|Charles Presley Nash passed away from complications from pneumonia on July 15, 2007. He served for over 15 years as an active leader in the Faculty Association, both on the Davis campus and statewide. Throughout this time, he generously applied his unusually detailed and broad knowledge of the campus and university-wide process of shared governance to support the faculty as a whole and to support fair treatment of individuals in their relations with the Senate and the Administration. He devoted much of his life working to make life better for others through advocacy and action.|
The Charles P. Nash Prize
The Nash family, the Academic Senate, the Davis Faculty Association and the Academic Federation are jointly creating a Prize to honor the outstanding contributions that Charles P. Nash made to the University community. The Charles P. Nash Prize will be funded through contributions from the Nash family members, and donations from individuals wishing to honor his accomplishments and to inspire others to emulate his commitment. Information about making a donation is available from this form [PDF], or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major Faculty Association Related Accomplishments:
- Supported legislation protecting faculty intellectual property right and published an article detailing his efforts (see On the Ownership of Academic Presentations: The Evolution of California Education Code Sections 66450-66452 [PDF], published in McGeorge Law Review, volume 35, 2004, pp 205-225.).
- Organized a campus forum on faculty intellectual property rights (see DFA Forum on Faculty Copyrights)
- Researched steps faculty should take to copyright their course materials and lectures (see Copyrighting your course materials)
- Helped to obtain a $10 million augmentation in the state budget in support of library print collections systemwide, plus an augmentation for the replacement of obsolete instructional equipment.(see UC Budget Update, May, 1998)