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September 10, 2020

August 17, 2020

We are writing to welcome you to the start of the Fall 2020 Semester and to inform you of important information and resources for this coming academic year.

August 13, 2020

Faculty, instructors, and graduate student instructors are invited to a special Instructor and GSI Town Hall next Wednesday, August 19 at 4:00 p.m. A panel will discuss preparations that have taken place this past spring and throughout the summer for the upcoming fall semester, answer your questions, highlight some of the challenges facing many of our students and instructors, and discuss the many resources on the Keep Teaching website that the campus has created for instructors and GSIs.

August 6, 2020

Our goal is to preserve jobs and achieve our budget targets through expense reductions and voluntary personnel actions to the greatest extent possible. The following voluntary options can help your department reach its budget targets and assist the campus overall. For example, for some individuals, a reduction in time might be feasible and attractive.

July 22, 2020

The Chancellor’s Cabinet has issued updates for those that plan events and gatherings on campus in regard to the pandemic and recovery.

July 21, 2020

Fall semester will begin with fully remote instruction

July 17, 2020

Protocols for the sharing of information regarding positive COVID-19 cases that might occur in your campus units or in your building.

July 15, 2020

Latest update on the campus budget

July 8, 2020

We encourage you to visit the Graduate Student Diversity Task Force’s implementation webpage to review their preliminary recommendations and provide feedback.

July 6, 2020

The Report from the Fall 2020 Instructional Planning and Policy Task Force, which is now posted on the Academic Senate website.

June 29, 2020

After seven years at the helm of Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Edward Wasserman has announced that he will be stepping down as dean and rejoining the faculty full-time as a professor in media ethics. We are delighted to announce that Professor Geeta Anand has agreed to serve as interim Dean of Berkeley Journalism beginning July 1, 2020.

June 23, 2020

Jenn Stringer has been appointed as UC Berkeley’s Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer, effective June 29, 2020.
Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, will retire at the end of June.

June 17, 2020

Juneteenth (June 19, 2020) will be a day of remembrance for UC Berkeley.

June 16, 2020

The University of California has reached a transformative open access agreement with Springer Nature, the world’s second-largest academic publisher.

June 12, 2020

Campus has formulated the a pair of policies for instruction during Summer Sessions and the Fall Semester.

May 18, 2020

UC President Janet Napolitano will propose to the Board of Regents this week that there be a systemwide freeze on the salaries of non-represented staff and faculty for fiscal year 2021.

May 6, 2020

Update on our ongoing planning for fall semester operations

May 4, 2020

May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving in response to the unprecedented needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 1, 2020

Similar to last year, the spring 2020 final exam period (Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15) falls during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. We would like to remind you of the campus policies that outline the rights and responsibilities of both faculty and students with respect to course conflicts and accommodations of all types.