What is CUCEA?
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- The Council of University of California Emeriti Associations (CUCEA)
is a consortium of the Emeriti Associations of nine University of
California campuses, Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego,
Riverside, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Our tenth
campus, Merced, will of course become part of CUCEA as the numbers of
emeriti grow and a campus emeriti association is formed.
- The Council of University of California Emeriti Associations (CUCEA) was
officially constituted on October 29, 1987 at a meeting held at Berkeley
of representatives of the emeriti associations of all (nine at that
time) of the University's campuses. This meeting was the culmination of
a twenty-year period of development that began with the formation of the
UCLA Emeriti Association in 1967 and continued through the gradual
establishment of parallel associations on the other eight campuses.
- The Council operates on an academic year basis, meeting twice
a year in October and April - generally alternating the place of meeting
between a northern and a southern campus.
- Since its founding in
1987, the Council of University of California Emeriti Associations
(CUCEA) has fostered close and mutually supportive relations among its
member campus-based associations as well as with all levels of the
University's governance. Acting statewide on behalf of the welfare and
status of UC emeriti, it presses for the protection, improvement and
extension of a broad spectrum of benefits, such as good and affordable
health care options, appropriate cost-of-living adjustments and enhanced
academic privileges. A more detailed list of issues of concern to CUCEA
can be found in the Archives section.