Davis Faculty Association

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]

Starving the Beast, the March for Science, and Nationwide May 1 Actions

Dear Davis Faculty Association Colleagues, Thanks to the many of you who came out to watch the film Starving the Beast and meet with filmmaker Steven Mims. I think we would all agree it is a valuable and well-made film. The Davis Humanities Institute reviewed the event for their recent newsletter. If you missed the [read more]

Starving the Beast event

Starving The Beast Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Steve Mims Thursday, April 13, 2017, 4:30 PM Art Annex Room 112 (TCS Building), UC Davis This is a free event! STARVING THE BEAST examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America’s [read more]

Upcoming DFA Board Elections

Dear DFA Colleagues, We are reaching out to you concerning two matters regarding DFA governance. The first is the DFA Board.  It is time for us to prepare for our annual DFA board elections for the next Academic Year.  The official procedure is that we form a nominating committee which selects candidates, followed by a [read more]

News and Updates

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 more generally. The Davis [read more]

“Starving the Beast” Screening and Director’s Talk

The DFA is hosting a screening of STARVING THE BEAST followed by a talk by that film’s director, Steve Mims, on the current situation confronting public universities. “Starving the Beast” is a documentary about the crises in education that has been receiving acclaim around the US and has served to create community conversations about the [read more]