You should all take the Undergraduate Experience Survey!
You get in a drawing for iPads and stuff!
here’s the link: http://ucues.ucsd.edu/
At the very end, when they ask for any more comments, please copy and paste this information:
DEMAND 1: CLICS BE REOPENED IMMEDIATELY
DEMAND 2: PERMANENT FUNDING FOR THE CRITICAL GENDER STUDIES PROGRAM AND EXPANSION OF SUPPORT FOR CURRENTLY UNDERFUNDED
DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THOUGH BY NO MEANS LIMITED TO, ETHNIC STUDIES, LITERATURE, VISUAL ARTS, AND HISTORY.
DEMAND 3: WE DEMAND OASIS CONTINUOUSLY RECEIVE MANDATED, PERMANENT, BUDGET-CRISIS FREE FUNDING FROM THE UNIVERSITY SINCE OASIS IS A FORCE ON CAMPUS AT THE FOREFRONT OF RETAINING STUDENTS.
DEMAND 4: FULL FUNDING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEMANDS OF THE BLACK STUDENT UNION SIGNED IN MARCH 2010
DEMAND 5: FUNDING FOR STUDENT RESOURCES
DEMAND 6: WORKERS’ WAGES, BENEFITS, AND PENSIONS
DEMAND 7: ESTABLISH AN ISLAMIC STUDIES MINOR.
also, in the section asking if I had additional comments about how the cost of my education is affecting me, I wrote:
I believe that the privatization of the University is a despicable trend that must be actively fought against at the University administrative level. It is appalling to know that management outnumbers faculty on this campus – that is not what we, the STUDENTS, should be paying for.
It is appalling to know that the Regents and their lackeys, the Chancellors, are willing to put the burden of debt on students when opportunities and earning-power continues to decrease, and student debt continues to balloon (past credit card debt, even).
The students of this campus have tried time and time again this year to entire into dialogue with the administration – even resorting to camping in your Conference Room for two weeks. We have some of the best-articulated demands this campus has seen in the past decade (other than the demands of the BSU from 2010, which still have not been implemented yet).
Instead of listening to us when we take over libraries and demand dialogue, what do you do?
YOU LIE TO THE WORKERS YOU HIRED AND CALLOUSLY FIRE THEM, DECEIVE AND TRICK US, AND REFUSE TO LET US TAKE PART IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.
Chancellor Fox, you are a pathetic pawn for the interests of the Regents. Don’t you dare point to any of the activism done here and co-opt it into “letting students express their free voice”.
Suresh Subramani, Penny Rue, Gary Ratcliff, Gary Matthews, Barbara Sawrey, and every other administrator that has pretended to listen to the students, or advertised to incoming freshman that you are “here to listen” – know that the students are becoming more and more aware of your insidious ways. You may think that you can continue to put more money in your pockets, and close libraries, and create more Campus Climate committees where all the dirty laundry can be shoved behind closed doors, but the times are changing. The Public Education Coalition is not going anywhere. We will continue to be a hornet’s nest in your house of cards. We will not leave you alone until the University is restored to its original purpose.
Public Education is a RIGHT, not a privilege.
I hope to personally deliver a pink slip to each and every one of you before I leave this university.
I encourage people to copy and paste this and write their names. When the same text is repeated, folks might actually pay attention.