Current Affairs

Faculty Profile Rich SchneiderFaculty Profile: Rich Schneider, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Committee on Library & Scholarly Communication

In advocating for the library and to help control the spiraling costs of journal subscriptions, Schneider lead a proposed boycott against the Nature Publishing Group. He also played an essential role in drafting and implementing the UCSF OA Policy, the UC Systemwide OA Policy, and the Presidential OA Policy. He also makes “quck” for a living. Read the full Faculty Profile.

Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education

Food for Thought: The Academic Senate encourages viewers to review the January 2017 report from a working group of the Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education. This report proposes a graduated income tax surcharge for each citizen which would make higher education in California free. The surcharge amount would depend on household’s income level but for median-income California families, it would cost $48 a year. UCSF Professor Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, is part of the working group. Read the full report here.

Chancellor Issues Message Denouncing Actions of Prejudice and Intimidation

Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, on Monday addressed the UC San Francisco community regarding recent incidents of discrimination and intimidation. Here is a transcript of his video message.

Task Force on Allowable Effort

A task force examined the implications for changing the faculty allowable effort on sponsored-funding from 95% to 100%. Read the short Final Report which highlights issues ranging from academic personnel to recruiting to ethical questions.

Task Force on Clinical Affiliate Agreements and Quality of Care

UCSF Academic Senate created the Task Force on Clinical Affiliate Agreements and Quality of Care. The Task Force’s work is now complete, and the final report has been submitted to the faculty.

Federal Funding in the New Administration

Faculty concerns around decreased federal funding for biomedical research and advanced patient care, or the elimination of such funding altogether.

Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community

UC supports students without regard to their immigration status...

Faculty Profile Steve MorinFaculty Profile: Steve Morin, PhD, Professor In Residence & 2016 Faculty Research Lecture: Clinical Science

The Academic Senate spoke to recent Faculty Research Lecture recipient Steve Morin, PhD, to learn how he initially became interested in scientific research, as well as what still drives him in his field. After a decade in Washington DC, Dr. Morin also provided his insights on the future of Federal funding of scientific research under the Trump administration.

PodcastAcademic Senate Podcast - March 2017

Executive Council Report by Ruth Greenblatt
Ruth Greenblatt, Chair of the Academic Senate presents recent activities at UCSF and UC Systemwide that Academic Senate leaders should be aware of. (Transcript)
  • Academic Council
  • Thinking about the May Division Meeting
  • Space
  • Open Access discussion