Davis Faculty Association

Archive for September, 2017

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 academic freedom will only further imperil safety. Concessions to the harassers send the message that such odious tactics are effective. They have a chilling effect on the entire academic community.” See the full statement here.

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 these students, strips these students of the protections DACA has provided, and destabilizes their lives on and off campus. We pledge to act to protect our DACA students. We fully support President Napolitano’s commitment to continue to allow California residents who are Dreamers to pay in-state tuition; to maintaining the DREAM loan program for financial aid; to offer legal services to our undocumented students; and to support campus-based student service centers. The DFA is further committed to preserving and defending UCD-specific programs which serve our valued DACA students.

The Executive Board of the Davis Faculty Association

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