April 19, 2017

Opportunities for faculty to welcome a new class.

April 6, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

March 16, 2017

Regents voted unanimously to confirm our Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, Carol Christ, as the 11th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.

March 13, 2017

President Napolitano has announced the nomination of interim executive vice chancellor and provost Carol Christ as the next Chancellor for UC Berkeley, pending approval by the Regents later this week.

March 1, 2017

Message on the decision to restrict access to legacy Course Capture (classroom lecture) videos and podcasts, currently searchable at webcast.berkeley.edu and found on YouTube and UC Berkeley iTunesU, to members of the campus community.

February 10, 2017

Update on the progress that has been made on the Undergraduate Initiative (UGI), and next steps.

February 6, 2017

Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion Na’ilah Nasir will be leaving UC Berkeley in June to become president of the Spencer Foundation, one of the nation’s leading educational research foundations.

January 30, 2017

Preventing and effectively responding to sexual harassment and sexual violence is a top priority for campus leaders. It is also an effort that requires the dedicated attention and commitment of all of us.
Creation of a unit, “New Academic Ventures at Berkeley (NAV-B),” dedicated to considering and advancing academic revenue generation initiatives for our campus.

January 29, 2017

I write to inform you that Berkeley leadership is actively engaged with the UC Office of the President to comprehend the implications of President Trump’s executive order (EO) on immigration and determine all options available to protect the well being of every member of our community. Earlier today, the Office of UC President Janet Napolitano issued the following communication:

January 27, 2017

Following the success of the Gold Folder, (https://uhs.berkeley.edu/counseling/prevention-education-outreach/gold-f...), the University of California has created a full-text handbook for faculty and staff entitled Promoting Student Mental Health: A Guide for UC Faculty and Staff. This handbook provides in-depth information about mental health and examines the role that faculty and staff members can play in providing a supportive academic environment and assisting students who may be in distress.

January 26, 2017

The concerns around the upcoming visit of a controversial speaker to campus make it necessary for us to reaffirm our collective commitment to two fundamental principles for our campus. The first of these principles is the right to free expression, enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and reflected in some of the most important moments of Berkeley’s history. The second of these principles has to do with our values of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity – values which we believe are essential to making this university, and indeed any university, a site of open inquiry and learning.

January 18, 2017

Important campus policies and guidelines concerning the academic calendar­­­, academic integrity, and accommodations for students in their academic programs.

January 11, 2017

It is our pleasure to announce that our new orientation model is ready to launch for our fall 2017 incoming freshmen and transfer students. This Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) has been designed to welcome new students to the UC Berkeley intellectual community, to lay the foundation for fostering students’ intellectual identity and to facilitate a sense of belonging for all incoming undergraduates.

January 9, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations and applications for the full-time position of Interim Dean of the newly created Division of Data Science. The term of office commences upon appointment, which may be as early as February 15, 2017. The end date may depend on the appointment of a permanent Dean, but will occur no later than June 30, 2018. This is an internal search restricted to those who have attained the rank of Professor at UC Berkeley.

December 23, 2016

Before departing for winter break I want to provide the Cal community with a brief update regarding our Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics (TFIA). At a recent meeting the task force co-chairs, alumnus Robert O’Donnell and Professor Robert Powell, provided us with a comprehensive briefing about progress to date.

December 19, 2016

This letter details the next steps we will pursue in light of the Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) report and the commentary on it. We will immediately launch a search for an interim dean, to be chosen from among the current faculty to begin serving as close as possible to February 15, 2017; Vice Chancellor Paul Alivisatos will chair the search committee. An announcement and request for nominations for this position will be posted shortly.

December 8, 2016

November 29, 2016

November 9, 2016

The results of yesterday’s election came as a surprise to most of us, regardless of our political views. It will take time for us to process and understand the meaning of the vote, both because we face a period of uncertainty and transition, and because the vote followed a deeply divisive and polarizing campaign. The election season has witnessed a pervasive rhetoric of intolerance across our nation, which has been a cause of alarm and concern for many of us. As a campus community, we must use this moment to reaffirm our own values of respect and inclusion, while working together to preserve academic freedom, fearless inquiry, and diversity.