CFA Headlines • April 30, 2014

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Bargaining Update: CFA submits salary proposal

On April 24th and 25th, the CFA Bargaining Team met with CSU administration in Sacramento and submitted a comprehensive salary proposal that attempts to both remediate terrible problems created by years of deprivation, while at the same time moving all of us forward toward economic recovery. 

The three-year proposal addresses all of the salary areas that CFA has identified as problematic, such as stagnation, progression, compression, inversion, equity, and lecturer range misclassification.


Tell Gov. Brown to #InvestinCSU

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and community supporters have sent messages asking Gov. Jerry Brown to invest critical funding in the CSU, but we need your participation as well!

5 percent increase of funding for the CSU as part of his 2014/15 state budget. After years of debilitating cuts, however, it’s not nearly enough. We are urging him to increase this amount.


CFA responds to Supreme Court ruling to uphold ban on using race in admissions to Michigan’s public universities

The U.S. Supreme Court has once again demonstrated how out of touch it is with the lived experiences of ordinary Americans, especially underrepresented ethnic minorities.


San Jose State students walk out over “success fees”

Nearly 100 San Jose State students staged a walkout April 29 to protest the rising cost of “student success” fees, the same day university President Mohammad Qayoumi said the administration – in consultation with student leaders – is developing plans to address student concerns.

Several students groups, including Students for Quality Education, along with faculty, began protesting midday, chanting and marching from the Event Center fountain to Tower Hall.


Participate in the 100-Day Contract Countdown

  • Check out faculty in online videos about the Countdown every day on calfac.org.
  • Download and hang a door sign; track the days until the current contract expires June 30.

Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: June Deadlines for Notification of Tenure and Promotion

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

FACULTY RIGHTS TIP:  June Deadlines for Notification of Tenure and Promotion


Links of the Week

California Higher Ed “unstable” according to report

Funding cuts, lack of a long-term, viable finance policy for higher ed and political indifference are having huge negative impacts on California’s public colleges and universities and those they serve, according to a new Penn GSE study analyzing the state’s higher ed system. —Penn GSE Institute for Research on Higher Education

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