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CFA Headlines • January 27, 2016

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CFA makes CSU Trustees, Chancellor ‘See Red’ with union song

Chancellor White and CSU Trustees got an earful as CFA members and staff sang the famous union song “Which side are you on?” during the board meeting Tuesday. 

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CSU sustainability plan would harm, not help

A “sustainability” plan focused on increasing reliance on private funding and tuition hikes drew fire from faculty and students when it was presented to the CSU Trustees’ during Tuesday’s meeting in Long Beach.

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CFA honors legislators striving to improve, protect quality higher education in California

Three legislators who have led efforts to improve the California State University system and protect quality higher education statewide were honored by CFA during an open house at union headquarters on Monday, January 25.

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Long Beach faculty pepper Chancellor White with questions during campus visit

Innovation at Cal State Long Beach may have been the intended focus of Chancellor Tim White’s visit to the campus last week, but red-clad CFA members questioned him about lack of faculty raises, tuition affordability, money spent on administration, and the $100 million additional state funding the CSU was allocated in Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget.

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California AAUP to host conference highlighting the battle for quality higher education

California AAUP is inviting faculty to join them for its annual meeting, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20 at San Diego State

Rudy Fichtenbaum, President of the American Association of University Professors will be speaking on “Neoliberalism, Corporation and Crisis in Higher Education.”

The one-day conference features four workshops, which will delve into current issues in higher education, including faculty governance, developing strong AAUP chapters, and the struggle for equity for adjunct faculty. 

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers and Canceled Classes

Here’s a timely tip for Lecturers who may be assigned to a class that gets canceled in the first few weeks of the term. (From Article 12.5)

“… If a class is canceled prior to the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall be paid the portion of the term worked prior to the cancellation. If a class is canceled after the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall either be paid for the remaining portion of the class assignment or provided an alternate work assignment…”

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Links of the Week

Tuition hikes aren’t automatic
Orange County Register
Authors of a financial plan for California State University insisted Tuesday that it does not call for automatic tuition increases, although it had been widely interpreted to mean just that.

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