March 2nd, 2011
We, concerned Students of UCSC, are organized here around Three guiding Principles: Democracy, Representation, Accountability.
From these Principles we insist on the following recommendations that the University must implement to remain a body of Excellence, Education, and Accessibility.
For Immediate Implementation we Demand:
-Expansion of the Ethnic Resource Center beyond its current space
-Immediate Release of the Budget, no delayed release.
-NO further cuts to any Academic Divisions
-NO further cuts to the Library or other Instructional Services
-NO further cuts to worker wages & benefits. NO poverty wages at UCSC.
-The re-opening of daycare facilities for students, staff, faculty, and administration
-32% cut to administrative services, salaries, and positions
-NO disciplinary actions imposed on student activists
-NO reactionary police response towards any student demonstrations
We also demand further dialogue for the realization of:
-The creation of an Ethnic Studies Department & Major, a promise denied since 1981
-A Participatory Budgeting Process, where students, faculty, and workers contribute to the budgeting process
-Increased & Non-Competitive funding for Ethnic Resource Centers
-Lower rent and renovations for Family Student Housing
-Lower rent at all on-campus housing
-Increasing the Faculty to Admin ratio which currently stands at 1:1. Reduce administrative positions at UCSC.
-Rejecting the 2012 Admission Policy that has been demonstrated to adversely affect the representation of students of color on this campus.
-Redirecting funds already within the administrative budget towards TAPS, the Library, and Instructional Services
-Disarming of UC Police on campus while on duty
-The removal of surveillance cameras from all instructional facilities
-Respecting student privacy by following the recommendations to end police surveillance of student activities
We hope you will join us in exercising our Right to Education.