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CFA Headlines • January 28, 2015

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CSU Trustees: Chancellor White announces new graduation rate goal

The CSU plans to increase graduation rates to meet the state’s college degree needs by 2025, Chancellor Tim White announced in his “State of the CSU” address to the Board of Trustees Tuesday.

The goal is to increase the freshman graduation rate by an additional 9 percent, bringing the graduation rate to 60 percent system-wide. It includes improving the 6- and 4-year graduation rate, maximizing transfer graduation rates and reducing achievement gaps for underserved and low-income students, White said.

Meeting the goal requires investment from the state, however.

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Board approves policy changes for fees

CSU Trustees voted today to update policies regarding “student success fees.”

Trustees heard a report by the working group on “student success fees,” which was tasked with analyzing the fees in place on 12 campuses in the CSU system.

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Trustee professorship news blasted online

News of former Fresno State president Welty’s appointment at a satellite campus of CSU San Bernardino has created a flurry of buzz among faculty, with many sounding out online via Facebook.

John Welty retired in 2013 after 22 years at Fresno State, and was appointed last summer for a “trustee professorship” at the Palm Desert campus. The job, which pays $148,752 according to the Desert Sun article, is also at the same campus where his wife, Sharon Brown-Welty, serves as dean.

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New magazine, new address, same great CFA

New and exciting things are happening at CFA, including our Winter-Spring 2015 edition of “California Faculty” magazine and a new Sacramento address.

Copies of “California Faculty” magazine have been distributed on campuses, but the content also is now available online here in HTML and PDF.

Stories, columns and reports also can be shared to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and LinkedIn directly from http://www.calfac.org/item/winter-spring-2015.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Office hours

How many office hours must a faculty member hold per week?

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Links of the Week

Using private funds for Cal State exec’s pay creates its own problems

LA Times

A policy that permitted salaries of new executives to be boosted with private rather than state funds seemed like a savvy move when California State University leaders adopted it at the height of the recession.

Lawsuits allege Cal State Fullerton denying female instructors equal pay

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