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April 27, 2010
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BFA on Student Judicial Process

April 27, 2010 – The Berkeley Faculty Association joins the Northern California ACLU, the Campus Rights Project, the Berkeley Faculty Petition on the Office of Student Conduct Procedeures, and the UC Berkeley Divisional Council in expressing profound concern about the fairness of disciplinary
proceedings against student protesters at this time.
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April 25, 2010
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Opinion: Money isn’t the only problem threatening UC system

Here is an excellent opinion piece by two UCD Med School profs, published in the San Jose Mercury, January 2010.

If the newly constituted legislative Joint Committee on the Master Plan of Higher Education gets smart, administrative machinations of the University of California will ebb away, and the returning flow of law governance — not money — will restore the public trust in finding a new direction to support higher Certainly the state’s economic woes have taxed creativity for stopgap measures. But they have also convenient cover for some sensibilities that augur only rising instruction cuts, declining educational student fees, increasing furloughs and a swelling administrative bloat. Continue reading

April 24, 2010
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THE BAIN REPORT

Given the depth of the crisis in 2009-10, the campus administration initiated a study by global consultant Bain & Co. of non-academic dimensions of campus operations and how they might be streamlined and costs cut.  This is BFA’s first cut … Continue reading

April 14, 2010
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Economic Status of the Profession

The American Association of University Professors has just released its report on the Economic Status of the Profession. According to the report, “The average salary for a full-time faculty member was only 1.2 percent higher in 2009–10 than in the … Continue reading

April 14, 2010
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The Master Plan at 50

The most recently published magazine of the CSU’s California Faculty Association focuses on the Master Plan for Higher Education. Since the Master Plan was passed in California in the 1960s, state funding for public higher education has dropped precipitously. Alice … Continue reading