CFA HEADLINES • May 13, 2020


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Most Courses, Programs Will Be Virtual in Fall Due to COVID-19 Safety Concerns

At Tuesday’s CSU Board of Trustees meeting, Chancellor Timothy P. White announced plans for campuses to provide most instruction and support program via virtual modalities for the Fall 2020 term.


CFA Activists Join Students, Community Members in Opposing Watered Down Ethnic Studies Proposal

Chancellor White’s statement on going virtual for Fall 2020 wasn’t the only weighty topic discussed at Tuesday’s CSU Board of Trustees meeting. 


CFA-Sponsored Educational Video Details COVID-19-Related Discrimination Against API Communities

As CFA spends May honoring our Asian and Pacific Islander members’ contributions to academia, their communities, and union solidarity, the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month takes on a new significance during the COVID-19 crisis.


In Other News…

SECOND CFA RETIREMENT TOWN HALL MAY 19: Due to high demand, CFA is offering a second retirement town hall. Anyone nearing retirement, or seriously considering it, is invited to a Preparing for Retirement Virtual Town Hall webinar May 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. It’s an opportunity to get virtually all of your questions answered about retirement from CalPERS, Social Security, enrollment in Medicare, buying back service credit, and more. The town hall will be presented by Jonathan Karpf, retired CFA activist and benefits expert.  Register here.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: June Deadlines for Notification of Tenure and/or Promotion

Under Article 13: Tenure in our Collective Bargaining Agreement, June 1 is the contractual deadline for local campus administrators to notify probationary faculty of the final decision regarding retention, appointment with tenure, or appointment to a final terminal year. 


Links of the Week

California State University, Nation’s Largest 4-Year System, to Teach Remotely in Fall
The Washington Post
“We’re glad to finally have an announcement from the chancellor,” Charles Toombs, president of the California Faculty Association and a professor of Africana studies at San Diego State. While faculty appreciate White’s push for cohesive advance planning, Toombs said, “we hope we learn from mistakes that were made during the spring term. We expect to see faculty participation every step of the way.”