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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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Protecting Part-time Faculty from the Backlash of COVID-19

Fellow Adjunct-Contingent Faculty and Allies: While we are in the early stages of this pandemic, it is abundantly clear that ...
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CPFA Part-time Faculty Retirement Survey 2019 By David Milroy In the spring 2019 issue, CPFA posted a survey concerning part-time ...
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CPFA Annual Spring Conference April 11, 2020 – CANCELLED

Official Notice: CPFA's 2020 Spring Conference has been cancelled due to the emergency closure of its venue, Diablo Valley College, ...
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What is the WEP?

By David Milroy, CPFA Director of Administration The Windfall Elimination Provision was enacted in 1983 as part of major amendments ...
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IMHO – Chair’s Report

Since my last update, an important bill, AB 897, was authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) to raise the 67% ...
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The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations in California’s Higher Education

By Keith Law     This article was published in the CPFA Journal, Fall 2019 edition, and originally appeared in the online ...
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Highlights from the 2019 CPFA Conference

The Exploitation of Part-Time Professors It’s a well-known secret that public higher education in California and across the country is ...
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CPFA At 20 (Part II)

By Robert Yoshioka, Ph.D. >> Click here to read Part I << Too often, full-timers, union bosses, and administrators see part-time ...
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67% Survey

Hover your mouse over a chart to pause the slideshow. Should the 67% part-time teaching load limit be increased? Part-time ...
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Why the Supreme Court Ruling on Unions Could Be Good for Adjuncts

By Keith Hoeller Originally published in The Chronicle of Higher Education Republished with consent of the author. June 29, 2018 ...
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John Martin, CPFA Chair, Speaking at the CPFA Conference 2018

Highlights from 2018 CPFA Conference

CPFA 2018 Annual Conference  San Diego City College, Saturday May 5, 2018​   Panelists discussed local achievements for PT faculty, ...
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Where Does the Money Go?: Transparent California Data Analysis

By David Milroy and members of the San Diego Adjunct Faculty Association (SDAFA) Originally published in the CPFA Journal, Spring ...
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