Davis Faculty Association

Video of last week’s forum is now available

For anyone who missed last week’s forum “The Future of Higher Education in California,” video of the speaker’s portion of the event has now been posted. You can link to it on Youtube, or watch it below:  

Public Forum: The Future of Higher Education in California

Friday, February 2, 2018 1:00-2:00PM Presentations 2:00-2:30 PM Discussion Art Annex Room 112 (Technocultural Studies Building) UC Davis Main Campus DELAINE EASTIN Candidate for Governor of California Former Superintendent of California Public Instruction Former California Assemblymember AMY HINES-SHAIKH Higher Education Director, University Professional and Technical Employees Executive Director, Reclaim CA Higher Education Coalition MICHAEL BURAWOY [read more]

DFA request for your input on campus strategic planning

The Davis Faculty Association (DFA) board requests your input on the Chancellor’s strategic planning effort called To Boldly Go. Board members will be meeting with Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost, Professor Ken Burtis, on Thursday January 25 for a discussion of DFA priorities. We hope to receive your ideas no later than coming [read more]

Nash Prize – DFA representative sought

One of the best things the DFA does every year is participate in the awarding of the annual Charles Nash Prize. You all are probably familiar with it; if not, some information about it is available at: http://ucdfa.org/nash-prize/ We need a DFA member to volunteer to assist with this. Below is a note from DFA [read more]

News and Updates for November 9, 2017

Prepared on behalf of the DFA Board by Joe Kiskis. As a service to Davis Faculty Association members, this informal newsletter will be emailed to members several times a year as developments warrant. The goal is to draw attention to items of likely interest related to UC Davis, the University of California, or higher education [read more]

Taking a Stand Against Harassment

The DFA Board has voted to endorse the statement issued yesterday, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) calling on college and university leaders to defend members of universities and colleges from campaigns of harassment: “…anything short of a vigorous defense of [read more]

Statement on DACA

The Davis Faculty Association condemns the decision by President Trump to rescind the DACA program and views it as a direct attack on many of our students’ ability to work, study, and take advantage of the many opportunities UC Davis has to offer. This latest move by the Trump Administration takes away the futures of [read more]

State Senate should reject Governor’s unconstitutionally nominated Regents

You have, no doubt, seen the near constant barrage of news stories critical of the way UC has been managed — the latest being articles about the state legislature withholding funding from UC in the recently passed state budget because of behavior turned up in a recent state audit such as a large hidden reserve [read more]

News and Updates from the DFA, June 10, 2017

Prepared on behalf of the DFA Board by Joe Kiskis and Eric Hays.   Topics: State Budget negotiations: UCOP budget may be separated from the rest of UC funding UCOP independent investigator selected Regents appointments What’s the Problem at UC? by Dan Mitchell   STATE BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS: UCOP BUDGET MAY BE SEPARATED FROM THE REST OF [read more]

News and Updates for June 2, 2017

Prepared on behalf of the DFA Board by Joe Kiskis. FLASH: four new Regents appointed today, June 2. See next edition for comments. Topics in this news update: Davis Faculty Association membership building Phil Kass to Vice Provost Academic Affairs L&S Deans office reorganization and open positions Senate Chair Chalfant’s comments at May Regents meeting [read more]