News Release

CFA statement regarding the Senate Bill 520 (Senator Steinberg)


“The California Faculty Association (CFA) is committed to working with Senate Pro Tempore Steinberg on addressing online education in higher education.  It is absolutely critical that we develop protocols and processes that benefit students, engage faculty, and do not end up costing the state more financial and human resources in the long run.  Working with the Senator, we will strive towards a bill that improves student success, while protecting the reputation of California’s public higher education system as the best in the world.”

“We are seeing a whirlwind of new technologies – as well as proposals on how to best deploy them – coming to the fore and as such, it is imperative that we clearly understand what is, and what is not, working.  We want to maintain academic credibility and the delivery of accessible, quality public education, rather than chase the latest private sector fad.

Along with Assembly Bill 895 by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), CFA believes Senate Bill 520 initiates this important discussion.”