CFA Headlines • April 24, 2019

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CFA bills on ethnic studies requirement, CSU good governance move to next committees

Two of CFA’s sponsored bills passed out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education on Tuesday afternoon. Both bills, AB 1460 and AB 930, passed with 9-1 votes and will be heard next in the Appropriations Committee.


CFA Unity Campaign continues

Tabling for Unity Week at CSU Fresno

Across the CSU system, faculty are invited to participate in Unity events, focusing on the shared interests and combined power that all faculty gain when we join together in solidarity. The statewide Unity Campaign, which kicked off on April 22 and will run through May 3, highlights activities that emphasize the ways Lecturer and tenure line faculty work and interests are interconnected.

Hall walking on the Chico campus


Continuing the conversation on cultural taxation

Cultural taxation is the burden placed on ethnic minority faculty in carrying out their responsibility for service to the university.


Faculty Rights Tip: Who owns my electronic materials?

These days many faculty members create electronic or online content for their courses. These materials are usually placed on the web in a variety of ways, often in course management systems like Blackboard or iLearn.

Occasionally there are misunderstandings about who actually owns these materials once they’re placed online.


In Other News …

USE OF LETHAL FORCE BILLS:  On Tuesday, the Senate Public Safety Committee heard hours of testimony opposing SB 230, which is sponsored by the police and promoted as a more law-enforcement friendly option to AB 392 (Weber). The author, Sen. Caballero, took major amendments that removed all language regarding the use of force standard in California. As a result, the bill now focuses solely on training requirements – including implicit bias training – for the police.


Links of the Week

‘An audio gathering ground’ is slashed: The purge of a public radio station
The Sacramento Bee
Dramatic funding cuts, staff firings and the sudden clear-out last week of KHSU-FM, Humboldt State University’s popular public radio station, have outraged North Coast listeners and lawmakers who are demanding to know what has happened to a community institution.