CFA HEADLINES • January 22, 2020


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CFA to Announce Contract Bargaining Themes

The first phase in CFA’s 2020 contract negotiations starts next week.  At the January 28-29 CSU Board of Trustees meeting, members of the CFA Bargaining Team will “sunshine” CFA’s proposals. Our current collective bargaining agreement expires June 30.


Legislature Looks to Stop CSU Policy on Admissions

Three Assembly members introduced legislation that would require greater transparency and coordination between k-12 education and higher education when the CSU or UC proposes changes to student admission eligibility.


CFA-Sponsored Ethnic Studies Bill Up for Important Vote

AB 1460, which would require students complete a course on ethnic studies to graduate across the CSU, is set to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week.


In Other News …

COMING SOON: CFA EQUITY CONFERENCE: Registration will soon open for the 2020 Equity Conference, titled Connecting for Co-Liberation.  The conference will be held February 28 and 29 in Manhattan Beach.  The keynote speaker is Safiya Umoja Noble, author of “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.” CFA’s ninth Equity Conference will merge notions of belonging and bridging and of redefining difference as a source of power as we connect for co-liberation.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Writing Rebuttals to Evaluations

By now many campuses are well into their evaluation cycles.

The Faculty Contract provision below applies to all faculty undergoing any form of evaluation, but it is especially timely for probationary faculty applying for tenure or any faculty member up for promotion. 

Contract Article15.5 provides that: 


Links of the Week

Gov. Gavin Newsom opposes UC tuition increase as ‘unwarranted’ and ‘bad for students,’ UC holds off on decision
LA Times
Gov. Gavin Newsom opposes any tuition increase for University of California students this fall, weighing in Tuesday on a controversial proposal that the Board of Regents is set to discuss this week.