CFA Headlines • February 15, 2017

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Did You Know: Cost to attend CSU has increased 923% in 30 years!

It’s common knowledge that the cost of college tuition and fees often leaves empty pockets in its wake, but did you know the average cost of attending the CSU has risen $6,149 since 1985? Back then, tuition and fees were only $666 per year.


Help for displaced faculty, students in Nor Cal

With faculty and students among those impacted by the Oroville Dam evacuations, it’s important to note that there are resources and support available.


CFA to host briefing on equity in California public higher education

CFA will be holding a briefing Thursday, Feb. 23 at the State Capitol on trends within the CSU and the future of public higher education in California.

The forum, “Equity in California Higher Education: Where We Were, Where We Are, and a Pathway to Free Higher Education,” is open to lawmakers and their staff, as well as faculty and students. The briefing will be held at 1:30 pm in Room 444 at the Capitol.


CFHE gets new look online

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE) unveiled a new look this week thanks to a redesigned and updated website.


Resist Update: Trump Administration nominees, actions draw ire from organized Labor

Faculty, students, and our Labor sisters and brothers are continuing to push against the Trump Administration and the divisive agenda it attempts to press on our country.


Ithaca College faculty trying to secure contract, need our support

Contingent faculty at Ithaca College in New York have been working on securing a contract for more than a year, and are now asking for support in persuading administrators there settle terms.


Save the date: 2017 CFA Lobby Days coming April 4-5

Mark your calendar CFA activists—CFA will be holding our 2017 Lobby Day activities and meetings April 4-5 in Sacramento.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Free speech for faculty in the CSU

The right to free speech is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. It’s also guaranteed in Article 1 of the California Constitution. Moreover, faculty enjoy Academic Freedom to express ourselves in our work both on and off campus.   


Links of the Week

Congress to vote on Secure Choice, California’s retirement savings program for low-income workers
San Jose Mercury News
A state program to help millions of Californians save for retirement could hit a roadblock this week if the U.S. House of Representatives votes to keep states from setting up individual plans for those who don’t have access to 401(k)-type benefits through their jobs.