The California Faculty Association (CFA) is the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the 24,000 California State University faculty, including tenure-track faculty, lecturer faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches in the 23-campus CSU system.
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Dear CFA Members,
As many of you are already aware, on Monday, November 18, 2013, the Academic Senate voted in favor (38-2-5) of AS 1531, “Sense of the Senate Resolution Requesting that Chancellor Tim White Undertake a Prompt Review of SJSU Governance.” The campus has received a lot of media attention this past few weeks and this resolution is a step in the right direction of promoting shared governance and transparency at SJSU. On November 19, at our faculty forum meeting, the faculty in attendance overwhelmingly supported CFA’s endorsement of the resolution. Read more...
Purposes of the CFA
According to the CFA Bylaws, last revised April 2011, the CFA is established:
- To strengthen the cause of higher education for the public good;
- To promote and maintain the standards and ideals of the profession;
- To provide a democratic voice for academic employees;
- To provide legislative advocacy; and
- To maintain collective bargaining agreements covering salaries, working conditions, and other items and conditions of employment.
These agreements shall seek:
- To obtain explicit guarantees of academic freedom, tenure, and academic due process;
- To create orderly and clear procedures for prompt consideration of problems and grievances;
- To promote and protect the professional and economic interests of CFA and all bargaining unit members; and
- To promote unity among academic employees and thereby enhance the effectiveness of the CFA in representing these employees.