CFA Headlines • November 13, 2019


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CFA Members Speak Out at CSU Chancellor Search Committee Forums

The first two forums to provide input on what qualities the next CSU Chancellor should embody kicked off this week, with students, faculty and staff calling on the search committee to select a leader who is focused on the student experience and increasing diversity among faculty.


CSU Trustees Postpone Controversial Vote, Will Adopt 2020-21 Budget Plan

Next week, November 19-20, the CSU Board of Trustees will convene for its bi-monthly meeting at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. The meeting has been much anticipated because the Trustees were supposed to vote on a controversial proposal that will change CSU admissions requirements, adding an extra year of high school math, or “quantitative reasoning” coursework. Responding to pressure from many students, faculty, education advocacy organizations, and community groups and a request from the Governor, the Chancellor has pulled the vote from the November agenda and instead will continue discussing the proposal. This discussion will take place on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Outside the meeting room at the Chancellor’s Office, CSU Students for Quality Education will be protesting the proposal.


Supporters of Initiative to Restore $12 Billion in K-12 Funding Kick Off Signature Gathering Drive

Recently, the effort to qualify the Schools and Communities First Initiative for the November 2020 ballot took off in earnest as supporters set out in droves to collect the nearly 1 million required signatures. Also known as the “split roll” initiative, the measure would alter Proposition 13 by allowing for the reassessment of commercial and industrial properties at current market levels.


In Other News…

BARGAINING SURVEY TO CLOSE SOON – RESPOND TODAY: CFA’s Bargaining Team is working hard to construct a strategy for success as we edge closer to the expiration of our contract on June 30, 2020. As has been mentioned previously, a key part of that strategy is involving CFA members in defining priorities for our next contract.  If you are one of the thousands of members who have already responded, thank you! If you have not done so yet, please take a few minutes to share your feedback. The survey will close on November 25.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Searchable Online Faculty Contract

Did you know that the CFA contract is online and searchable?  You can browse the entire faculty contract here.

That is a searchable HTML document. You could enter any search term in your browser search window and search the entire contract for all references to that term. For example, you could search for all the instances of “parental leave” and it would return all the places you would find that term throughout the contract.


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Sacramento Bee
More than 80 law enforcement officers working today in California are convicted criminals, with rap sheets that include everything from animal cruelty to manslaughter.