CFA Headlines • May 21, 2014

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Assembly allocates additional funding for CSU

The state Assembly today approved allocating $100 million more to the CSU budget than what was proposed in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 state budget.


40 Days in Contract Countdown: Hear what colleagues are saying

Even as the CSU Trustees’ Committee on Collective Bargaining met yesterday, the countdown continues until the current faculty contract expires on June 30.

A wide range of faculty members on all 23 campuses have been sharing their thoughts about the faculty contract in videos you can view on the CFA web site.

Watch for a new video every day through June 30 and learn about the issues in our contract from our own colleagues.


CFA calls for wage justice at CSU Trustees meeting

MAY 2014—CFA members addressed the CSU Trustees on Tuesday about the difficult problems in the CSU system’s faculty salary structure. These include inversion affecting many tenure-track faculty, compression affecting faculty at the top of their respective pay categories and misclassification affecting many lecturers across the CSU.

Doris Namala, a lecturer at CSU Dominguez Hills, told trustees that she found out over a year ago that she was classified into the wrong lecturer rank when hired, but only discovered it after attending a CFA meeting.


Students, faculty testify on “student success fees”

The harmful impact of “student success fees” and the need to reinvest in the CSU were the rally cry of faculty and students to legislators during a state Assembly Higher Education Budget Subcommittee hearing May 15.


CFHE conference marks debut of MOOC video

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 7th National Gathering drew about 100 faculty, student and organizational leaders to Albany, New York, where the organization held panel discussions and workshops surrounding a theme of “Building Alliances for Access, Equity and Quality.”


CSU Unions: APC has new leaders

Academic Professionals of California, the CSU union that represents academic advisors, has completed its statewide elections and the following members are the new APC Executive Board for 2014-17:

Patrick Choi, President, Bakersfield

Dagoberto Argueta, Vice President, San Francisco

Christine McCarthy, Treasurer, Fullerton

Daryl Evans, Secretary, Dominguez Hills

Mario Baeza, Council Member at Large 2014-16, San Bernardino


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Leaves at Reduced Pay Will Impact Retirement

Leaves at Reduced Pay Will Impact Retirement

Articles 27 and 28 of our faculty contract provide for Sabbatical Leaves and Difference in Pay (DIP) leaves. These articles provide mechanisms for faculty to take leaves at full pay and reduced pay rates.   When faculty take any leave at a reduced pay there will be an impact on retirement service credit.


Links of the Week

Cal State system trying to find more space to educate

From new dorms to renovated labs, online courses to additional weekend classes, the CSU system is balancing record demand against limited space and funding. —Long Beach Press-Telegram

The One Percent at State U