CFA Headlines • March 8, 2017

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Proposed CSU Tuition Hike faces opposition

Students protested March 1 at CSU Long Beach, CSU Chico, San Jose State, and Humboldt State in opposition to the proposed 5% tuition increase.


Take Action: 3 things you can do to #FreeTheCSU

Students for Quality Education and  student groups across the CSU are saying: “CSU Trustees—Don’t vote on a tuition increase when you meet March 21-22.” Rather, work hard to get the state funding the CSU needs.

Those who want to #FreeTheCSU can do three things:


Myth: “Tuition increase is insignificant; just work another hour a week”—Not!

Last week CFA Headlines busted the mythical claim that tuition has not gone up in five years.  Of course it has, but it was cleverly called “fees” to confuse the gullible.

This week let’s tackle the fallacy of size, that is, how much does another hour of work weigh on students.


SEIU-CA speaks out about latest “travel ban” Executive Order

The Service Employees International Union California released the following statement from Riko Mendez, SEIU 521 Chief Elected Officer, on the Executive Order released by the White House on Monday, March 6, 2017: 

“No amount of dishonest spin can hide the flawed, inhumane and un-American policy of this Executive Order: it continues to shut the door on families fleeing unspeakable violence and oppression and to apply racial and religious bias to those born in Muslim countries.


AAUP co-hosts March for Science, April 22
Proposed cuts to science affect CSU

“The March for Science began unceremoniously on January 25,” explains The Atlantic, “with vague ambitions, a hastily designed logo, and a Facebook page inspired by a throwaway Reddit comment. Six weeks later, and it has blossomed into a huge movement.


Everything you need to know about Range Elevation

The CFA Lecturer’s Council web page has just been updated with Range Elevation resources to help Lecturers get the most out of the faculty contract.


Faculty Rights Tip: A word or two about reprimands

Article 18 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement covers reprimands. Here are some important things to know about reprimands:


Links of the Week • March 8, 2017

TRAVEL-BANNED: One Iranian Humboldt State University Student’s Crazy Odyssey to Get Back to the States and Finish the School Year
Lost Coast Outpost
“I’m not a bad student, and the professors really helped me,” Maleki said.