CFA Headlines • April 26, 2017

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CSU needs, deserves $325 million in additional investment from state

Californians deserve a better-funded “People’s University.”

That’s the core of a message today from CFA President Jennifer Eagan to Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, who chairs the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. The subcommittee will meet at 4 pm today to discuss funding for the CSU in the state’s 2017-18 budget.


Bargaining meetings coming to several campuses this week

Faculty are learning more about what’s at stake in the next contract during CFA bargaining meetings on every CSU campus.

This week, meetings are scheduled at Channel Islands, Long Beach, Northridge, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Marcos. Click here for times and locations of meetings.


Tuition freeze legislation needs your support

While lawmakers continue to discuss funding for the CSU in the coming days and weeks, now more than ever, is the time to let them know that you support a bill that could preserve the system’s affordability and accessibility.

AB 393, authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, would freeze tuition and mandatory system-wide fees in the CSU and California Community Colleges through the 2019-20 academic year.


CFA to OC Register: We all need to commit to ‘Due Process’

CFA leaders have a stern rebuke for an Orange County Register opinion article that attempted to pass judgment on a Cal State Fullerton faculty member who is facing discipline from the Cal State Fullerton administration for events that took place at a campus protest.

In the meantime, OC Register columnist John Phillips penned a derisive, unfair, and arguably libelous opinion article calling for the faculty member’s dismissal and bolstering conjecture.


“Proud to be CFA!” Week unites faculty

Faculty showed their union pride last week during “Proud to be CFA!” events held on campuses throughout the state.

The weeklong flurry of activities demonstrated pride in CFA’s accomplishments and appreciation of the union’s engaged, active members.


Faculty, students March for Science

Faculty and students were among thousands protesting ‘alternative facts’ and marching in the name of footnotes and peer review during March for Science actions throughout California.


SF Chapter issues helpful “Know Your Rights” advice on campus

The San Francisco State campus is a little more colorful and a lot more informed thanks to an information effort launched by CFA Chapter leaders there.

The chapter took out a full-page ad in the Golden Gate Xpress campus newspaper listing immigration resources for faculty, students, staff, and neighbors. The ad also included a clip-and-carry card for wallets with advice from the National Immigration Law Center about what to do if stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


Congrats to newly-unionized SF Art Institute faculty

Adjunct professors at the San Francisco Art Institute recently ratified their first union contract, a three-year agreement that includes improvements in job security, faculty recruitment and retention, and fair salaries.


Faculty Rights Tip: Advice on audio/video recordings without faculty consent

Q: Can students legally record audio or video in my classroom without my consent?

A: You have the right to be free from unauthorized recordings in the classroom. Instructors may be required to allow for recordings if they are connected to disability accommodations. Such recordings are for the accommodated student’s personal use only and may not be distributed or used for non-course related purposes. If you have questions or concerns, contact the disability resources center on your campus.


Links of the Week

Tuition freeze bill moves through state Assembly committees
Golden Gate Xpress (San Francisco State)
The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020.