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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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Why Adjuncts Deserve Unemployment Compensation and How They Can Get It

By Keith Hoeller Why are teachers the only professionals routinely denied unemployment when they are not working? Though our nation’s ...
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Adjunct / Part-Time / Contingent: Changing Our Name Doesn’t Change Our Working Conditions

By Bobbi-Lee Smart, Ed.D. My dissertation research on the “Involuntary Adjunct” focused on the perceptions of the impact of adjuncts ...
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Program for Change

Elements of the VCC-VCCFA Collective Agreement that support fairness for Term Faculty – November 2020 Excerpt of data from the VCCFA ...
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Join us for a Virtual Event – The Part-time Faculty Symposium 2020!

Registration is required, so reserve your spot today! View Event Program Below ...
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Black Lives Matter

CPFA has always advocated for equity and fair treatment, and implicit in that mission is the responsibility to advocate for ...
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COVID-19 & Part-Time Faculty Survey Results

GREETINGS COLLEAGUES: CPFA wanted to hear from you all to find out from PART-TIME FACULTY what is currently being done ...
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Butte College To Hold Its 10th Annual PT Conference

Next month, on April 4th, 2020 Butte College will be hosting the 10th annual Associate Faculty Conference. This year’s theme ...
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Full Time Faculty Member Testifies on AB 897

BY WENDY BRILL-WYNKOOP Good afternoon – Chair and members of the Assembly Higher Education Committee.      I am Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, the ...
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Resolution : Foothill – De Anza Faculty Association Supports Assembly Bill 897

Whereas, existing California law (Assembly Bill 951, 2008) establishes that the contingent, part-time faculty workload is capped at 67 percent, ...
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The Role of the Teachers’ Union in Enrollment Management

BY RICK BAUM Teachers need to be organized in unions to protect their jobs and standard of living.  Unfortunately, union ...
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When Part-Timers Have to Absorb Class Cuts

BY RICK BAUM     For the Fall 2019 term, the administration at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) made drastic ...
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67% Cap Needs to be Raised to 80-85%

BY SCOTT DOUGLAS In 2007, the California Part-time Faculty Association (CPFA) worked with Assembly member Mervyn Dymally to get the ...
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