CFA Headlines • November 14, 2018

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Fire Disasters—Faculty, campus communities hit hard by loss of homes, class cancellations, bad air quality

Devastating wildfires have affected large numbers of CSU faculty and students along with entire California communities.


California vote count continues; Contest for Super. of Public Instruction still too close to call

As of this morning, more than 3 million ballots of California voters remained to be counted. Tony Thurmond, the CFA-endorsed candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, moved into the lead.


CFA addresses Trustees on use of funds and student mental health and safety

At their meeting this week, CFA challenged CSU Trustees to more critically scrutinize mental health care on the campuses, spoke out for stronger measures on student safety, and called for better use of state funds.


Faculty Rights Tip: Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students

Article 20.37 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for:

“assigned time to faculty employees who are engaged in exceptional levels of service that support the CSU’s priorities, but who are not otherwise receiving an adjustment in workload to reflect their effort.”

This provision was a major achievement in our last round of bargaining and is a recognition by the CSU that some faculty are providing exceptional levels of service to students but are not receiving workload relief for this effort.


In Other News

CFA ON TRANSGENDER RIGHTS: The  officers of CFA last week adopted a statement affirming support for the rights of transgender people in the CSU, including full protection under the contract between the faculty and CSU management.


Links of the Week

How Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom could shape California’s future
The San Jose Mercury News