CFA HEADLINES • September 16, 2020


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CSU Says Virtual Instruction Stays to Start Spring 2021

Last week, CSU Chancellor Timothy White announced that most CSU classes will remain virtual for the beginning of the spring term in January 2021. The CSU became the first in the state to extend virtual learning.


CFA Supports Implementation of True Ethnic Studies Requirement for All Students

CFA leaders are calling on Chancellor Timothy White and the CSU Chancellor’s Office to quit playing games with Ethnic Studies.


INFOGRAPHIC: Need for Increase in Counselors

The International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), the accreditation body for college counseling centers, recommends a ratio of 1,000-1,500 students for each full-time equivalent counselor on campus. Unfortunately, most CSU campuses employ much less than one FTE counselor per 1,500 students, the maximum recommended. Click this link for the full infographic. 


In Other News…

CFA TO HOST BROWN BAG LUNCH, DISCUSSION AND ACTION: CFA is set to host days of action over the next two weeks to support two important Propositions this election cycle.

On September 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., CFA will host a day of action on Proposition 16, which will fight for racial and gender equality. On September 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., CFA will host another day of action on Proposition 15, which will raise desperately needed funds for our schools and local governments by making corporations pay their fair share.

Please join CFA’s days of action – where we will hear from policy makers and CFA leaders on the importance of voter turnout and passage of these very important measures. We will also include a Q&A segment, along with training for phone banking.

Click here to register for the events. For more information, please contact Kelly Burns at kburns@calfac.org or Ania Garbien at agarbien@calfac.org.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week
What to Do When You Want to Report Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation

Article 16 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the “Non-Discrimination” article, “prohibits discrimination against faculty unit employees on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition, or veteran status.”


Links of the Week

Why San Diego State Offers a Model for How to Approach a Rise in Campus Covid Infections
San Diego State University’s decision to pause instruction of its few remaining in-person classes offers a different playbook for how other colleges might mitigate the virus.