CFA Headlines • January 10, 2018

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CFA tells Gov. Brown, lawmakers: All qualified students deserve a seat!

Faculty and students transformed into informative docents today as CFA hosted a pop-up art installation on the North lawn of the State Capitol to symbolize the increasing lack of access to the CSU and quality public higher education.


CSU Trustees, White held accountable for inadequate funding request

CFA blasted Chancellor Tim White and CSU Trustees last week for sending a budget request to Gov. Brown that fell short of the adequate funding the CSU needs to serve students.

In an open letter, CFA calls on the CSU administration to fight harder to keep the CSU public and open to all qualified students, and make good on the promise made by California’s Master Plan for Higher Education.


Radio Free CSU: Listen to second podcast, learn about CFA centering anti-racism as part of its mission

CFA’s podcast, Radio Free CSU, is continuing to gain momentum, and the second episode of the inaugural series, “Stronger Together” provides an inspirational look at why the union has intentionally centered anti-racism as part of its mission.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers & work assignment during the year (12.29b)

At the beginning of each new term during the academic year the teaching assignments for Lecturers are often in flux until the last minute. It can be a challenging time for both Lecturers and department chairs.


In Other News…

ICYMI: CFA activists also were busy last month at the State Capitol, testifying during an Senate Select Committee hearing focused on remedial education. During the hearing, legislators appeared to agree that remedial education needs to be reformed, but the real issue is the timing of it. Faculty, including Sarah Beeby, an Assistant Professor at Cal State LA, cautioned lawmakers that Executive Order 1110—which would eliminate placement tests and remedial English and Math courses in the CSU—imposes an unrealistic timeline. The order also created a policy and timeline that failed to include faculty input.


Links of the Week

California State University maxes out, turns away more students than ever
San Francisco Chronicle
California State University turned away more qualified applicants than ever last year — one in 10 students, or 31,000 people— even though the state’s Master Plan for Higher Education says they should be admitted.