The Council of University of California Faculty Associations is a coordinating and service agency for the several individual Faculty Associations -- associations of UC Senate faculty -- on the separate campuses of the University of California, and it represents them to all state- or university-wide agencies on issues of common concern. It gathers and disseminates information on issues before the legislative and executive branches of California's government, other relevant state units dealing with higher education, the University administration, and the Board of Regents. The Faculty Associations are voluntary dues supported organizations and are therefore completely independent. [More...]
CUCFA is committed to renewing public investment in California higher education by giving every California family a stake in the system by restoring full access and by regaining the trust of the people by restoring accountability. The public-spirited legacy of generations will be squandered if the best of the system is financially out of reach for most citizens and increasingly controlled by corporate funders. The people of California will support higher education if it serves us all again. [More...]
Latest News and Issues:
CUCFA President Meister's Open Letter to Coursera Founder Daphne Koller
"Because I share your vision of creating a world in which all have access to an excellent and empowering education, I would like to propose a new online course for you to make freely available through the Coursera platform. Its title is 'The Implications of Coursera’s For-Profit Business Model for Global Public Education.' The goal of the course will be for the students enrolled in it to understand the real relation between Coursera’s visionary mission—'to offer courses, in partnership with the worlds’ top universities, to everyone for free'—and the logic of the strategic business plan that led Coursera to be named 'The Best Startup of 2012' by TechCrunch last January." [Read the rest...]
Faculty Association President Meister’s Op-ed on SB 520
After a decade of skyrocketing tuition, Sacramento politicians have seized on a new gimmick to avoid paying for the kind of low-cost, high quality college education California used to guarantee all its students. [Read the rest...]
Berkeley Faculty Association petition to Senator Steinberg expresses faculty concerns about SB 520
The Berkeley Faculty Association is deeply concerned by Senator Darrell Steinberg's attempt to force the UCs, CSUs, and Community Colleges to accept credit for online courses from any source. They are circulating a petition by which UC faculty are expressing opposition to SB 520.
How Much Would It Cost to Restore California's Public Higher Ed (January, 2013 update)?
Raising revenue has become such a taboo subject in California politics, but restoring quality public higher education in California can be done. For the median California tax return (individual or joint), restoring the entire system while rolling back student fees to what they were a decade ago would cost $48 next April 15. Read "Financial Options for Restoring Quality and Access to Public Higher Education in California: 2012-13" at the Keep California's Promise website.