December 7, 1966
UNIVERSITY-WIDE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS:
The following wire was sent today to all Chancellors. The text of The Regents' statement will appear in the next issue of the University Bulletin.
"To all Chancellors: The following is the official text of the policy adopted by The Board of Regents at its meeting of December 6, 1966. All personnel should be advised of this policy as soon as possible. Chancellors are responsible for establishing procedures to implement the terms and requirements of the policy in accordance with the Standing Orders and other established policies and procedures and assigned authority. The policy statement is a follows:
'The Regents support the recent actions by Chancellor Heyns and his administrative staff to maintain order and deal with disruptive activities by students, faculty, employees and outsiders on the Berkeley campus.
'While The Regents regret the necessity for the use of external police on the campus, they reject the view that a campus should be a haven for unlawful conduct. They oppose the participation of outsiders rho instigate and direct violation of University rules, and direct the administration to take continuous action to prevent their interference with campus activities.
'The Regents support all necessary action to preserve order on all campuses of the University.
'The Regents are deeply concerned over the reported refusal by certain members of the University teaching staff to meet their classes, in disregard of their duties to their students and to the University. They regard such actions as inimical to the automony of the University, to the academic freedom of members of the University community, and to the ethics of the educational profession. Moreover, The Regents are advised that strikes by University staff members are unlawful.
'Therefore, The Board of Regents declares that it is its firm policy, effective as of today, that University personnel, including all levels of faculty and teaching assistants, who participate in any strike or otherwise fail to meet their assigned duties in an effort to disrupt University administration, teaching, or research, will thereby be subject to termination of their employment relationship with the University, denial of re-employment, or the imposition of other appropriate sanction.'
(signed) Clark Kerr"