Announcements

Policy Spotlight Series: Proposed revision to UC Policy on Policies

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on the proposed Presidential Policy on Developing and Maintaining Presidential Policies (“Policy on Policies”). The proposed substantive revisions include the following key provisions: • Updating the Policy name, scope, and summary to accurately reflect content; • Adding and...

By Ian Harazduk |

New Director of Campus Safety Services (Chief of Police)

Dear Campus Community, After a nationwide search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Talbott as UC Riverside’s Director of Campus Safety Services (Chief of Police). Talbott has nearly 40 years of experience in the law enforcement profession, most recently as the Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management at...

By Denise Woods |

Director of undergraduate admissions finalist visits

Dear Campus Community, On behalf of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services, Emily Engelschall, I write to update you on the search for UCR's next Director of Undergraduate Admissions. After many hours of work on the part of the Search Committee, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting three finalist candidates. Each...

By Sean Cason |

Message to UCR students regarding the ongoing labor strike

Dear UCR Students, We know that many of you are concerned about the impact of the UAW strike on fall quarter final exams and grade submission. Mindful of this, we have extended the grade submission deadline to December 19 in order to give instructors more time to complete their grading. After December 19, a temporary grade of “GD” (for “Grade Delay...

By Ken Baerenklau, Shaun Bowler, Emily Engelschall, and Brian Haynes |

Export Control Awareness & Training

U.S. export control regulations and sanctions laws continue to change dynamically, most notably in response to the invasion of Ukraine and the United States’ efforts to compete with China in semiconductor manufacturing. Indeed, these regulatory changes are more frequently popping up as front page news across the country. University activities...

By Roberto Galvan Ramos, Jr |

Chancellor’s update -- November 2022

Dear Campus Community: As the earth rotates and fills the late autumn night sky with longer periods of darkness, holiday lights have again appeared in windows and on buildings throughout Riverside. Last weekend, the Mission Inn’s annual Festival of Lights commenced. Regularly featured on lists of the country’s best light displays, the annual...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

FAQ about key issues in UC-UAW negotiations

Student employees say UC doesn’t pay them enough to live on — what’s UC’s response? At UC, academic student employment is strictly part-time in order to support students while they are pursuing their graduate or doctoral degree. In fact, UC policy prohibits them from working more than 20 hours per week to ensure they have the time and energy they...

By UC Office of the President |

Bus service on campus detoured due to strike

Riverside Transit Agency is detouring bus services to UC Riverside due to the strike on campus. As of Nov. 15, the UCR at Bannockburn bus stop along with other stops on Campus Drive and Canyon Crest Drive will not be served. A temporary layover zone and transfer point for Routes 1, 16, 51 and 204 has been established on Iowa Avenue at a bus stop...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |

UAW strike update

Dear Campus Community, Academic appointees represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) are holding peaceful demonstrations on the UC Riverside campus today related to union negotiations between the UAW and the University of California. Bargaining took place throughout the weekend and continues today. We are hopeful that progress is being made...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Updates on UAW strike

Below are resources and information for the UC Riverside community regarding the University of California’s contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers, and the union’s strike. Faculty and staff who have questions not answered below should first contact their department chair or supervisor, and then escalate to their dean or unit head as...

By University Communications |

Potential instructional disruption

Dear UCR students, We are writing to inform you that the union representing graduate student workers (the UAW) has voted to go on strike starting Monday, November 14, at every campus in the University of California system. These workers include Teaching Assistants (TAs), postdocs, Graduate Student Researchers, and undergraduate academic employees...

By Brian Haynes and Ken Baerenklau |

UAW strike planning: research and other updates

Dear Colleagues, Negotiations between UC and the UAW continue. We do not have new information to offer regarding the progress they may have made or the likelihood that a last-minute agreement might be reached, but we are sharing this communication from UCOP that was distributed to campus labor offices for distribution to all individuals in the four...

By Elizabeth Watkins, Rodolfo Torres, Shaun Bowler, and Ken Baerenklau |

UCR budget update for fiscal year 2022-23

Dear UCR Colleagues, We are writing to give you an update on the final outcome of the fiscal year 2022-23 UC Riverside operating budget. As we noted in last year’s letter, we once again have a lot of information to share, which makes this email a lengthy read. A RELATIVELY GOOD YEAR FOR REVENUES The University received a 5% increase to our state...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

Giving Tuesday to be held Nov. 29

The Office of Annual Giving is excited to partner with you once again this Giving Tuesday — beginning now through November 29, 2022! As a precursor to an even larger UC Riverside Giving Day being planned for March 2023, Giving Tuesday gives us a wonderful opportunity to build on the success of past years and enliven both passion and enthusiasm for...

By Office of Annual Giving |

Instructional Continuity during UAW Strike

Dear UCR Faculty and Staff, This memo and the attached FAQs include important information for deans, chairs, directors, faculty members, and certain staff who are currently supervising academic student employees, postdoctoral scholars, academic researchers, or graduate student researchers. The United Auto Workers (UAW) represents four bargaining...

By Elizabeth Watkins, Shaun Bowler, and Ken Baerenklau |

Frequently asked questions: UAW strike planning

Which workers may strike? Workers represented by the four bargaining units comprised of academic appointees represented by the United Auto Workers union (“UAW”): (1) Academic Student Employees (TAs/Readers/Tutors); (2) Postdoctoral Scholars; (3) Academic Researchers (Specialists/Project Scientists/Professional Researchers/Coordinators of Public...

By University Communications |

New Chief Campus Counsel appointed

Dear Campus Community, I am pleased to announce that University of California President Drake has approved the appointment of Lorena Peñaloza as UC Riverside’s next Chief Campus Counsel. Her first day at UCR will be January 3, 2023. Peñaloza is currently the Chief Campus Counsel at UC Santa Cruz, where she provides advice to the university on a...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Commencement 2023 announcement

Dear Students, Staff, & Faculty, In response to feedback regarding the overall Commencement experience for graduates, family members, and loved ones, UC Riverside is enhancing the graduation experience. We are excited to announce that the 2023 Commencement ceremonies will take place at Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA. As a result, graduates and their...

By Brian Haynes |

It’s Time for Benefits Open Enrollment

Benefits Open Enrollment began Thursday, Oct. 27 and ends Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Satisfied with your current benefits elections? Not making any changes? Then, no action is required and all existing benefits will roll over to the new plan year effective January 1, 2023. • If you are enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account Plans (DepCare FSA and Health...

By Human Resources |

Tragedy in South Korea

Provost Elizabeth Watkins, CHASS Dean Daryle Williams, and I have just returned from a six-day goodwill delegation to South Korea to learn of the fatal tragedy in central Seoul. We are deeply saddened by the news of the many fatalities, and mourn with the families and friends of those who have lost their lives or suffered injuries. The reports that...

By Marko Princevac |