CFA Headlines • September 20, 2017

Headlines to include


CFA letter: Gov. Brown! Sign AB 21
Help to protect undocumented students, faculty, staff

This week, CFA sent a letter calling on Gov. Brown to sign into law AB 21, a CFA-sponsored bill to expand safeguards for undocumented students, faculty, and staff in California’s public universities.


CSU Academic Senate on new Executive Orders: Do it right—Consult, don’t rush

The Academic Senate of the CSU is taking steps to ensure that curriculum changes spelled out in executive orders issued last summer by Chancellor Timothy White are implemented in a way that will actually improve students’ education. CFA has demanded to Meet and Confer with management regarding these proposed changes prior to their implementation.


More about the CSU Trustees meeting, Sept. 19-20

The CSU Board of Trustees’ meeting of September 19-20 wrapped up this morning. Here are some of the topics that were presented, considered, or adopted.

HELP FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS & FACULTY ON CAMPUS: CFA Associate Vice President Molly Talcott (CSU Los Angeles) addressed the Trustees plenary about more steps the CSU can take. Noting the Chancellor’s declaration of support, she said, “We have suggestions for what else the CSU can do.” She called for Dreamers Resource Centers on all CSU campuses that are connected with teaching, research, and internships on those campuses; research on how our undocumented students are doing in this crisis; and a task force to determine what more the CSU can do.


Faculty Rights Tip: Range Elevation for Lecturers & Temporary Librarians, Fall 2017

Range Elevation is the formal process through which Lecturers and temporary Librarians can increase their salary by moving from one salary range to the next. Range Elevation is not automatic—if you are eligible, you need to apply by the deadlines set on your campus.


In Other News…

DACA-SCHOLARS RENEWAL DEADLINE, OCT. 5: DACA recipients whose waivers expire no later than October 5 (in two weeks) can apply for a renewal. Assistance to pay the $495 fee is available. Find links to resources for undocumented students, faculty and staff, and for those who wish to help, at Immigration & the CSU. Download and print a “Know Your Rights” card, get links to FAQs, and more.

LET STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT THE SQE “AFFORDABILITY STUDY”: Students for Quality Education is surveying CSU students about their experience with the affordability of the CSU. SQE hopes the data collected will advance “a free higher education plan that speaks to the needs of our student body.” The link to share is www.csusqe.org/survey

VOTE BY OCT. 2 IN CalPERS ELECTION: CFA has joined other labor unions in endorsing David Miller and Michael Bilbrey for seats on the CalPERS Board of Administration in the election underway now through Oct. 2. They are committed to protecting our pensions and keeping CalPERS strong. Click here to learn more and find voting instructions.


Links of the Week • September 20, 2017

San Diego: Meet SDSU’s new interim president
Daily Aztec (San Diego State)