Davis Faculty Association

FA Cross-Campus Faculty Gathering October 28

Please see the following invitation.  The DFA is co-sponsoring a meeting of a group of faculty from northern UC campuses on Sunday October 28 from 12-2 PM, to discuss possible actions we can take in defense of the public nature of our university.  Please join us if you can.

What is to be done? A gathering of faculty taking action for the public university
Sunday October 28, 12:00-2:00
Wheeler 330, UC Berkeley
RSVP (info@cucfa.org) if possible, but feel free to join even if you were not able to respond beforehand

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are in the early days of what promises to be a turbulent year at the University of California. Whether Proposition 30 passes or not, the University and all its campuses are facing major decisions about what sort of institution we are and want to be, in the face of ongoing pressures toward privatization at all levels. Both students and campus unions are discussing steps for after the election. Now more than ever, it is urgent that we, as faculty, are speaking publicly for the values we understand to be fundamental to the educational project.

On Sunday October 28 from 12-2 pm, a group of faculty drawn from the northern UC campuses will gather to discuss the multiple kinds of actions and interventions we can engage in, in defense of the public nature of the University. Please join us. This follows on a meeting held on September 30, in which an initial group from Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Davis and UCSF gathered to share challenges for each campus and for the larger system and to envision our role in protecting the University as a public institution. Notes from that meeting, including both minutes and graphic records of the conversation, can be found here:


All are welcome on October 28. Please join us, whether or not you attended the first meeting.

And please forward widely.

The meeting is sponsored by the Davis Faculty Association, the Berkeley Faculty Association and the Faculty Organizing Group at Santa Cruz.

For more information or to RSVP, contact info@cucfa.org.

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