May 17, 2017

Erwin Chemerinsky has been appointed to be the next Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law.

May 10, 2017

I am pleased to announce that Michael Botchan, who has been serving as Interim Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science since July 1, 2016, has been appointed to be permanent Dean of the division.

May 5, 2017

A new policy on Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations has been approved. The new policy establishes the authorities to support the campus organizational structure for responding to and recovering from emergencies that might overwhelm campus resources.

May 4, 2017

New Peer Review Committee (PRC) that will consult on discipline for faculty found responsible for violating the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH Policy)

May 1, 2017

We are writing to respond to the report issued by the Chancellor’s joint Senate/Administration Committee on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and to affirm our commitment to creating a safe learning environment for all members of the university community.

April 26, 2017

I am writing to follow up on this morning’s message regarding free speech, safety, and Ann Coulter’s planned appearance on our campus.
As I write this, I am aware of the uncertainty surrounding Ann Coulter’s stated intention to come to campus tomorrow afternoon. We will be sending out a separate message later today with updated information about safety arrangements, as well as our hopes and expectations regarding how members of our campus community should conduct themselves. For now, I want to share my thoughts about all that has led up to the current situation in which we find ourselves.

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 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, (, 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.