Davis Faculty Association

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]

Statement on Betsy DeVos Nomination

The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education raises alarms that the new administration will fail to support college access and affordability for millions of current and future college students. Her nomination signals a blatant disregard for not only the magnitude of college debt plaguing our students but also the widespread fraud that has [read more]

The $48 fix: Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education

On Thursday, January 26, the UC Regents will consider and likely approve their budget for the University for 2017-2018. It and the Governor’s budget, to which it is closely tied, perpetuate decades of failed privatization and persistent under funding of the University and of public higher education more generally. At UC and as compared to [read more]

Defense of Undocumented and other Vulnerable Categories of Students

The Council of UC Faculty Associations sent a letter, drafted with the assistance of the Davis Faculty Association, to President Napolitano on November 23, 2016. It concerns ways to ensure that undocumented students are supported in continuing their education at the University of California.