Davis Faculty Association

We Supports the UC Academic Senate Resolution Rejecting the “2016 Tier Pension Plan”

On February 10, 2016, the Assembly of the Academic Senate of the University of California adopted the following resolution and sent it to UC President Janet Napolitano: The Assembly rejects the imposition of the PEPRA cap on the University of California and the discontinuation of the current pension plan in the absence of any plan [read more]

Chris Newfield’s talk on Feb 8 at 3 pm at Student Community Center

The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good Monday, February 8, 2016 The Great Mistake: How Private-Sector Models Damage Public Universities and How They Can Recover Christopher Newfield Professor of Literature and American Studies – University of California, Santa Barbara Lecture: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center Reception: 4:30 [read more]

Act now to prevent further degradation of our retirement system

The University of California is currently considering introducing a new pension plan for its employees hired after 2016. These proposed changes will dramatically reduce pension benefits for most new faculty.

The Davis Academic Senate is planning to have two town hall events to discuss these proposals, one on Monday, January 25, at 10 am, at the UCD Med Center’s Center for Health and Technology lecture hall 1341. The other on January 28, at 10 am, in MU II. Please attend to learn more details or to express your opinion on these issues.

The Davis Academic Senate has also set up a comment form at where you can express your concerns about this plan.

Your opportunity to provide input to the Senate lasts just a couple weeks. For some purposes, it will be most effective to provide input this week.

Please read on for additional background and contact information.

Petition opposing changes to the UC retirement plan

The Davis Faculty Association, via the Council of UC Faculty Associations, is a member of the UC Union Coalition. A Union Coalition petition in opposition to detrimental changes to UC pension benefits is available here: http://www.protectmypension.org/ Please read it and consider joining in the opposition to changes that would harm the quality of the university. [read more]

Join us for Lunch December 9, Noon

The Board of the Davis Faculty Association invites all interested UCD faculty to join us for lunch (pizza, salad, beer, sandwiches, etc), our treat, at Steve’s Place Pizza on F street in Davis, starting at noon on Wednesday, December 9th. Come discuss the issues confronting UC with the Board of the DFA. We want to [read more]

UC task force considering pension cuts – we need your help

President Napolitano has charged a task force with developing a new 2016 UC Retirement Plan tier for faculty and other employees hired after June 30, 2016. We urge you to read CUCFA’s letter which details the proposed changes to the UC Retirement Plan and lays out the threat they pose to overall compensation for new [read more]

CUCFA’s Letter to the Working Group to Develop New Principles Regarding Intolerance

October 23, 2015 UC Regents’ Working Group to Develop New UC Principles Regarding Intolerance: Regent Eddie Island (chair) Regent Norm Pattiz Regent John A. Pérez Regent Bruce Varner Student Regent Avi Oved Chancellor Linda Katehi Academic Council Chair Dan Hare Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement Yvette Gullatt. Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your service [read more]

Statement by CUCFA and AAUP on Regent Blum’s Remarks

The Council of University of California Faculty Associations and the American Association of University Professors write to protest the following remarks made by University of California Regent Richard Blum and then supported by Regent Hadi Makarechian during the discussion of a proposed Statement of Principles Against Intolerance at the Board of Regents meeting on September [read more]

Master Plan Conference in Sacramento Sept. 26

You are no doubt aware that public higher education in California is founded on the ambitious 1960’s era Master Plan for Higher Education. Unfortunately, this plan was never fully funded by the state, and the ambitions of the plan have been greatly eroded in recent years. In order to try to raise awareness of the [read more]

FA statement to the UC Regents about proposed new UCRS tier

Professor Celeste Langan spoke on behalf of the UC Faculty Associations at the July 22, 2015 UC Regents meeting during the public comment period. Below is a copy of her full comments:   As co-Chair of the Berkeley Faculty Association and on behalf of the Council of UC Faculty Associations, I wish to address the [read more]