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SF State project to transform Tapia Drive into pedestrian-only quad

September 13, 2018 News 1 Comment

The new Liberal and Creative Arts Building currently under construction is just phase one of a four-phase SF State Master Plan that will eliminate Tapia Drive altogether and turn it into a quad, according to the Creative Arts and Holloway Mixed-Use Project Final Report issued in March 2017. SF State’s first new academic building in 24 years will ...

UPD to offer active shooter response protocol training for Safety Week

September 10, 2018 Life News

The University Police Department will offer training sessions next week on how to respond to an active shooter on campus as part of SF State’s Campus Safety Week, put on by the school’s enterprise risk management department. According to UPD Chief Jason Wu, SF State’s training program was implemented in 2017 and — in addition to ...

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

August 28, 2018 News

The California Faculty Association-sponsored Senate Bill 968, which would mandate the number of mental health counselors on CSU campuses, has been moved to a final vote this Friday. The bill would require all CSU campuses to meet the requirements of one mental health counselor for every 1,500 students for a full counseling staff. According to ...

Tuition hikes will not be made for California State University system

April 20, 2018 News

The California State University system will not increase tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a press release by Chancellor Timothy P. White. This decision is a result of the continuing efforts from all 23 CSU campuses for better funding from the state. However, Chancellor White stated that the decision will come with consequences ...

Business administration leads among other declared majors

March 7, 2018 News

Early this February, the Office of Institutional Research at SF State reported that business administration was the largest undergraduate major in fall 2017. It accounted for 19.3 percent of undergraduate declared majors followed by engineering (5.4 percent) and computer science (4.5 percent). The California State University impaction report declared business administration as an impacted major ...

ASI inspires students to fight against tuition increase

March 20, 2017 News 2 Comments

Associated Students Inc. collected testimonials from students at Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday to reject a tuition increase proposed for the fall semester. “This is crunch time,” said Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, ASI’s vice president of external affairs. “We really need students to step up and speak their stories.” LoBuono Gonzalez discussed the rainy-day fund Gov. Brown ...

Report finds CSU funding decreases as student needs increase

January 25, 2017 News

The California Faculty Association released a report to faculty members revealing that the rising number of minority, low-income and first-generation students receive less funding throughout the 23 CSUs than what the predominantly white student population in the 80s received. According to the report’s Executive Summary, “California is spending less for each student today, when nearly ...

Advising initiative aims to speed graduation

October 19, 2016 News 1 Comment

SF State plans to hire an advising specialist this semester to help implement their initiative to increase graduation rates of current students. The California State University Chancellor’s Office has recently set new benchmarks for graduation rates. As part of the Campus Student Success Plan in SF State, the advising department is doing its part to ...

Students rally for transparency at SF State

April 15, 2016 News 1 Comment

A group of around 25 students rallied on 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday to bring attention to the wide range of issues affecting SF State as of late. Issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies, the California Faculty Association and an independent financial analysis released last week were among the concerns of the students. “Hey ...

UPDATED: CFA and CSU have reached agreement; strike postponed

April 7, 2016 News 1 Comment

The California Faculty Association Board of Directors and the California State University agreed earlier Friday to terms to postpone the strike which, if approved, would amount to a nearly 11 percent general salary increase over the next two fiscal years. “The Bargaining Team has recommended that a tentative agreement between CFA and CSU management be ...

BREAKING: CFA and CSU meet to negotiate in last days before system-wide strike

April 6, 2016 News

With the proposed California State University system-wide strike a week away, the California Faculty Association and the CSU have agreed to enter a 48-hour media blackout period to allow negotiations to resume without interruption, effective immediately. During this blackout period, neither party will speak with the media or administer interviews, in addition to ceasing all ...

Ethnic Studies students publicly call White and Wong

April 5, 2016 News 3 Comments

Flanked by “Where’s White?” posters, students gathered onstage in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday to confront CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, who cancelled his visit to SF State without explanation. White was to address the financial issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies. “Today, Chancellor White was scheduled to visit our campus, but his visit and ...

CFA uses mock trial to explain upcoming strike

April 1, 2016 News

A jury of SF State students and faculty unanimously found Chancellor Timothy P. White guilty on all charges of his crimes against the California State University system during a mock trial  Wednesday at Malcolm X Plaza. The trial, which was hosted by SF State California Faculty Association President Sheila Tully, came on the heels of ...

Update: Fact finder sides with CFA weeks before state-wide strike

March 28, 2016 News

The California Faculty Association announced Monday a third-party fact finder largely sided with the union in their dispute with the California State University over a 5 percent raise. The report was made public today, weeks before the planned CSU-wide strike. “The recession severely impacted the faculty at CSU, and while some progress has been made ...

Why I’ll strike: A letter from the CFA chapter president

March 8, 2016 Opinion 2 Comments

Twenty-six thousand California State University faculty, including lecturers, counselors, coaches and librarians are poised to strike across all 23 campuses on April 13th if we do not receive a 5 percent salary increase for year two of our contract. The California Faculty Association has been negotiating with CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on this issue for two years. ...

