Common Ground: Fighting Together for Public Higher Education
Conference to focus on contingent faculty
In an event which channels the spirit of Campus Equity Week, Berkeley City College will be hosting the conference “Common Ground: Fighting Together for Public Higher Education.” The four-session conference on Friday, October 25, will be focused on both the plight and challenges facing higher education in California, with a significant focus on part-time, or contingent, faculty.
The use of the term “common ground” is not incidental. The conference will bring together contingent faculty from all three of California’s public systems of higher education — the California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California.
The CFT has endorsed the conference, along with several AFT local unions, including:
- Peralta Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1603
- San Francisco Community College District Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2121
- State Center Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1533
- UC-AFT Berkeley, AFT Local 1474
Other unions have also endorsed the event, including the California Faculty Association, San Francisco State University Chapter.