Davis Faculty Association

More evidence of the decline in state support

As UCD faculty we are all unhappily aware of the erosion in state support for our institution and its students.  Perhaps, however, we view this with an element of resignation as a part of a national trend.  However, according to a study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, of 70 large research institutions in the [read more]

Deadline for input on Chancellor’s review is 4/30

This is just a reminder that the deadline for faculty to provide input into the Chancellor’s “2015 UC Davis Chancellor Stewardship Review” is this Thursday, April 30th. At this late date, the best option to respond would be via email to Davis.Chan.Review@ucop.edu. This is an important opportunity for UC Davis faculty to provide their views [read more]

Day of action being scheduled for April 15

The Davis Unit of the UC Student Worker’s Union — UAW 2865 — has asked us to alert you to an upcoming day of action to fight for a $15 minimum wage. It is occurring on April 15th. More information about the event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1017263978301349/ Buses will be provided to bring students [read more]

Nash Prize reception and dinner

The Nash family, the Academic Senate, the Academic Federation and the Davis Faculty Association jointly sponsor the annual Charles P. Nash Prize to honor the outstanding achievement in promoting and advocating for faculty interests and welfare by a member of the Academic Senate or Academic Federation. This year the prize is being awarded to Eric [read more]

California’s Research University: The UC System, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Spring 2015, Mondays 6:10 to 8:00 pm, Bainer 1062. Instructors: Jim Chalfant, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Bob Powell, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Department of Food Science and Technology. This series will examine the nexus of the excellence of the University of California and its budget. Our focus will [read more]

Potential change in UC healthcare options

Faculty Colleagues: as you may be aware, the University of California is considering restructuring the provision of medical plans for its employees across the ten campuses of the system. These changes would have a dramatic impact upon the health care options currently available to faculty and other UC employees. In brief, the plan is to [read more]

On-line petition to President Napolitano regarding health insurance

As you are probably aware, there have been many recent changes to UC Health Care, including the removal of UC retirees from UC health plans if they move out of California, reduction of UC contributions to retiree health care from 100% to 70%, and the discontinuation, a year ago, of Blue Cross Plus, Blue Cross [read more]

What has the DFA been up to lately?

The DFA belongs to the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA). By far the largest independent dues-supported organization representing the faculty at the campuses of the University of California, CUCFA coordinates activities of the Faculty Associations on a statewide level, acts as collective bargaining agent for faculty at UC Santa Cruz, and maintains a lobbyist [read more]

Council of UC Faculty Associations and AAUP partnership

We are pleased to inform you that the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), of which the Davis Faculty Association is a member, have formed a partnership (see press release below). Through CUCFA, the DFA will join with the AAUP’s national level efforts to advocate for the [read more]

CUCFA response to UC’s plans to raise tuition

Below, please find a letter that The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), the systemwide organization of which the Davis Faculty Association is a member, sent today to President Napolitano and the UC Regents regarding their recent proposal to raise tuition up to 5% per year for the next five years: The Council of UC [read more]