Welcome to The CPFA Blog

We’ve collected a variety of original news stories and analyses for your perusing, which focus on education in California, part-time faculty and/or unions in academia that have broad national appeal. As might be expected, we take special interest in social justice issues that slip under the radar of the mainstream media.

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Why Overloads Are a Bad Deal for All Faculty

The word overload can have more than one meaning to higher education faculty. It can mean increasing class size or adding additional ...
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ACTION NEEDED: Due Process Bill in Jeopardy!

Colleagues! We need you to send emails to state Senators ASAP telling them to support CCCI's-sponsored bill AB 1651, authored ...
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May Day March for Freedom & Equality

  David Milroy and Carol Whaley: "Whose streets? OUR streets!" For part-time faculty across the state of California, Labor Day ...
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CPFA’S BOOK SPOTLIGHT

Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System Paperback – May 9, 2014 by Keith Hoeller (Editor)   Buy it ...
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CPFA Thanks Assembly Member Jose Medina

On Wednesday, April 26th, CPFA Chair, John Martin, presented Assembly Member Medina with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of all ...
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CPFA’S BOOK SPOTLIGHT

The Freeway Flier and the Life of the Mind By Jean Waggoner and Douglas Snow – 2011 Author, Jean Waggoner, ...
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Contingent Faculty Bill of Rights

Dear Contingent Faculty, Every so often, on this list and at conferences, people comment that the contingent faculty movement needs ...
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SB 1379 and Job Security for Part-time Faculty

The Honorable Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841   September 8, 2016 ...
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AB 1690 and Job Security for Part-time Faculty

The Honorable Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841   August 26, 2016 ...
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We Was Robbed

Your Job Negotiated Every Day When I first started working as a part-timer, the job with its duties, working arrangements, ...
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Parity in California Community Colleges

The fall 2015  CPFA Journal  contains a long article that explains the history of pay parity achieved by the 72 ...
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Part-time Faculty activism and job loss: The fightback landscape

I have been wondering about how to develop a system, nationwide or statewide, that would serve as some sort of ...
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