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Chapter Information
CFA Field Representative: Terri Prall
Click here for Executive Board

Address
5048 N. Jackson Avenue M/S UM 106
Lab School, Room 158
Fresno, CA 93740-8022
(559) 278-4821 Phone

Become a CFA Member SPRING 2024 EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

FEBRUARY 2024

TA Presentation & Discussion (virtual via zoom)

Wednesday, February 7th – 4-5pm OR 5-6pm REGISTER HERE

Workshop – Lecturer Know Your Rights

Friday, February 9th – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm REGISTER HERE

Workshop – Lecturer Range Elevation – invite only workshop

Monday, February 12, 2024 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm REGISTER HERE

Workshop – Lecturer 3 Year Evaluation – invite only workshop

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm REGISTER HERE

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS – questions related to tentative agreement

View schedule here

MARCH 2024

APRIL 2024

Executive Board

Executive Board

Below is the Chapter roles of each of the CFA Fresno Executive Board, their department and contact information.

John Beynon

chapter President
English
John Beynon Fresno Chapter President

Andrew Jones

chapter vice president
Sociology – Sabbatical Spring 2024
Andrew Jones - Fresno Chapter Exec Board member

Loretta Kensinger

chapter secretary
Women’s Studies

William Arce

chapter treasurer
English
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Department Representatives

Department Representatives

Become a Department Representative

CFA Department Representatives are the eyes and ears of CFA for their campus department.

They are responsible for letting their colleagues know what is happening in CFA with regard to bargaining, faculty rights, the state budget and other issues. 

At the same time, Department Representatives let their chapter leadership know what issues are cropping up in departments. Department Representatives typically meet three times per semester.  Occasionally, representatives are invited to report out to the chapter during their Executive Board meetings to ensure the campus-based leadership can assist with dealing with concerns.

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Faculty Rights Advocates

Faculty Rights Advocates

CFA Fresno Chapter Faculty Rights Team

Paula Durette – Chair

Tomaro Scadding – Co-Chair

Terri Prall – CFA Staff

We are your faculty rights team and we are available to assist you with:

ADVICE – you can call or email us to get advice OR we can schedule an in person or virtual meeting with you to discuss your concerns. (If emailing us regarding an issue or concern that you wish to keep confidential, please use a non-csu email address)

  • How to address concerns or issues informally, when possible
  • Your contractual rights under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between CFA and CSU
  • How to write effective rebuttals: evaluations, retention/tenure/promotion, reprimands
  • How to file a grievance, if necessary, the process and what to expect
  • Lecturer faculty appointment & entitlement rights
  • Leaves: paid, unpaid, FMLA rights & what makes the most sense for your individual situation

REPRESENTATION – Contact us & we will assist you in scheduling a time that we can be there with you to provide representation

  • If you are called in for a meeting with administrator(s)
  • If you receive a notice of investigation
  • If you file a grievance – we will provide representation at the level I meeting with administration
  • If you are experiencing discrimination, retaliation or harassment based on your protected classification we can help you navigate the grievance process, represent you in the CSU discrimination investigation process and provide additional resources to assist you

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS – at least one of the Faculty rights advocates attends every campus meeting or event. Feel free to check in with us to schedule an individual meeting or ask advice. We are here to ensure that the rights provided by our contract are upheld and to help you navigate the process of enforcing those rights.

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