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Please Note: Following this week’s edition, CFA Headlines will be put on its annual summer hiatus. Please watch for ‘Special Headlines’ and ‘Action Alerts,’ which will be distributed as needed throughout the summer.
As the constitutional deadline to pass a state budget nears, Governor Jerry Brown will resume negotiations with legislators this week.
Republicans are again demanding a hard-and-fast spending cap as well as nebulously termed “regulatory reform” and “pension reform” in exchange for their eventual support of Brown’s proposal to extend billions of dollars of taxes.
While nothing is certain in the state budget process – as CSU faculty know all too well – it is likely that negotiations will intensify in the coming weeks.
Please watch for important updates from CFA over the summer as action may be needed from faculty to protect CSU funding.
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA invites faculty to a State Policy Briefing on “The CSU Crisis and California’s Future.”
The event will take place Wednesday, June 15 from 1:30-3 pm at the UC Center in Sacramento, 1130 K Street.
At this event, leading scholars present research findings on a series of reports designed to analyze the impact of fiscal cutbacks on opportunity for higher education in the California State University system.
Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “CSU BRIEF” as the subject line.
Over the weekend the Los Angeles Times joined the ever-growing parade of supporters for Senate Bill (SB) 8.
SB 8 – which is authored by State Senator Leland Yee and co-sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association along with CFA – would shed light on the dealings of campus auxiliary organizations and foundations like the troubled foundations at Sonoma State and CSU Stanislaus.
California lags in college degrees for Hispanics – Eighteen California State University campuses and eight University of California schools made it onto the Top 100 list of colleges for the number of degrees awarded to Hispanic students. But despite those numbers, California falters nationally when it comes to the percentage of college degrees awarded.
– Top Ed
How to Regulate For-Profit Colleges – For-profit colleges and vocational schools have been accused in recent years of encouraging students to earn credentials that do not increase earning potential enough to justify their student loan debt. – New York Times
Study: Student demographics, loan repayment largely unrelated – The U.S. Department of Education last week released revised regulations on “gainful employment” – rules designed to hold for-profit colleges and some vocational programs at nonprofit universities accountable for their students’ debt levels and employability. – California Watch