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May 8, 2020

We’ve worked miracles for UC students — but we’re utterly expendable.

Since the beginning of March, my colleagues and I have worked 12-14 hour days to turn FTF courses into quality online classes. Yet UC will let us all go on June 30. Many of us will eventually be re-hired, after months of uncertainty, but our campus (UCSC) is discussing “permanent budget reductions” of 5-15% in every department — the budget all a black box and the budgetary conversations something no lecturer has been invited to. I grieve for all of us, but for the pre-sixers who have infused new energy and ideas into our programs most of all. They will be the first to be abandoned.

May 8, 2020

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