CFA Headlines ∙ March 25, 2014

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Welcome to our 100-Day Contract Countdown

On your mark … get set … let’s get a new contract!

Sunday marked the launch of CFA’s 100-Day Contract Countdown. We’re counting down the days until our current faculty contract expires June 30, and marking the countdown in a number of ways.


CFA members, students bring the countdown to the CSU Trustees meeting

As a crowd of faculty and supporters looked on, six CFA members addressed the CSU Trustees this morning to explain why a fair contract is important not only to themselves and their families but also to the quality of the education their students get.


There’s an App for that!
The CFA app

Download the CFA app by opening the web browser on your smartphone and typing in www.calfac.org/m


Hearing at San Jose State focused on recent hate crimes

The recent racial hate crimes at San Jose State, the administration’s communication and the campus’ effort to create a safe environment were the focus of an Assembly committee meeting held at the university on March 21.

Assembly Members Tom Ammiano, Nora Campos, Paul Fong, and Philip Ting attended the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate hearing, which was chaired by Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Who owns my electronic & online course materials?

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

FACULTY RIGHTS TIP:  Who owns my electronic & online course materials?

These days many faculty members create electronic and online content for their courses.  These materials are usually placed on the web in a variety of ways, often in course management systems like BlackboardTM. Occasionally there are misconceptions about who actually owns these materials once they’re placed online.


Links of the Week

Coursera hires former Yale president as CEO

MOOC provider Coursera announced that it hired Richard C. Levin, who served as president of Yale for 20 years, as it’s new CEO. —The Chronicle of Higher Education

Student loans growing faster than any other debt