The Sundial

CFA approves tentative salary agreement

2 chancellors pictured at board meeting

Eric Licas

May 3, 2016

Members of the California Faculty Association ratified a tentative salary deal Tuesday that will raise their salaries by at least 10.5 percent between now and the end of the 2017–2018 academic year.The update of the CFA's agreement with the California State University administration had been unan...

Faculty win bragging rights in softball game against students

Man prepares to throw the ball

Patricia Perdomo

May 2, 2016

Faculty members, students and alumni blew off some steam and got competitive on the field in a friendly game of softball. CSUN's Communication Association held it’s annual Faculty vs Students softball game Sunday, May 1, at Petit Park in Granada Hills. The game takes place at the end of the school year just before graduation. This year the turnout of students was not enough to pla...

CSU, CFA salary agreement approaches finalization

Board of Trustees sitting at their desks

Eric Licas

April 28, 2016

Professors, lecturers, coaches, counselors and librarians will have until Friday to vote on the new tentative salary agreement that averted a strike on 23 California State Universities, earlier this month. The updated agreement distributes a 10.5 percent salary increase over three years and improves compensation dividends for faculty...

Latino educators work toward being recognized

Man points out location on globe

Natalie Jimenez

April 19, 2016

The Mexican American Educators and Spanish Teachers Organization (MAESTRO) will host an award ceremony on May 26 to honor students in the credential program who have contributed to the Latino community and the mathematics, science, and Spanish fields. The MAESTRO program was founded in the fall of 2015...

Strike Impact Remains Uncertain

The California Faculty Association and its supporters march through downtown Long Beach on Nov. 17, 2015 for better wages. Photo credit: Nicollette Ashtiani

Eric Licas

March 10, 2016

Members of the California Faculty Association disagree with California State University administrators on what a possible state-wide strike might look like, but neither believes it should affect students’ ability to graduate. CFA President Dr. Jennifer Eagan and CSUN President Dr. Dianne Harrison...

A glimpse into faculty artwork

Ruth Ann Anderson titled her sculpture,

Silvia Gutierrez

September 25, 2014

  Art is an experience. It represents perspectives and attitudes. It has a voice. It closes gaps and opens minds. The ability to craft thought-provoking works of art is a gift the professors in the Department of Art at CSUN posses. Lesley Krane’s “Curb” Project Professor Lesl...

Negotiations between the CSU and faculty

Negotiations between the CSU and faculty

Asher Silberman

February 12, 2014

In today's news: Negotiations continue between the CSU and the faculty over salaries and workload. Matador News reporter Emerald Zellers talks to CSUN Cinema & Television Arts professor Nate Thomas about those negotiations. Anchors: Merrita Llarena, Mihkel Teemant and Tara Soudbaksh. Producers:...

Founders’ Day welcomes back 50 year alumni and faculty

Founders' Day welcomes back 50 year alumni and faculty

Andrew Martinez

September 20, 2013

CSUN alumni and faculty gather to celebrate Founders' Day and celebrate "50 Year Club" members. The event's activities included tours around the campus and a luncheon.

A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

A look into the lengthy process for tenure-track professors

Taylor Villescas

May 8, 2013

As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the differences between tenured (professors), non-tenured (lecturers), and tenure-track faculty were broken down into clear and distinct levels for students to understand the roles of a teacher and why they matter. How it works: Prof...

Educators take many steps to get into CSUN classrooms

Megan Diskin

May 6, 2013

As part of the Daily Sundial’s “Investigation Into Education” series, the process of hiring and screening for faculty was explored, including evaluations and background checks. After someone has been offered a position, they must go through a background check and disclose any criminal convict...

Valley Performing Arts Center holds test performance for faculty, hard hats

Angela Melero

October 17, 2010

The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) held its first concert Friday night, seizing the opportunity to showcase the advanced performance components that have had the community eagerly awaiting its opening. The concert, which featured jazz trumpeter, Doc Severinsen, was an exclusive ev...

HelloWallet provides online financial guidance for faculty and staff

Rima Bek

October 10, 2010

The California State University (CSU) system launched a partnership with HelloWallet, a Washington, D.C.-based company, to provide online financial guidance for CSU faculty and staff. The complimentary benefit is available  now until Dec. 31. After December, the service is $4 per month. “It was sup...

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