CFA HEADLINES • November 5, 2020

NOTE:  Due to Veterans Day next Wednesday, CFA Headlines will be sent on Thursday next week.


Headlines to include


CFA Thanks Members for Volunteering this Election Cycle; Several Statewide Races Still Close

Election Day has come and gone. Votes continue to be tabulated, while some close contests still wait to be certified.


Defending Democracy: Planning for After the Presidential Election

We know the anxiety and trepidation many CFA members are feeling as dedicated elections office staff across the country continue round-the-clock ballot counting from this election’s record-setting voter turnout.


In Other News…

CSU TRUSTEES CHOOSE TWO NEW PRESIDENTS, CONTINUE RAISES FOR ADMIN WHILE CUTTING JOBS: The CSU Board of Trustees appointed two new presidents last week. Cathy A. Sandeen was appointed president of CSU East Bay, while Erika D. Beck moved from her current position as president at CSU Channel Islands to the new president at CSU Northridge. 


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Writing Rebuttals to Evaluations

By now, many campuses are well into their evaluation cycles. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provision below applies to all faculty undergoing any form of evaluation, but it is especially timely for probationary faculty applying for tenure or any faculty member up for promotion.


Links of the Week

A New Generation of Black Progressives has been Elected to Congress
It’s been a year defined in part by nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Meanwhile, unabashedly progressive Black candidates ran in – and won – races around the country. It’s another step toward meaningful representation for Black and brown constituents.