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CFA Headlines • October 2, 2019

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CSU Board of Trustees Meeting Day Two Recap: Executive Pay and Tenure Track Hiring, Security Measures and Land Acknowledgment on the Dockett

While the first day of last week’s two-day CSU Board of Trustees Meeting focused largely on the trustees’ proposal to require incoming applicants to take an additional course in quantitative reasoning to qualify for admission to the CSU, day two took on a different flavor with the issues of executive pay and the budget in the spotlight. CFA members were present to comment on tenure track hiring, new “enhanced” (read excessive) security measures at the Chancellor’s Office and CFA’s Indigenous Peoples Caucus land acknowledgement resolution.

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National Labor Relations Board Seeks to Block Student Workers from Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced a proposal for a rule that would no longer categorize “undergraduate and graduate students who perform services for some form of financial compensation at a private college or university in connection with their studies” as “employees,” a move that would reverse

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In Other News…

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL ON CSU CAMPUS: Last Wednesday, many faculty and students at CSU Chico were left incensed and frightened by the presence of fully uniformed and armed U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers at a university career fair, according to coverage in the school’s newspaper, The Orion.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Peer Review Committees for Tenure-Line Hiring

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s Article 12.22, “[e]ach department or equivalent unit must elect a peer review committee of tenured employees for the purpose of reviewing and recommending individuals for probationary appointments.”

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Links of the Week

San Jose State University housed just six homeless students last year
San Jose Spotlight
San Jose State University student Noemi Vasquez was cruising through her freshman year when her father — who was providing financial support — got into an accident and was no longer able to pay his daughter’s rent after facing expensive medical bills.

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