The proposal was met with opposition from some committee members who said the inclusion of a social justice course option would still allow students to graduate without ever taking a traditional ethnic studies’ class on the history of the Latino, Black, Asian-American or Native-American communities.
The board that governs the CSU system did approve a 3 percent increase for the 23 campus presidents, five vice chancellors and CSU Chancellor Timothy White.
Today, the California State University Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase, or $270, for the fall 2017 term, with the projected $77.5 million in net revenue earmarked for student success initiatives, CSU officials announced.
Faculty members of Cal State schools throughout the state had reason to rejoice this morning, as the details of a tentative plan to increase their general salary by 10 percent over the coming years was announced by officials. It was a big win for faculty, who had been protesting the CSU’s reluctance to grant them a five percent General Salary Increase (GSI) for over a year now.
In response to state pressure to increase the percentage of students graduating in four years, California State University Chancellor Timothy White said Tuesday the system surpassed its six-year graduation goal last year and reached a record number of four-year graduates.
California Faculty Association (CFA) leaders estimated that over 1,000 California State University (CSU) faculty, as well as friends and students, from the 23 campuses across the state, gathered in downtown Long Beach today in hopes of influencing budget negotiations between the CSU Board of Trustees and CFA representatives.
Next week’s California State University Board of Trustees’ meeting will have a larger than normal audience, as over one thousand protesters are expected to march and demonstrate outside in support of the California Faculty Association’s (CFA) push for increased wages.
Last week, the California Faculty Association (CFA) announced its hosting of a vote among its members, beginning October 19 and running through October 28, to authorize actions that may include a strike in light of what they deem “unsatisfactory” collective bargaining negotiations.
Yesterday, the Long Beach-based California State University system’s management and the California Faculty Association (CFA) reached an impasse over a proposed five percent General Salary Increase (GSI) for faculty, days after the CSU Board of Trustees approved a two percent raise for the CSU Chancellor Timothy White and the system’s presidents.
With his term as the governor-appointed trustee of the California State University (CSU)’s Board of Trustees ending in June, Lou Monville has been re-appointed to the board as its Alumni Trustee.