• On Seeking Broad, Systemic Change

    Since 1998, the California Part-time Faculty Association (CPFA) has been a leader in calling out the injustices facing part-time faculty working within California’s community college system: no job security, no due process, scant seniority rights, […]

  • The Campaign for Faculty Equality

    The newly formed Campaign for Faculty Equality (CFE) seeks to correct the broken faculty system in California’s community colleges, particularly the incredibly unequal two-tier faculty structure, a decades-long problem consigned to the shadows of academia. […]

  • Building Our Future: The One-Tier Model is The Answer!

    The Campaign for Faculty Equality (CFE) is a new statewide organization that aims to work in conjunction with existing advocacy groups and to serve as a forum of strategic thinking and action among those who […]

  • Chair’s Report 2023

    A new, two-year legislative cycle in Sacramento began this year, and with it, up to a quarter of California’s Senate and Assembly were newly sworn in. New legislators are usually relatively fresh to the process […]

  • CPFA Legislative Efforts

    By Daniel Thompson, CPFA Legislative Analyst This year the CPFA Legislative Task Force met with over a dozen offices of members of the California State Assembly and State Senate.  The Legislative Task Force advocated two […]

  • Pursuing a One-Tier Faculty Workplace

    The two-tier workplace, with an upper tier of tenured faculty and a lower tier of non-tenured faculty, has been the norm in U.S. higher education for half a century, long enough to have enabled several generations to become acculturated to it.  Just as it seems natural and normal for water to run downhill, no one is surprised when adjuncts are not paid the same as tenured instructors. 

  • Faculty Apartheid in Higher Education

    Nearly seventy years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that separate can never be equal and struck down racial segregation in our nation’s K-12 public schools (Brown v. Board of Education). Yet in the past fifty years, higher education has instituted a separate but unequal system of faculty employment based on tenure-status. . . .

  • Chair’s Report, Fall 2022

    A Note from the Chair of CPFA Dear Readers, In the past, I have always provided my “Report” on CPFA’s efforts in the fight for part-time faculty rights in California. However, this time I feel […]

  • Should Contingents Support More Tenure-Track Jobs?

    By Jack Longmate When hearing about proposals to fund new tenure-track jobs, adjuncts might think to themselves: “If I could only get a tenure-track job, I could say ‘Good riddance’ to this dead-end adjunct gig […]

  • Sue Broxholm Interview

    AFT 1493 FACULTY FOCUS Sue Broxholm, Skyline Math Professor, advocates for the end of the “Two-Tier system” that divides full-time and part-time faculty Interview by Marianne Kaletzky, AFT 1493 Executive Secretary Sue Broxholm has been […]

  • Part-time Faculty Face Indignities

    By Rick Baum, Member of AFT 2121 and CPFA I wrote the letter that is below to the leadership of AFT1512 and to the California Federation of Teachers President Jeff Freitas as a response to […]

  • Equal Pay for Equal Work

    by Eric Kaljumägi, CCA President CCA/CTA Co-sponsored Legislation AB 1752 (Santiago) For too long, Long Beach City College (LBCC) and other community colleges throughout the state have unfairly and unlawfully exploited part-time faculty. This exploitation […]

  • Raising the Cap on Part-time Faculty Employment

    By Sandy Baringer Assemblyman Jose Medina (D-Riverside) has introduced a third bill, AB1856, to raise the cap on part-time faculty employment in the community colleges from 67% to 85%.  The first attempt, AB897, passed the […]

  • Chair’s Report (2022)

    By John Martin, Chair of CPFA Last year, community college part-time faculty activists and their allies were outraged when the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee killed AB-1269 and then again when Governor Newsome vetoed AB-375. These two […]

  • News from SDAFA

    by Carlynne Allbee The San Diego Adjunct Faculty Association (SDAFA), mission is “Adjuncts Helping Adjuncts.” One tool is organizing professional development presentations to provide information that part-timers need to know to make the most of […]