CFA Headlines • January 14, 2015

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Campus-based equity programs the focus of CFA meetings

A series of meetings are being held in northern and southern California this week, where CFA chapter presidents, leaders and staff are discussing campus-based equity programs and preparing for local efforts.

The programs, which could mean salary increases for CSU faculty, are intended to help correct salary inequities, such as inversion and compression, which have plagued the CSU system.


Gov. Brown’s budget shortchanges CSU

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to increase CSU funding by 4 percent falls short of the investment needed to maintain and bolster the state’s largest university system.

The CSU is slated to get $3.2 billion from the state in the 2015/16 fiscal year, which includes a $120 million increase. About $100 million more is needed just to keep the system afloat.


Chancellor White’s budget approach scrutinized

This week, CSU Chancellor Tim White’s approach to securing that additional funding was called into question by an editorial in The Sacramento Bee.

White’s softer approach was laid alongside UC President Janet Napolitano’s “Give us more money or the kids get it” budget tactic.


CFA Kickoff coming to SF Bay Area

It’s a new year, new quarter or semester and at CFA, time for our Spring Kickoff!

The kickoff, which brings together CFA leaders and members for a weekend highlighting upcoming legislative and bargaining work, will be held in Millbrae Feb. 6 and 7.

Topics to be discussed include the state budget and it’s impact on public higher education, proposed higher ed legislation and the reopener contract bargaining this spring between CFA and CSU management.


CFHE to hold 8th national conference in LA

Higher education reforms and their threat to access and quality will be among issues discussed at the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 8th National Gathering this weekend.

More than 100 educators, students and community leaders are scheduled to attend the conference will be held Jan. 16-18.

The conference will largely focus on privatization and its impacts on higher education, and include expert panelists from throughout the country.


CFA moves into new Sacramento home

We’ve moved!

CFA has officially moved into our new office at 1110 K Street in Sacramento. 


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Grievance Filing

Did you know that you have 42 days to file a grievance if you believe your workplace rights have been violated?

Article 10.4 allows you to file a grievance no later than 42 calendar days after the event giving rise to the grievance or 42 days after you knew or reasonably should have known of the event giving rise to the grievance.


Links of the Week

UC and Cal State hope for more funding than Brown offers

LA Times

After Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal was announced Friday, reaction from California’s public universities showed that much lobbying and political maneuvering is ahead to establish higher education spending levels for next year.

Free College plan evokes spirit of historic higher ed acts