California Educator

March 2016

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• Unprofessional salaries: On average, CSU faculty earn $46,016 per year before taxes and other deductions. • Not just a time base problem: Even if all faculty were working on full-time contracts, half of faculty would still earn $56,000 or less each year. • Loss in purchasing power: CSU faculty are poorer today than they were 10 years ago. The average full-time equivalent faculty member lost $7,000 in purchasing power between 2005 and 2015. • Poorest in higher education: Perma- nent tenure-track faculty salaries in the CSU lag behind those in the University of California and community colleges. For the 2014-15 academic year, the average tenured/tenure-track faculty salary at UC was $135,633; at community colleges, $89,251; and at CSU, $85,039. • Undermining the profession: There are fewer tenure-line faculty today compared with 10 years ago, while the number of temporary faculty has grown by 24 percent. Yet, in the last budget cycle, the CSU fought against CFA's successful effort to earmark $11 million in funding for ten- ure-track hiring. • Uneven faculty sacrifices: Between 2008 and 2010, CSU faculty gave up two service salary increases and 11 percent of negotiated raises because the CSU admin- istration said it had no money. In 2010, CSU faculty took a 10 percent pay cut, providing $147 million to help close the CSU budget deficit. • Salary increases: Between 2005 and 2015, the average salary for managers and supervisors in the CSU increased by 21 percent, while the average salary for full-time equivalent faculty increased by 12 percent. The average president's salary grew by 29 percent. • Increasing workloads: In 2014, there were 75,366 more full-time equivalent stu- dents (24 percent) than in 2004, but only 2,319 more FTE faculty (14 percent). • Bureaucratic bloat: Even as the number of tenure-line faculty declined over the last decade, the number of administrators increased by 22 percent. Half of these administrators earn six-figure salaries. • Student fee increases: In 2000, a CSU student had to work 319 hours at minimum wage to pay tuition and fees. In 2015, a CSU student must work more than twice as much, 758 hours. • Good and bad budget times: From 2005 to 2015, expenditures on managers and supervisors increased by 48 percent, outpacing the CSU's net operating bud- get, while expenditures on faculty grew by 25 percent, at a slower rate than the CSU's net operating budget. • Campus equity gone awry: Most cam- pus equity programs exclude lecturers, even though they make up 60 percent of the teaching faculty. Only one in five faculty receives equity pay. • Housing a distant dream: In a large CFA survey, 60 percent of faculty reported an inability to afford housing in the community where their campus is located. • A financial strain: Eighty percent of faculty respondents to the survey said their salary has had a meaningful negative effect on their lives. More than 60 percent are unable to have the recommended three months' savings in the bank. • Increasing reserves, decreasing instruction expenditures: A 10-year analysis of the CSU's financials show a sig- nificant decline in the proportion of CSU operating expenses for direct instruction and a stark increase in reserves. • No movement: In 2015-16, CFA mem- bers helped to secure $97 million more in the state budget for the CSU, yet CSU management returned to the bargaining table with the same 2 percent offer faculty had rejected. See for more information. The California Faculty Association's Fight for Five campaign demands a 5 percent general salary increase for all California State University faculty and an additional 2.65 percent service salary increase for eligible faculty. CFA says that if negotiations with CSU do not yield results, it will strike for five days on all 23 campuses, April 13-15, 18 and 19. "CTA stands in strong support together with CFA and all college faculty in the Fight for Five," says CTA President Eric Heins. Among the reasons CFA says it will strike: Help Wanted CTA members who can help during CFA's Fight for Five strike are invited to volunteer their services at CFA is looking for ESP, pre-K–12, and community college members who have special skills in fields such as — but not limited to — agriculture, athletics, laboratory sciences, child development, visual and performing arts, and nursing/public health. California Faculty Association prepared to strike 35 March 2016

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