Friday, March 20, 2015

Benefits, Demands, Awards .

Remaking the University on The Council of University of California Faculty Associations has drafted a letter/petition to President Napolitano in response to proposals to reduce the health care options available to UC Employees.

Sac Bee: Unions, retirees blast Jerry Brown’s state worker medical plan

SF Gate: UC Berkeley black students demand fixes to 'hostile' climate includes a 'list of demands' sent to Dirks.
14 winners of $50 million college innovation awards named
includes UC Riverside To be eligible for the prize money, institutions had to show how they were increasing the number of students who earn a bachelor's degree within four years and make it easier for students who start at two-year colleges to finish at four-year universities — and that their model could be replicated across the state.

this other story from HuffPo:
The top 10 finalists, which included two other teachers from the U.S. and others from Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Cambodia, Malaysia, Kenya, and the U.K., were flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the ceremony.
and, more here:
In theory, Common Core is supposed to give teachers freedom over what is taught in their classrooms on a day-to-day basis. Some teachers, however, echo Atwell's complaints and say the standards actually limit them.
IHE with NYU Professor is Denied Entry to the UAE, where the University has a Campus -news now includes this add'l info involving a UF professor

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