2020  Administrative Messagerss

  • February 24, 2020

    Clarification of programs offered to graduate students

    Last week, acting Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Quentin Williams and I met with graduate students, department chairs, and faculty regarding the grading and teaching strike. We came away with a strong sense of our shared commitment to supporting our graduate students. We also heard genuine confusion about the quality and scope of these programs. In an effort to find a way forward together as a community, I would like to clarify the programs and describe new details that resulted from our conversations.

  • February 24, 2020

    CP/EVC recruitment update

  • February 19, 2020

    Chancellor Cynthia Larive's remarks to the UC Santa Cruz Academic Senate

  • February 14, 2020

    An open letter from President Janet Napolitano to faculty, staff and students at UC Santa Cruz

    UC President Janet Napolitano addresses the unsanctioned strike at UC Santa Cruz.

  • February 14, 2020

    Graduate student strike update

    Interim Campus Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Lori Kletzer provides an update on the campus's work to bring the unsanctioned strike by some graduate students to an end.

  • February 13, 2020

    Statement on Feb. 12 protest, arrests

    Wednesday, officers arrested 17 participants who ignored dispersal orders that were repeated over approximately 20 minutes--requests to move out of the city intersection of Bay and High streets and onto the university field to continue their demonstration.

  • February 11, 2020

    Both entrances to campus open

    Today’s picketing by some graduate students and their supporters at the entrances of the residential campus is winding down. Both the main and west entrances to campus are open, and traffic is flowing freely.

  • February 11, 2020

    Be ready to vote in March 3 primary election

    Tuesday, March 3 is California’s Primary Election. There are several important matters on the ballot, including primary elections for federal, state and local offices in addition to several local and state initiatives. Voting is a citizen's fundamental right, and UC Santa Cruz urges you to let your voice be heard.

  • February 10, 2020

    Both campus entrances/exits are open

    Today’s unsanctioned labor action by some graduate students and their supporters, with picketing and other activities at the main entrance of the residential campus, has concluded. Both the main and west entrances to campus are open.

  • February 10, 2020

    Picketing near main entrance | campus open

    Some UC Santa Cruz graduate students have started an unsanctioned, open-ended labor strike today with picketing and other activities at the main entrance of the residential campus.

  • February 07, 2020

    Opportunities for dialogue

    On January 27, Chancellor Larive announced two new programs to support our graduate students. Despite these efforts, we were disappointed that some of our TAs—200 of whom continue to withhold grades—last week threatened to escalate their activity to a full teaching strike.

  • February 07, 2020

    Unsanctioned strike by some graduate students

    Some UC Santa Cruz graduate students have announced they will begin an unsanctioned, open-ended labor strike starting on Monday, Feb. 10.

  • February 07, 2020

    2019 Novel Coronavirus

    This letter serves to update everyone with accurate information obtained from the CDC and state communicable disease specialists.

  • February 07, 2020

    Unsanctioned strike by some graduate students

    While campus leaders have recently been in dialogue with leaders of the Graduate Student Association to prevent escalating strike activities, the campus community should be ready in the event of strike activities Monday. 

  • February 07, 2020

    Use of temporary Pass (P) grading

    Having received concurrence from the Academic Senate Committee on Educational Policy (CEP), I have asked University Registrar Sanger to make available the Pass (P) grade as an option for letter-graded undergraduates as an interim measure.

  • February 04, 2020

    Limiting non-essential travel to China

    To protect the health of the university community in the midst of a dynamic situation with the coronavirus, the UC Office of the President has directed that faculty, staff, and students should avoid all non-essential travel to China.

  • January 30, 2020

    Campus health officials closely monitoring coronavirus

    UC Santa Cruz health officials are closely monitoring the coronavirus and, in coordination with county officials, preparing to manage any outbreaks in our campus community.

  • January 30, 2020

    Yesterday’s employee housing survey email

    You all should have received two emails yesterday afternoon about our new housing survey, which provides an opportunity to provide important feedback on your housing experience and preferences.

  • January 27, 2020

    In Memoriam: Jonathan Kahana (1966-2019)

  • January 27, 2020

    New graduate student programs: FAQ

    Additional information is available for the two new programs to support graduate students.

  • January 27, 2020

    Community alert: Seeking assistance with burglaries, fraud, and thefts

    The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community’s help in investigating a rash of crimes that began Jan. 8, 2020.

  • January 24, 2020

    MyUCSC Planned Outage, Jan. 25

    MyUCSC and affiliated AIS systems will be unavailable Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8 AM to 5 PM for routine system maintenance.

  • January 24, 2020

    Information about the coronavirus

    We know that many of you are concerned about the recent appearance of the coronavirus. Although there have been no confirmed cases on campus, we want to provide you with some information about how to protect your health.

  • January 21, 2020

    Campus reaches new contract with skilled trades employees

    I am pleased to announce that UC Santa Cruz has reached a new four-year contract with its skilled trades employees.

  • January 21, 2020

    Information about potential sick out

    The University has become aware that certain academic student employees (ASEs) may be planning on a sick out on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in order to attend the Regents meeting in San Francisco.

  • January 14, 2020

    Sad news on campus benefactor Jack Baskin

    It saddens me to announce the passing of Jack Baskin, an engineer and entrepreneur whose philanthropy helped shape modern-day UC Santa Cruz.

  • January 13, 2020

    Participate in a campus climate research study

    The purpose of the study is to gather a wide range of data related to campus climate, diversity efforts and inclusive practices, and work-life concerns so that campus leadership is better informed about the quality of living and working environments for students, faculty, and staff from underrepresented communities on campus.

  • January 09, 2020

    ITS Update from VC Williams

    Happy 2020! The start of a new quarter provides an ideal time to reflect and share news about Information Technology Services - what we’ve been up to and where we’re heading.

  • January 09, 2020

    Seeking assistance with campus vandalism incidents

    UC Santa Cruz police are seeking the campus community’s help in the investigation of a series of vandalism incidents that have occurred throughout campus since Friday.

  • January 08, 2020

    Microsoft Windows 7 Support Ends on January 14, 2020

    Microsoft will end support of Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. When a vendor ends support, it can lead to security vulnerabilities, software incompatibility, compliance issues, and poor computer performance and reliability. It's important that your computer is running the latest supported software and operating system.

  • January 07, 2020

    Update on UC’s seismic safety initiative

    The safety of our campus community is our highest priority and reflected in our continuous work to improve seismic resilience on campus.

  • January 06, 2020

    Labor demonstration near main entrance | campus open

    The AFSCME union’s Skilled Trades unit has informed UC Santa Cruz that its members are going out on strike beginning today, and will remain out indefinitely.

  • January 06, 2020

    Information about fall grades and guidance for students and faculty

    Eighty percent of fall quarter grades have been submitted. Grades belong to the students who earned them, and we will continue to work toward full grade submission.

  • January 02, 2020

    UCPath is here!

    We are delighted to report that UCPath is now live at UC Santa Cruz. UCPath is the University of California’s new Human Resources and Payroll Management system.