Faculty Union at Cal State Slams Hiring
In a running battle over a staffing crisis within the California State University system, members of the California Faculty Association will be staging teach-ins throughout the state today despite threats of disciplinary actions by C.S.U.'s assistant vice chancellor. Despite a ten percent increase in the size of the student body over the past seven years, the chancellor's office has increased the size of the faculty by only one percent while increasing its own ranks by over twenty percent. Members of the faculty union are asking that students---who are increasingly subject to oversized classes, an overworked faculty, and a lack of the academic freedom that comes from having tenured professors---join their instructors in calling for change.
See ZANTO PEABODY, Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2001