RE: Call for Nominations to the Academic Advisory Board of the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement
I write to solicit nominations for a campus representative to the Academic Advisory Board of the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, to be submitted directly to my office.
The call for nominations has been issued from the UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Below is information provided by the Center describing its mission, in addition to the purpose and function of the Academic Advisory Board:
“UC's National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, founded in 2017, is committed to exploring how the fundamental democratic and academic principles of free speech and civic engagement should enrich the discovery and transmission of knowledge in America' s colleges and universities. It is also dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of students is prepared to understand, defend and advance these values. As part of its mission, the Center sponsors fellowships in order to explore cutting- edge constitutional, sociological, and political issues relevant to free expression and civil discourse.
An integral part of the Center will be an Academic Advisory Board. This Board will be comprised of at least one member from each UC campus representing a diversity of disciplines such as political science, education, psychology, law, public policy, sociology, history or statistics. Appointments to the Board may be for up to 3 years.
This Board will meet in person at least twice yearly. The Board will advise the Center on its research and other efforts. It also will participate in the annual selection of fellows.
We would be grateful if you could disseminate this request to your faculty and academic leaders across your campuses in order to generate nominations to the Academic Advisory Board. Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Nominations should include a one-page statement of qualifications and interest.”
Michael S. Levine
Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel
Source: Email circulated today.