*DFA Board Calls for Katehi’s Resignation

This is what some factions in the UC are calling for; what do we, as the SCFA, think? The DFA Board calls for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Katehi. The Chancellor’s authorization of the use of police force to suppress the protests by students and community members speaking out on behalf of our university and public higher education generally represents a gross failure of leadership. Given the recent use of excessive force by police against “occupy” protestors at UC Berkeley and elsewhere, the Chancellor must have anticipated that, by authorizing police action, she was effectively authorizing their use of excessive force against peaceful UCD student protestors. The Chancellor’s role is to enable open and free inquiry, not to suppress it. […]

Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis

Title says all. During peacefully Occupy Movement, police came in to tear down tents and proceeded to arrest students who stood in their way. Once students peacefully demanded the release of the arrested, a police officer unnecessarily pepper sprays the students to open a path for the rest of the officers http://youtu.be/WmJmmnMkuEM

* UC Santa Cruz Faculty Statement in Support of striking colleagues at CSU Dominguez Hills and East Bay

On November 17, 2011, the California Faculty Association, which represents over 20,000 tenure-track and contingent faculty at 23 California State University campuses, will stage one-day strikes at CSU East Bay and CSU Dominguez Hills. In 2008-09 and 2009-10, California State University faculty were denied contractually guaranteed salary increases allegedly because of the state’s ongoing budget crisis. Two independent fact-finders agreed with CFA that the CSU has the resources to pay portions of these increases that were designed to reduce salary disparities among faculty, but the CSU has refused. However, the strikes take place in the context of ongoing bargaining for a new contract, in which the CSU has rebuffed even modest salary and workload proposals, while pursuing a series of […]

* SCFA Statement in Support of striking colleagues at CSU Dominguez Hills and East Bay

On November 17, 2011, the California Faculty Association, which represents over 20,000 tenure-track and contingent faculty at 23 California State University campuses, will stage one-day strikes at CSU East Bay and CSU Dominguez Hills. In 2008-09 and 2009-10, California State University faculty were denied contractually guaranteed salary increases allegedly because of the state’s ongoing budget crisis. Two independent fact-finders agreed with CFA that the CSU has the resources to pay portions of these increases that were designed to reduce salary disparities among faculty, but the CSU has refused. However, the strikes take place in the context of ongoing bargaining for a new contract, in which the CSU has rebuffed even modest salary and workload proposals, while pursuing a series of […]

* We are ALL Ohio

Campaign for the Future of Higher Education Statement of support for public employees in Ohio   An injury to one is an injury to all.  So, too, with a victory for one.  We are ALL Ohio. The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE) applauds the people of Ohio for: – Rejecting the unfair and mean spirited scapegoating of public employees who work serve, save, and teach us; – Turning back the unprecedented and punitive attack on public employees’ longstanding rights to collectively bargain; – & supporting the central significance and value of public employees to the community. In voting to repeal Senate Bill 5 Ohio’s voters have struck a blow for fairness, for working people, and for our […]