CFA Headlines • May 27, 2015

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CSU Chancellor’s comments bely Equity Pay Program reality

Despite an upbeat report from CSU Chancellor Tim White to the CSU Board of Trustees last week, faculty across the system are anything but satisfied with the pace and breadth of the campus-based Equity Pay Programs.


Cal State Online: Students’ needs must come first, Academic Senate Chair cautions

The CSU’s embrace of online education came under scrutiny last week in light of an update given during the CSU Trustees’ meeting on CSU’s Cal State Online program.


Help share CFA’s latest “Race to the Bottom” paper

Last week, CFA released its latest “Race to the Bottom” paper examining “The Price Students Pay” in the CSU as a result of the administration’s misplaced priorities and low faculty salaries.

This week, we’re asking you to please share the link to the paper with your colleagues, family and friends via email and on Facebook and Twitter.


Work to secure more funding for higher ed continues

As Assembly and Senate budget committees continue to work on the state’s spending plan this week, CFA leaders and activists are advocating on behalf of higher education and increased allocations to the CSU system.

One of CFA’s priorities is to ensure that the CSU direct funding to increase tenure-line faculty positions, in keeping with a bipartisan resolution passed in 2001 that sought to increase tenure-track faculty ratios to 75 percent or better.


Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 9th National Gathering focuses on building alliances, activating members

More than 100 faculty from throughout the country converged in Philadelphia for the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education’s 9th National Gathering May 22-24.


Faculty Rights Tip: June Deadlines for Notification of Tenure and Promotion

Note to readers: This week, we are repeating the Faculty Rights Tip from May 6 due to its timeliness and importance. 

Under Article 13: Tenure in our Collective Bargaining Agreement, June 1 is the contractual deadline for local campus administrators to notify probationary faculty of the final decision regarding retention, appointment with tenure, or appointment to a final terminal year.  


Links of the Week

An Opportunity for Cal Poly’s President
San Luis Obispo Tribune (Letter to the Editor)
How can we believe President Jeffrey Armstrong when he claims “fair compensation for Cal Poly employees … remains a top priority”? After eight years of furloughs, salary stagnation and reduction in tenureline positions, he has shifted a massive amount of funds not to faculty but to upper administration.