CFA Headlines • October 18, 2017

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Campus CFA Chapter meetings prep CFA members for Tentative Agreement vote

At campus CFA Chapter meetings up and down the state, CFA members are examining the Tentative Agreement between CFA and CSU management to extend the contract through June 2020. And, they like what they see.


Turn out, Speak out! Nov. 1 Public Hearings on the Master Plan for Higher Education

On November 1, San José State will the site of the second in a series of hearings by the state Assembly’s Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California. CFA urges faculty, students, the CSU community to turn out and speak out.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 9:30 am-Noon
  • Student Union Theater, San José State U.

“The Master Plan, which created our public higher education system, deserves serious attention,” said Lillian Taiz, chair of CFA’s Political Action and Legislation Committee.


NEA Action: Send your Butterfly postcard this week to protect Dreamers

This is CFA-affiliate National Education Association’s “Higher Ed Week of Action” when faculty are asked to advocate for the federal 2017 Dream Act. It’s a time to stand up for our immigrant, Dreamer, and DACA-mented students, families, and colleagues.


In Other News…

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: The CSU campuses affected by intense wildfires and smoke  have reopened this week, including at Sonoma State, which was closed for a week. Sonoma CFA Chapter President Elaine Newman said, “There has been incredible loss and suffering here by faculty, students, and staff, and it’s too soon to know the extent. Two faculty in my department alone lost homes.”


Links of the Week • October 18, 2017

Opinion: CSU diversity courses under threat
L.A. Daily News
CSU Northridge CFA activist Kristyan Kouri: …most people believe that the mandate is culturally insensitive and that upper level CSU officials have overstepped their bounds.

Sonoma State president’s husband describes harrowing escape from Tubbs Fire
San Francisco Chronicle