CFA Headlines • May 15, 2019

Dear Reader: This is the last scheduled edition of CFA Headlines for Spring 2019. But have no fear—if there is CFA news to deliver, we will send a Special Headlines to our subscribers. We hope you have a great summer (which includes a 2.5% raise for all faculty on July 1!). CFA Headlines will resume in August 2019.

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Faculty, students’ advocacy pays off—Governor’s budget revise includes increased funding for CSU

Increased funding for the CSU continues to be part of the state budget proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom thanks to advocacy efforts by faculty, staff, students and the support of lawmakers who understand the need to reinvest in public higher education.


Bargaining News: Raises coming July 1, CFA defends Academic Freedom and Intellectual Property

CFA successfully defended faculty rights to academic freedom and intellectual property during recent negotiations with CSU management by rejecting proposals that would have diminished faculty speech and eliminated faculty control of their intellectual property.


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month yields opportunity to highlight perspectives, contributions of API community

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and faculty activists are engaging in events, honoring the achievements and contributions of their colleagues, and highlighting issues that continue to impact the API community.


Faculty Rights Tip: Summer Employment

Article 21 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement covers summer term employment for CSU faculty. Many faculty with semester, quarter, or academic-year appointments also will find summer employment in the CSU.

Summer employment can vary from campus to campus. It may take the form of state-funded year-round operations (including fee buy-down) or self-support for-credit programs offered through extension.


In Other News…

GRADUATION IN MEMORIAM: David Josiah Lawson was supposed to be walking across the stage on Saturday, May 18 to be awarded his diploma from Humboldt State. Instead, Charmaine Lawson will be symbolically receiving it on her son’s behalf.

David Josiah Lawson, a 19-year-old Criminology and Justice Studies major, was murdered at a party near campus in April 2017. His murder remains unsolved, despite a criminal grand jury investigation and continued demands for resolution from his family and the community, including CFA.


Links of the Week

There Is No Free Speech Crisis On Campus