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CFA HEADLINES ∙ January 22, 2014

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Governor’s State of the State applauds California’s financial comeback but largely ignores higher ed

Gov. Jerry Brown presented his annual State of the State this morning in front of a joint convention of the California State Legislature. It was his 11th such presentation, the most by any governor in California history.

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CFHE gains publicity coinciding with NYC meeting

More than 75 union leaders, educators and activists met in New York City Jan. 17 to 19 for the sixth national gathering of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education.

Many CFA officers, including President Lillian Taiz, were on hand to share skills for grassroots campaigns, learn about each others’ work and plan ways to involve more people in CFHE’s May gathering in Albany, New York.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Extension For-Credit Employment (Article 40)

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

FACULTY RIGHTS TIP:  Extension For-Credit Employment

Article 40 of the faculty contract covers Extension For-Credit Employment. These are classes that are offered for university credit but not with state supported funds. The classes are offered through University Extension.

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New book, essay highlight need for equality for contingent faculty

The Chronicle of Higher Education on Jan. 13 featured an essay by Richard Moser, adapted from his essay in “Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System,” a newly released book from Vanderbilt University Press.

Moser, who has spoken several times at CFA meetings, makes a convincing case for why systemic inequality in higher education is a problem for everyone—faculty, students, and society in general.

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Links of the week • January 22, 2014

Obama’s efforts for low-income students, government policies at odds
A piece by the Hechinger Report looks at the White House’s push to increase college enrollment of low-income students despite universities and government policies increasingly favoring high-income over low-income students. — CNNMoney

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