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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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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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Article alleges CalSTRS is the biggest investor in an East Bay Real Estate empire that evicts people

Part-time faculty should be concerned about this newly released investigative piece, published yesterday in the East Bay Express.  It alleges ...
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CPFA’s Letter to NACIQI

CPFA's Letter to The National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) asks the Department of Education NOT to ...
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Podcast from Chris Newfield

Chris blogs at XXX.href="http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/"> He has recently spoken at length to CS Soong at KPFA and I recommend this podcast! ...
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Letter to the NACIQI, Sacramento

TO:  National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) DATE: September 23, 2015 SUBJECT:  Third Party Comment on the ...
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Task Force on Accreditation Adopted

Oakland, Calif. - The California Community College Board of Governors unanimously voted two days ago to formally adopt the recommendations of ...
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CPFA Journal now circulating in print and electronically

The spring 2015 issue contains an important article by Bradley Rettele on his decision to leave academia, even though he ...
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Legislative UPDATE: New Part-time Faculty Seniority Bill in the Works

AB1010 (Medina)CPFA is carefully watching the progress, amendments and lobbying action on this bill, meant to strengthen  Part-time Faculty  job ...
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National Adjunct Walkout Day Action in Sacramento

Please join part-time faculty and allies for a day of action at the state Capitol building on Wednesday, February 25, ...
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Due Process Denied to Community College Instructor

Greetings, My name is Tim Raposa and I am the new Director of Public Relations for the California Part-Time Faculty ...
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