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UC-AFT Press Conference April 10: COVID-19 Issues for Teaching Faculty Unaddressed by UC


On April 10, UC-AFT held a press conference to share stories from UC's teaching faculty about our experiences transitioning our courses to online formats and the near absence of meaningful support from UC during this time.  UC's teaching faculty rapidly moved courses online with extreme effort in order to maintain instruction through COVID-19 campus closures and remote work orders.  UC has not acknowledged this additional workload or committed to fairly compensate our instructors for it.  UC has refused to pay for internet service or augmentations for faculty who need it and instead has suggested that faculty come to campus, in violation of stay at home orders, to utilize campus resources to teach online courses.  In many cases, resources are not actually available or accessible on campus.  Even if they were,  going to campus to access offices and other technology puts our members at risk.  Links below are to media coverage resulting from our press conference.  

UC leacturers want university to provide resources to teach from home SF Chronicle ('s a PDF.)

UC-AFT leaders speak on UC's lack of support amid COVID-19, online instruction Daily Bruin

Pandemic Highlights Job Precarity for Lecturers - City on a Hill Press

UC lecturers say the UC has failed to provide adequate resources for their success at today's UC-AFT press conference The Aggie

UC Lecturers Complain about Health and Safety during COVID-19 Crisis The Davis Vanguard

Next Level Precarity Inside Higher Ed