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February 12, 2014
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Ruin In Progress: How its Buildings Reflect the University’s Changing Mission

A talk by Gray Brechin, Project Scientist, Department of Geography (Berkeley) Round-Table with Margaretta Lovell, Professor in the History of Art Department (Berkeley), and Roberta Park, Professor Emerita, Department of Integrative Biology (Berkeley) Friday, March 7, 5 pm, 315 Wheeler. … Continue reading

February 7, 2013
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Funding Higher Education: the Search for Possibilities

The national Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is releasing a series of papers titled “FUNDING HIGHER EDUCATION: THE SEARCH FOR POSSIBILITIES,” The CFHE calls on America’s college & university faculty to join in the search for new ways to fund higher education. The Council of UC Faculty Associations contributed one of the papers in the series. CUCFA Vice President Stanton Glantz, as principal author of that paper, will be participating in the news briefing on February 12, 2013. Details are in this press release. Continue reading

February 4, 2013
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National leaders discuss organizing, funding ideas at 4th Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed meeting

The 4th national meeting of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education last weekend took on some of the toughest challenges confronting the faculty across the country, including the hard-sell push toward online education and the harsh cuts to public funding of state colleges and universities. Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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September 30 “Not a Town Hall” Workshop Minutes

Newfield explained that UC is now in a third cycle of cuts. The first cycle was seen as a complete anomaly by virtually everybody, including faculty. The second cycle of cuts was treated as an anomaly by UCOP but not by faculty who began to argue, in a systematic way, for the need to rebuild public funding for UC. Then this last crisis really mobilized everyone, but was so severe that responses have been uncoordinated. They haven’t really converged so that everyone is mobilized about the issue at the same time. The good news is, these protests have created a level of paranoia and a desire to explain what is going on. And these important issues are no longer being simply brushed aside at Regent’s meetings or in private conversations the way that they were six or seven years ago. Continue reading