CFA Headlines • January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! Greetings to faculty back on campus this week at Bakersfield, East Bay, Los Angeles, Pomona, and San Luis Obispo.

Headlines to include


2014-2017 Faculty Contract available as a PDF

The complete text of the 2014-2017 Faculty Contract between CFA and CSU management is now posted as a PDF on the CFA web site.  Please note: It’s a large file.

More info about the contract can be found on the 2014-2017 Faculty Contract web page. Among the items—a tool to estimate your salary increase and an FAQ answering many of your most pressing questions about the contract.


Gov to release 2015/16 Budget Plan

January 5, 2015 — Gov. Jerry Brown gave his State of the State address this week, an event that leads up to the presentation of his 2015/16 budget plan for the state, which includes his plan to fund the CSU.


California Higher Ed Unions join in call for more funding

In mid-December a new collaboration of unions that represent employees in the CSU, UC and California Community Colleges released a letter addressed to Gov. Brown calling on him to up the funding he intends to propose for public higher education.


CSU Chancellor to give “State of the CSU” on Jan 27

January 2015—At the CSU Trustees meeting coming up on January 27, CSU Chancellor Tim White will present his “State of the CSU” address.

In prelude, he has done short interviews on KFBK radio and Capitol Public Radio


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Definitions Are Important

Article 2 of our Faculty Contract specifically defines certain terms used throughout the agreement.

For instance, a “day” is defined as a calendar day and the definition goes on to describe how to compute a day and how to deal with holidays. 

“Department” is defined as the faculty unit employees within an academic department or other equivalent administrative unit, and the “President” is defined as the chief executive officer of a University or college or his/her designee.


John Hess honored with national award by New Faculty Majority

Retired CFA Lecturer leader and organizer John Hess has been honored with New Faculty Majority’s national Steve Street Award

The NFM awards committee writes it chose John because “the depth and breadth of John’s work, carried out tirelessly across decades, merits recognition not only because of its quality and courage, but also because it is fitting for us to recognize those who have made this movement possible.”


Links of the Week • January 7, 2015

TUSD’s culturally relevant classes allegedly violate state law
Tucson Unified School District was given a notice of noncompliance by the Arizona Department of Education after one or more of TUSD’s culturally relevant classes allegedly violated state law.