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The UC San Diego Faculty Association (SDFA) is a member of the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) which coordinates the advocacy work done on behalf of UC Senate faculty by the various campus Faculty Associations.

SDFA members and guests Bob Harddrick (AFSME Local 3299), Caroline Buckmaster (UPTE Local 9), John Halcón (California Faculty Association), and Kevin Kilpatrick (CSU San Marcos California Faculty Association) at the October 5th, 2011 Relaunch Party

As part of CUCFA, the SDFA participates in consultations with the UC Office of the President over proposed changes to systemwide UC policies that affect Senate faculty. Recent subjects of consultation have included: the UC Retirement Plan, Health Insurance benefits, Salary parity with our “Comparison 8,” Conflict of Interest and Outside Activities policies, Incompetence, as well as Intellectual Property and Copyright issues.

The SDFA is a voluntary membership organization of Senate faculty. Since the Faculty Senate is state-funded, it is barred from direct political lobbying. The SDFA provides Senate faculty with an independent political arm.

You can learn more about SDFA on our FAQ page.  If you are interested in joining the SDFA, check out the Join Us! page.