CFA addressed Trustees on faculty workload

The CSU Board of Trustees held their regular bi-monthly meeting at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach last week (Jan. 28 & 29) and CFA was there to address the collective bargaining committee.

At that committee meeting, CFA explained an issue about which the Trustees have little information—the problems associated with excessive and growing work demands that are harmful to students’ education, particularly as class sizes keeping going up. 

Scott Saarheim, CFA chapter president at the California Maritime Academy, described the work faculty do as they guide students in the real-life operation of a ship on training cruises. In addition, a presentation was read for CFA Associate VP-Lecturers Leslie Bryan about the growing damage to arts programs as classes overflow in theater, dance, film and other arts.