Category: opinion of faculty members

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 […]

UC Faculty Petition UC Administration To Negotiate in Good Faith with Student-Worker TA Union

The Santa Cruz Faculty Association (the SCFA, a sister chapter of the San Diego Faculty Association) invite ALL faculty — both Academic Senate members and AFT members — at ALL UC campuses to sign the petition at Here is the SCFA’s letter introducing the petition: Dear Colleagues, For many of us, our teaching assistants […]

Post-“Compton Cookout” UCSD: Jorge Mariscal reflects on what has (not) changed

The following is reproduced from the UCSD Guardian: Two Years Later, UCSD Still Has Much to Learn from Student Struggles By Jorge Mariscal Department of Literature “No great victories are won in a war for transformation…without total participation. Less than this will not create a new society; it will only evoke more sophisticated token amelioration,” […]

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, corporate privatizer and union buster, wants UCSF out of the UC system

On January 19th, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann floated a plan to the UC Regents to identify new funding sources for her campus.  From the announcement: “UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, proposed to the University of California Regents on Jan. 19 that a small working group be formed to help UCSF explore options to secure its financial future so […]

Results from the 2011 SDFA Faculty Survey

In September 2011, the SDFA conducted an attitudinal survey of its membership over several issues relevant to the UCSD faculty. The survey was emailed to 108 members and 55 replied, yielding a response rate of 51%.  To protect the anonymity of respondents, personal identifying information was not collected, so it is not possible to break […]

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