Davis Faculty Association

Archive for 2018

Video of last week’s forum is now available

For anyone who missed last week’s forum “The Future of Higher Education in California,” video of the speaker’s portion of the event has now been posted. You can link to it on Youtube, or watch it below:

 

Public Forum: The Future of Higher Education in California

Friday, February 2, 2018

1:00-2:00PM
Presentations

2:00-2:30 PM
Discussion

Art Annex Room 112 (Technocultural Studies Building)
UC Davis Main Campus

DELAINE EASTIN
Candidate for Governor of California
Former Superintendent of California Public Instruction
Former California Assemblymember

AMY HINES-SHAIKH
Higher Education Director, University Professional and Technical Employees
Executive Director, Reclaim CA Higher Education Coalition

MICHAEL BURAWOY
Professor Sociology at U. C. Berkeley
Chair, Berkeley Faculty Association

The public, professors, students, researchers, medical professionals, staff and the entire university community is invited to join in this forum and help solve the problems facing us in higher education in California, and to discuss concrete ways to move forward.

Speaker Bios:

Delaine Eastin is the former Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California and a former California Assemblymember. In the Assembly Delaine chaired the Education Committee and sponsored major legislation to reform California’s education system. She is currently a candidate for Governor of California.

Amy Hines-Shaikh is a Mom, and the Executive Director of the Reclaim California Higher Education coalition, representing over 20 different constituency groups with over 3 million Californians. She has a Master’s degree in Labor Relations and Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master’s in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. Amy believes that students and workers uniting for justice can return us to the Master Plan of 1960 – tuition and fee free public higher education in the state of CA.

Michael Burawoy is a Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley and is the Chair of the Berkeley Faculty Association. He has been President of the American Sociological Association (2003-4) and of the International Sociological Association (2010-14); and founding editor of the ISA magazine, Global Dialogue (2010-2017).

This event is sponsored by the Davis Faculty Association, the departments of Religious Studies, Sociology, and Cinema and Digital Media, the Center for Regional Change, UC-AFT Local 2023, UAW Local 5810, and the Davis Humanities Institute.

This is a free event.

DFA request for your input on campus strategic planning

The Davis Faculty Association (DFA) board requests your input on the Chancellor’s strategic planning effort called To Boldly Go. Board members will be meeting with Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost, Professor Ken Burtis, on Thursday January 25 for a discussion of DFA priorities. We hope to receive your ideas no later than coming Tuesday, but sooner is better.

The Chancellor’s website for the planning is here:

http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/strategic-plan/index.html

The idea is to get suggestions for high level, ten year goals with the format: (i) statement of the goal and then a (ii) statement of strategies for achieving it.

A list of questions from Ken Burtis is available. Please note that these are not intended to be exclusive. They are to stimulate conversation and to give a feeling for the level of goal that is of interest in the strategic planning. Ideas that are not mentioned on the list are very welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Thank you.

Joe Kiskis
On behalf of the Davis Faculty Association Board.

You are currently browsing the Davis Faculty Association blog archives for the year 2018.