* Add your voice to a call for changes to SB 520

Below is a statement and petition authored by the Berkeley Faculty Association, opposing the Steinberg bill.  The Santa Cruz Faculty Association is circulating the Berkeley Faculty Association petition to the UCSC community.  If you choose to participate, please write your campus affiliation in the comment box so that we identify ourselves as faculty across the system. Please circulate it to your colleagues and beyond.


Dear Colleagues,

The Berkeley Faculty Association is deeply concerned by Senator Darrell Steinberg’s attempt to force the UCs, CSUs, and Community Colleges to accept credit for online courses from any source. Please help us convince him to pull or amend his bill by signing the petition at the link below.



on behalf of the Berkeley Faculty Association

– Shannon Steen

Associate Professor

Department of Theater, Dance, Performance Studies Program in American Studies

UC Berkeley


For more information on this impending legislation, see the various links at:



An “Open Letter” to UC faculty from the systemwide Senate can be viewed at:



Senator Steinberg (or his staff) wrote the following op-ed in the Orange County Register: