CFA Headlines ∙ December 3, 2013

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Just in time for the holidays: Raises hit paychecks

Faculty members should notice a slight bump in take-home pay this week as General Salary Increases were scheduled to be included in Dec. 1 paychecks.

The amount, negotiated last summer between CFA and CSU management, is about $960 per year ($80 per month). It will be paid retroactively.


Hate crime prompts outrage, call for action

A recent hate crime at San Jose State that led to charges filed against three students has led to demonstrations on campus and is prompting calls for increasing student access to ethnic studies courses.


Federal government seeks input from contingent faculty

U.S. Rep George Miller and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats are seeking input from contingent faculty and instructors on working conditions at colleges and universities.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Unfair Labor Practice

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



CFA supports Wal-Mart workers

About 200 people, including CFA members, rallied in front of a Wal-Mart in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles as Black Friday shoppers crowded the store.

Protestors, Wal-Mart workers and community and church leaders call for better working conditions and higher pay for workers.


Same-Sex Marriage & Your Rights

Earlier this year, the U.S.


MOOCs a focus in the Advocate

The one-size-fits-all “solution” of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is the focal point of a story included in the November edition of the National Education Association’s Higher Ed Advocate.

The story, which includes perspective from Jonathan Karpf, Associate Vice President of Lecturers – North, looks at MOOCs through the lens of the Udacity experiment at San Jose State University.

Click here to read a PDF of the November edition.


Links of the week

Special election secures supermajority for Dems
Democrat Matt Dababneh narrowly won a Los Angeles-area special election, reinstating a supermajority for Assembly Democrats. — The Sacramento Bee