CFA Headlines • September 16, 2015

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Faculty challenge CSU Trustees to resolve the difficult conflict between teaching excellence and earning a living

Last week, six award-winning faculty members challenged the CSU Board of Trustees to solve the painful disconnect between their teaching mission and their need to support themselves and their families.

Watch a recording of their presentations here


Fight for Five: Sign a card, Attend a campus event

Faculty members can participate in turning this situation around—for the sake of our students, our university and our own families’ well being.

(1) Sign the card expressing your views on the faculty’s salary needs and on what the faculty must do if those needs are not met. Contact your campus CFA chapter office for a card


Faculty Rights training to include legal issues at protest

CFA will host a meeting and training session for Faculty Rights advocates at the 23 CSU campus CFA Chapters on October 2 in Sacramento. The agenda will include preparation to handle legal issues related to picketing, rallies and various forms of protest as well as establishing good working procedures with police.


Faculty Rights Tip: Evaluation Criteria & Procedures

At the start of a new academic year, this should be of interest to all faculty including coaches, counselors, librarians, Lecturers, and probationary and tenured faculty.


New national CFHE working paper asks: ‘Who needs faculty?’

Today, the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education released a new report “Back to School in Higher Ed: Who Needs Faculty?” detailing the impact of the latest hiring and faculty pay trends on students.

Click here to read “Back to School in Higher Ed: Who Needs Faculty?” on CFHE’s website.

CFHE papers do something unique in the national debate over higher education—they look at the big issues from the faculty and student point of view.


CFA congratulates Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon on his new role

Dr. Anthony Rendon was selected the Speaker elect of the California State Assembly, to succeed Toni Atkins.

Rendon is a pure product of the CSU having graduated with a bachelor’s degree and Masters from CSU Fullerton and with a Ph.D. from UC Riverside. He is not only an alum but also a former Lecturer at Fullerton were he taught political science and criminal justice.


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Links of the Week • September 16, 2015

Why College Is Not a Commodity
Chronicle of Higher Education
Current thinking views higher education as job training. That’s a mistake.

When your Social Security check disappears because of an old student loan
How older Americans are suffering under the weight of student loan debt