CSU faculty deserves to earn a living wage

February 9, 2016 Opinion

The California Faculty Association announced Monday that they would launch a coordinated, five-day strike in April if the California State University does not extend a satisfactory counter offer to their request for a 5 percent raise. CSU faculty deserve to earn a living wage. The average weekly salary of a full-time faculty hasn’t significantly increased since ...

Increased fees bittersweet for art department

February 9, 2016 News

SF State’s art department made its first major increases to instructional materials fees in 20 years this spring, forcing returning studio art majors to pay double or even triple the fee costs of last semester. Of the 80 studio art classes currently requiring materials fees, 38 of those had their fees increased by at least 50 ...

CFA threaten to strike while waiting for decision

January 26, 2016 News

The California Faculty Association is on the verge of a system–wide strike for a 5 percent salary raise for all CSU faculty members. Currently the CFA and the CSU are in the fact-finding process, which is when a neutral third party receives a written brief from both sides and writes a report that will essentially become the final verdict. The report ...

Interactive: SF State Faculty voice the need for five percent

December 17, 2015 Multimedia News

Why is there a need for a five percent salary increase from the California State University administration? Portrait Series by Emma Chiang The California Faculty Association is in its first year of salary negotiations for their three-year contract with California State University management. In November 2014, CSU administrators and faculty approved a three-year collective bargaining ...

CSU oversteps authority on Taser issue

September 2, 2015 Opinion

The California State University reached an agreement with the State University Police Association Aug. 27 that mandates that campus police officers have access to an array of equipment, including Tasers. In an email to the CSU presidents and police chiefs, among others, Assistant Vice Chancellor Michael Redmond outlined the details of the new collective bargaining ...

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

September 2, 2015 News 1 Comment

Access to Tasers will be mandatory for all University police following a recent collective bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association. Assistant Vice Chancellor of CSU, Michael Redmond, announced the agreement Aug. 27 in an email to all 23 CSU presidents and police chiefs, among others. CSU and SUPA deemed ...

Is the four year college degree a myth?

May 20, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

The Bible warned me about temptation, sin and most bad things in the world, but it didn’t warn me about the hell of trying to graduate college in four years. While I give my high school a lot of credit for preparing me for college, they didn’t give me a realistic view of what it ...

Future unclear for part-time faculty

February 18, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong assured students the University will help provide classes in the face of an upcoming $3 million campus-wide budget cut. Every department, including academic, administrative and athletics, will submit an action plan to brace for the deficit, but it will not affect faculty employment, according to Wong. “The last thing I ...

CSU introduces new online course enrollment

November 5, 2013 News 1 Comment

California State University students can enroll in online courses at universities across the state under a new program this fall that looks to increase access to high demand classes and keep students on track to graduate. The CSU system’s pilot program known as Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment includes 36 courses, three of which SF State offers. ...

SF State leads state in university fossil fuel divestment; CSUs follow example

October 22, 2013 News 1 Comment

The student group Fossil Free SFSU presented their fossil fuel divestment campaign to the California State Student Association (CSSA) during their monthly conference Oct. 12 at Cal State East Bay to encourage all California State Universities to also divest. Associated Students, Inc. Vice President of External Affairs Sonya Soltani prompted Fossil Free SFSU — the same ...

Taser program standardization stretches statewide for CSU police

September 25, 2013 News 3 Comments

While campus police officers across California use pepper spray, guns, handcuffs and batons; SF State’s University Police Department officials propose another tool be added to their utility belt — the Taser — which would make the campus one of the last in the California State University system to be patrolled by officers armed with conducted ...

CSU Chancellor White tours SF State

September 4, 2013

CSU Chancellor Timothy White attended an SF State faculty reception Tuesday followed by a free reception for students at the Village on Centennial Square Courtyard outside Subway for a meet and greet on campus. The Chancellor is visiting SF State this week as part of his tour of the California State University system and all of its ...

Decrease tuition to pre-recession levels

February 2, 2013 News Opinion

Some welcome news came from the California State University Board of Trustees over the break: for the first time since 2006 they aren’t planning on any tuition hikes for this semester, and Gov. Jerry Brown released a state budget proposal that would put an additional $125.1 million back into the CSU system. On the surface, ...

CSUs prepare for no tuition increase in Fall 2013

February 1, 2013 News

The California State University system plans to keep tuition at its current rates for the Fall 2013 semester after Gov. Jerry Brown released a state budget proposal allocating an additional $125.1 million for CSUs Jan. 10. The CSU board of trustees asked Gov. Brown and state legislature for $371.9 million in the fall of last ...

SF State leads California public university system with affordable education, efficient administration

December 14, 2012

California’s state plan for public education promises college students affordable higher education, but a steady decrease in state funding for the past 50 years threatens that promise. In fact, 81 percent of  Californians say that California’s public university regents and trustees are not doing enough to control rising tuition costs, according to a Reason-Rupe/Princeton poll. Despite a tuition ...