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August 1, 2023

Tsu-Jae King Liu has been reappointed for a second term as dean of the College of Engineering. Tsu-Jae was first appointed in 2018, becoming the 13th dean and first woman to hold the position.

June 27, 2023

The campus philanthropic allocation and research administrative fee associated with gifts made to campus. Effective July 1, 2023, the campus philanthropic allocation will increase from 5% to 7.5%. The research administrative fee will increase from 10.5% to 13%.

June 22, 2023

Provide important awareness to the campus community regarding the announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as it relates to (1) the ending of remote verification (e.g. via Zoom) in place of the physical examination of an employee’s identity/work authorization documentation (Federal Form I-9), and (2) the requirement to physically examine work authorization documents by August 30, 2023 for those individuals hired on/after March 20, 2020, and whose documents were examined remotely.

June 21, 2023

Linda Burton has decided to step down as the Dean of the School of Social Welfare on June 30, 2024, at the end of her current five-year term.

June 7, 2023

With the upcoming departure of Jenn Stringer, we have engaged Berkeley Executive Search and appointed a search committee to lead a nationwide search for Berkeley’s next associate vice chancellor and chief information officer. As we expect the search to take several months, we have asked Gabriel Gonzalez to serve as interim chief information officer starting July 1, 2023, until we fill this role.

June 6, 2023

Doug Clark will be stepping down as dean of the College of Chemistry at the end of the coming academic year (i.e., June 30, 2024), after what will be eleven years of impressive and valuable service in that role.
Daniel Feitelberg has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor of finance and chief financial officer for two years, beginning August 1, 2023. This extended interim appointment will allow us time to reevaluate the structure of this position and to conduct a national search for a permanent VCF/CFO.

May 17, 2023

University Librarian Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason will be retiring from campus in June 2024.

May 12, 2023

The academic salary scales for policy-covered academics will be increased by a general range adjustment of 4.6 percent. This adjustment to the academic salary scales will be effective October 1, 2023 for policy-covered faculty and July 1, 2023 for other policy-covered academic appointees.

May 11, 2023

Dean Ann Harrison will be on sabbatical this fall

May 2, 2023

Michelle D. Young has been appointed dean of the Berkeley School of Education, with a start date of June 15, 2023.

March 23, 2023

Per UC policy, all email communications regarding university business, including those of faculty, staff, and student employees, must be performed exclusively through the use of an email address.

March 22, 2023

An update on the campus implementation of the new Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct in the Workplace, issued on December 16, 2022. The policy went into effect on January 1, 2023 and prohibits abusive conduct.
An update about our campus’s financial health, the status of our budget, and the plans and processes we have in place to address both short- and long-term challenges.

March 21, 2023

The month of Ramadan begins this week and we want to express our support for the Muslim campus community, in particular the Muslim student community. We are sharing the following information about services and accommodations that support a sense of belonging as students observe and practice their faith.

March 20, 2023

We are writing to share good news about advances that UC Berkeley is making to recognize the “social” or “public” impact of our scholarship; and smooth the campus systems friction points that many of us may encounter when we conduct research in partnership with entities outside of Berkeley (e.g., community-based organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), industry).

March 15, 2023

Jenn Stringer, associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, will be leaving UC Berkeley at the end of June to join the J. Paul Getty Trust as vice president and chief digital officer.

February 23, 2023

Today, UC Berkeley is announcing the Library’s long-term space plan. The plan positions the Library to serve the needs of students, faculty, and other researchers while balancing the realities of shrinking budgets for staff, services, and collections, which reflect the overall budgetary problems currently facing the campus.

January 26, 2023

This year Ramadan will take place from March 22 to April 21, and Eid al-Fitr scheduled for April 21. We would like to remind you of the campus policies that outline the rights and responsibilities of both instructors and students with respect to course conflicts and accommodations of all types.

January 19, 2023

David Ackerly has been reappointed as dean of the Rausser College of Natural Resources for a second five-year term, beginning July 1, 2023.