Reminder, join us Thursday for:
The UCSC Faculty Association is very excited to announce a talk by Christopher Newfield, Professor at UC Santa Barbara and author of several important books on higher education, on Thursday February 2: "After the Great Mistake: Fixing Public Universities in the Trump Administration". Details below.
We would also like to encourage faculty to read and disseminate
which was released yesterday in Berkeley. This highly anticipated report makes a clear and convincing case for the desirability, feasibility, and practicality of restoring support for public higher education in California. Restoration of tuition-free UC's, CSU's, and CC's and implementation of the Master Plan would cost families making the median income $48.00 per year in additional taxes. On the website linked above you can access a summary of the report, and there is also a link to the full text. Please share widely.
Christopher Newfield, our Thursday speaker, is one of the authors of
The $48 Fix. We hope to see you at his talk.
The Santa Cruz Faculty Association Advisory Board
Professor, English, UC Santa Barbara
After the Great Mistake:
Fixing Public Universities in the Trump Administration
Thursday February 2, 5-7 PM. Humanities Room 210
Christopher Newfield is one of the country's most important writers on higher education. He is the author of
Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2011) and
Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke, 2004). His latest book is
The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them (Johns Hopkins 2016). He publishes often in the
Chronicle of Higher Education
Inside Higher Education
. Much of his critical writing on higher education can be found on the indispensable blog that he co-edits,
Remaking the University
). Professor Newfield's talk will draw on strategies and insights from The Great Mistake, updated for the dawning political era.
This event is co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Faculty Association and the Center for Cultural Studies.
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