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CFA HEADLINES • April 8, 2020

 

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COVID-19: Solidarity with Our API Communities

As COVID-19 dominates our lives, some misguided Americans have taken it upon themselves to harass and assault people appearing to be of Asian descent. 

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The Racial Disparity of COVID-19

Coronavirus began ravaging the world since before the turn of the calendar year. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have contracted the virus – and as of Wednesday afternoon, killing more than 14,000 in our country.

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CFA Moved a Major Statewide Meeting Virtual to Get Work Done

Twice a year, CFA assembles for a statewide meeting of its officers, committees, and caucuses. But 2020 is unlike most years.

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In Other News…

UNEMPLOYMENT WEBINARS COMING SOON:  In light of California’s shelter-at-home orders, CFA is moving its Unemployment Insurance workshop to the web.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Tenure and Promotion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the coming years, faculty members will be applying for tenure and promotion after serving as faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s possible that the COVID-19 crisis will limit faculty members’ abilities to teach as effectively, complete as normative forms of expected research, and perform familiar forms of university service.  It is conceivable that student evaluations of teaching will, on average, decline, conference presentations may be cancelled, and research opportunities may be limited during this period of social distancing. 

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Links of the Week

Under Cover of Pandemic, Trump’s NLRB Moves to Make Unionizing ‘Nearly Impossible for Workers’
Common Dreams

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