CFA Headlines • August 29, 2018

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Need for increased student mental health services reverberates throughout CSU

Dr. La Tanya Skiffer spends four hours a week in advising sessions with her students at CSU Dominguez Hills. Intermingled with discussions about course work for her criminology courses, Skiffer learns about their lives.


CFA Chapters kick off election season with Political Action Week

CFA chapters throughout the state are kicking off the 2018 academic term with a week of activities to encourage faculty participation in helping elect pro-union, pro-public higher education candidates.

From phone banking to hall walking, CFA members hope to focus excitement about this year’s high stakes election on getting CFA-endorsed candidates elected. Click here to connect with your chapter and to learn more.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: 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.


In Other News

RISE AND SHINE: Faculty in Northern California are encouraged to meet up in San Francisco on Sept. 8 to participate in the Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice. CFA activists and other labor groups will be meeting at 10 am on Steuart Street behind the youth contingent right off Market Street by the Embarcadero. Labor groups will be led by the ILWU Drill Team and the Crucible Fire Truck from Firefighters Local 798.

“This is a chance to get out in the streets for something we all care about. It’s also an opportunity to have fun, organize, and connect with other labor unions and social and environmental justice organizations,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan.


Links of the Week

Unsolved Hate: Filmmaker follows David Josiah Lawson murder case
KHSU (Humboldt State)