Over one million dollars in funding for full-time faculty at CSUS. CSU-AAUP’s lobbying efforts over the previous three years have primarily focused on obtaining dedicated funding for additional full-time faculty. Our efforts paid off this session: the Legislature and Governor approved $1,000,000 in funding, excluding fringe benefits, for twenty new full-time faculty and $195,000 in funding, also excluding fringe benefits, for three nursing faculty.
Bonding. In addition, the General Assembly approved the state bonding package which includes $950 million for “CSUS 2020” over the next ten years and $80 million which was be released immediately to the university.
Passage of the CSU-AAUP/BOT 2007-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The 2007-2011 Contract was overwhelmingly approved by the CSU-AAUP membership by a total vote of 821 to 86. The CSUS Board of Trustees unanimously ratified the Contract on February 9 and it was submitted to the General Assembly later that day. According to law, if the General Assembly fails to act on a collective bargaining agreement within thirty days of filing with the Clerk’s Office, it is automatically approved. The thirty-day period officially ended Monday, March 12 without legislative action and therefore our contract passed.