CFA Headlines • September 25, 2019


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CSU Board of Trustees: Faculty and Students Testify about Proposed Changes to Admissions

The California State University’s (CSU) Board of Trustees two-day meeting kicked off yesterday with several important issues scheduled for discussion. Arguably the most significant matter up for debate on Tuesday was the trustees’ proposal to require incoming applicants, starting in 2026, to take an additional course in quantitative reasoning to qualify for admission to the CSU. Prior to the meeting, CFA released a statement opposing the proposed expansion of the quantitative reasoning admissions requirement in its current form.


CFA Voices Continued Support for a Robust K-12 Ethnic Studies Curriculum

During the legislative session that just recently ended, CFA leaders were at the front of one of the most talked about policy matters in California and across the country: ethnic studies. As sponsors of AB 1460 (Weber), which would make ethnic studies a graduation requirement in the CSU, CFA members provided extensive testimony at legislative hearings and in lobby visits during this past year. As a two-year bill, we will continue to advocate for AB 1460 next year. CSU faculty also have been integral to the development of ethnic studies curricula and requirements at the K-12 level.


Bill to Ban Private, For-profit Prisons, Including ICE Facilities, Awaits Action by Governor Newsom

While CFA’s campaign to demand CalPERS drops investments in private prison operators CoreCivic and GEO Group continues, a parallel effort has reached a critical juncture.


In Other News…

BARGAINING SURVEY LAUNCHED, CAMPUS MEETINGS UNDERWAY: Last Thursday, CFA members received the widely anticipated Bargaining Survey. As mentioned previously in Headlines, this survey – which is open through November 25 – is a fundamental part of the bargaining process as it represents an opportunity for members to inform the Bargaining Team’s priorities and strategy.


Links of the Week

Accountant Howard Bunsis Reveals His Findings on Cal State LA Finances
CSULA University Times
“They’re crying poverty when they shouldn’t be,” commented Howard Bunsis in his seminar last Thursday.