of California is considering restructuring the provision of medical plans for its employees across the ten campuses of the system. These changes would have a dramatic impact upon the health care options currently available to faculty and other UC employees. In brief, the plan is to create a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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