Students, faculty call for changes in CSU system during recent board meeting

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Redlands Daily Facts: California State University students, faculty and staff – spurred by massive pay raises for CSU executives earlier this summer – confronted the policymakers for the 23-campus system during a recent public meeting to call for better on-campus facilities and salary investments.

Around 40 members of the California Faculty Association, which represents more than 29,000 CSU employees statewide, joined advocacy group Students for Quality Education at last week’s Board of Trustees meeting to express their displeasure at the 7% minimum salary increases the panel OK’d for university presidents and executives in June.

The groups also said they were concerned that the board hasn’t fully funded various programs and have given faculty members raises that were relatively small to what they gave executives.

“We’re trying to hold them accountable,” said Anthony Ratcliff, Cal State Los Angeles associate professor and CFA chapter president. “They’re not fully funding programs, not funding the faculty and not funding staff.”

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