22 August 2009

No furloughs on teaching days

According to a letter from Lawrence H. Pitts, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Academic Affairs, furlough days are not to be taken on teaching days. This in spite a wide consensus among the faculty throughout the System that at least some furlough days were to be taken on instructional days, including an official position letter by the Systemwide Senate. Anybody else out there who finds this outrageous?

1 comment:

  1. I have been in the UC system for 23 years. One of the things that I most value is our tradition of faculty governance and shared responsibility. This decision, like so many lately, demonstrates that faculty governance is dead. The Office of the President has ignored carefully considered recommendations from the senate.

    The current OP occupants do not respect the tradition of shared governance. I think it is time that the faculty seriously considers the need for a new model, most likely collective bargaining through a union.

    Times have changed. Practices have changed. We can't sit still.