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CFA HEADLINES: Equity Week Recap, CFA Sponsors More Legislation, & Faculty Rights Tip on Intellectual Property

 

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Equity Week Calls for Reckoning with America’s Violence and Racism

More than 500 faculty and students attended last week’s virtual 2021 Equity Conference, learning how we can connect for co-liberation. Though speakers presented on a variety of topics, most touched on our need to reckon with America’s violence against Blacks and the country’s systems of racism, sexism, and trans- and LGBTQIA-phobia before we can heal and solve these challenges.

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CFA Backs Anti-Racism and Social Justice Bills

Last week, we reviewed bills that protect and strengthen higher education and enhance student access.

Throughout the coming weeks, CFA will introduce members to various proposed legislation that CFA either supports or is closely watching. These bills received input from chapters, were recommended by CFA’s Political Action and Legislative Committee, and were ultimately approved by the CFA Board of Directors.

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In Other News…

CFA TO HOST RETIREMENT WEBINAR April 15 & 16: Have questions about the three CalPERS pension tiers? Medical and dental benefits for life? Best time to begin drawing Social Security? Six different retirement options? Medicare? CFA has you covered.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Intellectual Property Rights and Online Course Materials

With campuses remaining in an emergency context this Spring in response to COVID-19, many faculty members are teaching online, “virtually,” or though self-directed study. Taking on this work may not always be possible, but when it is, some faculty are concerned about their intellectual property rights as we share our work electronically and in online, electronic platforms. 

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Links of the Week

UC, Cal State Police Much Less Diverse than the Students They Serve
CalMatters
California’s public universities are among the most racially diverse in the nation, but campus police departments don’t reflect that diversity.