CFA Headlines • March 15, 2017

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High cost of college the focus of CFA resolution, new legislation package by CA Assembly Democrats

The soaring cost of higher education and crippling amounts of debt facing students garnered much attention this week as CFA passed a resolution calling for tuition-free access to the CSU and lawmakers proposed a legislation package aimed at reducing the financial burden for the state’s public college students.


Students, faculty plan to protest fee hikes next week at Board of Trustees

Students throughout the CSU are gearing up for action next week, when they’ll urge CSU Trustees to vote down a proposed tuition increase.


Myth: There’s plenty of financial aid

One of the most often repeated phrases we hear from those trying to defend the proposal to raise student fees is that “there’s plenty of financial aid.”

They couldn’t be more wrong.

Here’s the truth.

Fact: The cost of a college degree is much more than tuition. Cost of attendance also is books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses (no, not dry-cleaning). 


CFA welcomes new leaders at Spring Assembly

Delegates to CFA’s 85th Assembly elected a new panel of officers, members to the Board of Directors during the union’s meeting in San Diego on March 10-11.

The newly-elected Board, which includes officers, committee chairs, and council representatives, will serve a two-year term, from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2019.


CFA Activist Isidro Ortiz honored with national award

Isidro Ortiz, a Chicana and Chicano Studies Professor at San Diego State, was recently awarded the 2017 Davenport Award by the National Council for Higher Education of NEA.


Faculty Rights Tip: New and Improved Faculty Hearing Manual!

Last month, CFA (along with CSU administrators), updated the Faculty Hearing Manual. This guide is meant to aid faculty when they engage the statutory hearing process set out in Article 10.11 et seq.


Links of the Week

The high human costs of defunding state universities
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