YCAFT: The voice of part time faculty at Yuba Community College District
02/25/2021-Advancing Equity on Campus & the New Deal for Higher Education:
Alyssa Picard, Director, AFT Higher Education
Jennifer Shanoski, President, Peralta Federation of Teachers
Rika Yonemura-Fabian, Member, San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers
Chris Goff, Assistant Director, AFT Higher Education
Our institutions of higher education face multiple crises which have come into sharper contrast during the pandemic. Austerity policies have resulted in chronic underfunding, over-reliance on contingent faculty, unmanageable student debt burdens, and a narrow focus on job training to the exclusion of the public good. The result has been growing inequity in our colleges among faculty and staff, with higher education increasingly out of reach for many students. Much can be done to set higher education back on the right path. Union leaders will share the work their unions are doing to tackle inequality in their colleges. We’ll learn about the recently launched campaign for a New Deal for Higher Education, encompassing a broad platform to address all of these crises. Join us and learn what we can do to advance a just and inclusive system of higher education for all. When you register to attend a Zoom training, you will receive email confirmation of your registration directly from Zoom. The email will contain the link to join the videoconference from your PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device, as well as the phone number if you choose to call in for your audio. You can learn about and register for all CFT training opportunities at www.cft.org/training.
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