Headline - Special Edition

College faculty across U.S. launch national Campaign for the Future of Higher Education

Editor’s Note: There will not be an edition of “CFA Headlines” next Tuesday, May 17, due to the Launch of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education. Headlines will resume regular publication on May 24.

Attend a “Watch Party” on your campus or watch the Webcast live at: www.visualwebcaster.com/CFHE

CFA invites faculty, students and other members of the higher education community to join with the union and participate in the historic launch of the “Campaign for the Future of Higher Education.”

We can’t all be in Washington DC on May 17, but we can all watch the news conference live over the internet.

The first 20 minutes of the webcast will be a normal news conference, including questions from reporters present at the National Press Club.

During the next 40 minutes, faculty organization leaders from various states will talk directly to us on the campuses. They will cover the principles of the campaign, share concerns, describe strategies, offer support, and inspire action.

You and the people at your Watching Party will be able to submit questions to them via text message.

You also will be able to share your thoughts about the campaign via Twitter.

Watching parties on CSU Campuses

(All watch parties begin at 10 am, except where otherwise noted)

Bakersfield, Stockdale Room
Dominguez Hills, Loker Student Union
East Bay, Library, Biella Room
Fullerton, Academic Senate Chambers
Humboldt State University, Nelson Hall 106, 9:45 am Brunch
Los Angeles, Location to be announced
Long Beach, Anatol Center
Northridge, Sierra Hall Room 108
Sacramento State, University Union, Walnut Room
San Bernardino, Pine Room, Lower Commons
San Diego State University, Faculty Staff Club
San Francisco State University, HSS 306
San Jose State University, Ohlone Room, 9:45 am Brunch
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Building 14
San Marcos, Markstein Room 104
Sonoma State University, Schulz 1121
CSU Stanislaus, Faculty Development Center

Key Details

  • Date: Tuesday, May 17
  • Start Time: 1 pm Eastern, Noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific
  • Duration: One hour
  • Place: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
  • Webcast: www.visualwebcaster.com/CFHE
  • Text questions during the news conference to: 916‐281‐8785
  • Twitter hashtag: #cfhelaunch

About the Campaign

For those who are unfamiliar with the campaign, here is some background.

On Tuesday, May 17 – which is also the 57th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education (1954) – campus faculty leaders from across the country will launch a bold new initiative to fight back against inequities in and the rapid paring back of access to higher education.

The campaign initiators, which include faculty organizations in more than 20 states, find that on our current course, our nation is rapidly going back to a time when quality education was not available to all Americans.

They will call on all those who teach and guide students in the nation’s higher education systems to speak out about bad policies and funding decisions that are wreaking havoc on students, on our nation’s economic viability and on our democracy.

Faculty leaders from California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania will take to the National Press Club May 17 at 1 pm ET — and in many more states on at least 30 campuses via live webcast — to announce and explain the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education.

They believe this campaign to assert better policies based on real experience in actual classrooms is essential to ensure the quality education we need to get our country back on track.

Learn about the campaign by going to: www.futureofhighered.org/

Watch the Webcast live at: www.visualwebcaster.com/CFHE
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