* CUCFA Concerns re: Rescission of 1989 Guidelines on University-Industry Relations

On July 6, CUCFA sent the following letter to UC President Janet Napolitano in response to the June 26, 2014 announcement that she has rescinded a policy that barred the university from investing directly in companies that commercialize technology that has emerged through UC research: President Janet Napolitano Office of the President University of California 1111 Franklin Street, 12th Floor Oakland, CA 94607 Dear President Napolitano, The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) is concerned by both the substance and the process associated with your recent announcement that you have rescinded the 1989 Guidelines on University-Industry Relations. The policy you rescinded contained restrictions on direct UC investment in companies commercializing technology based on UC research. These provisions in Sec. 13 […]

* Who Holds the Rights?

Faculty must defend their rights to their intellectual property, which are increasingly under threat, according to a draft report released Thursday by the American Association of University Professors…

* CUCFA’s Letter to San Francisco City Attorney Herrera re: ACCJC suit

On August 28, CUCFA sent the following letter to San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera: August 28, 2013 City Attorney Dennis Herrera City Hall, Room 234 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102-4682 cityattorney@sfgov.org fax: (415) 554-4745 (delivered by e-mail and fax) Dear City Attorney Herrera, We applaud your quest for injunctive relief from the decision of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to  terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation on the basis that the ACCJC unlawfully allowed its advocacy and political bias to prejudice its evaluation.  Thank you for supporting City College and all those who are trying to protect the public interest in low-cost, high-quality education for all kinds of learners. […]

* Statements concerning the selection of Janet Napolitano as incoming UC President

CUCFA statement on the selection of Janet Napolitano as incoming UC President: The Council of the University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) urges brisk and open discussion within and without the university community of the Board of Regents’ choice of Janet Napolitano to replace Mark Yudof as the new President of the University of California.  We also urge Janet Napolitano to join in these discussions. She was chosen by the Regents in the course of a secretive process that largely excluded the meaningful participation of UC faculty; now she has been asked to refrain from dialogue with the press, and the university community she hopes to lead, until her appointment is officially confirmed.  But Janet Napolitano is a member of […]

* Spring Forum “Online Education & UCSC: What’s next?”

Friday, April 26, 2013 – 3:15-5:00 p.m., Stevenson College, Event Center Panelists (see below) will tackle the big questions surrounding online education: How will the role of the professor change? What are the risks to faculty member’s intellectual property? How will online courses be assessed, and who will determine the measures for success? The event will be moderated by distinguished UCSC Alumna, Lois Kazakoff, Deputy Editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. We hope you can join us for this spirited discussion! Panelists: Daphne Koller, Co-founder of Cousera, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University Robert Meister, Professor of History of Consciousness, UCSC and SCFA member Rodney Ogawa, Professor of Education, UCSC Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Matt Hong, UCSC […]