CFA Headlines • October 29, 2014

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Faculty Contract Ratification
How & when to vote • Who votes • Info sessions on campuses • Info on the web • What a 'yes' vote means

Members of the California Faculty Association are getting ready to vote on the Tentative Agreement on a new contract covering the faculty on the 23 campuses of the California State University.

The faculty contract addresses salary, benefits and the many “terms and conditions” by which the approximately 25,000 tenure-line and Lecturer instructional faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches work with the CSU’s more than 400,000 students.


Nov. 4 General Election: Vote! Ask others to Vote

CFA strongly encourages faculty and the entire communities on the CSU’s 23 campuses to vote in the General Election next Tuesday, November 4.

“It is no secret to any of us that this is expected to be a low voter-turnout election. Yet, there are candidates and issues that are very important to the future of the California State University,” said Lillian Taiz, CFA President

“We need to vote, and we need to convince our family members and friends to vote,” said Taiz.


Faculty Rights Tip: Submitting Grievances Electronically

There are number of improvements in the new tentative agreement (TA) that will affect faculty rights.

Among the improvements in Article 10, if the new Tentative Agreement is ratified—Faculty rights advocates will be able to submit grievances electronically via email or fax.

If you have questions about faculty rights, contact your local CFA chapter faculty rights representative


NEA calls ‘Week of Action’ on Degrees Not Debt, Nov. 10-14

The National Education Association is calling on supporters of higher education to take action in its campaign for Degrees Not Debt.

The week kicks off Nov. 10   Among the actions we can take:


Links of the Week • October 29, 2014

San Francisco City College’s accreditation trial opens with future on line
San Francisco Chronicle