CFA Headlines • January 25, 2017

Headlines to include


CFA to Gov. Brown: Student access to Higher Education means more funding, too

CFA is always heartened when a governor says that adhering to state law to protect student access to higher education is important.


Red pen time: CFA president corrects Sac Bee on tuition hikes

CFA President Jennifer Eagan tackled a Sac Bee editorial calling for higher CSU and UC tuition with her own opinion article that appeared on Sunday, Jan. 22.


‘The $48 Fix’ says tuition-free Higher Education is possible

Just two weeks after CFA laid out the urgent need to correct the sharp decline in the state’s per-student funding to the CSU as the student body has become more diverse, a group of academics have released “The $48 Fix.”

This new study that shows that tuition-free public higher education in California is “entirely possible” and would cost the median taxpaying family about $48.


CSU students preparing for CSU Trustees meeting next week

Students for Quality Education have a message for the CSU Trustees next week (Jan 31 and Feb 1)—“The more we pay, the longer we stay.”


CFA members join millions in historic Women’s Marches

CFA members were on the march last weekend, participating in Women’s Marches in Washington DC and throughout California.


Unions, educators act to oppose Education, Labor cabinet picks

The U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has delayed a vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary to Jan. 31 at 10 am—a week later than originally planned.


Faculty Rights Tip: 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 • January 25, 2017

America’s Great Working-Class Colleges
The New York Times:
Dozens of colleges are vaulting thousands of low-income students into the middle class and beyond, and yet are being starved of funding. Among them are Cal State LA, Cal Poly Pomona and many other CSU campuses.