Solidarity Statement for EIU Faculty

We, the Executive Committee of the Campus Faculty Association, representing faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, write to express strong support for our UPI colleagues at Eastern Illinois University in their quest for a contract that reflects the interests of faculty, staff, and students at Eastern. The budget priorities they propose reflect anContinue reading “Solidarity Statement for EIU Faculty”

In Memoriam – Bruce Rosenstock

Our colleague Bruce Rosenstock, professor of Religion and president of CFA from 2014-2017,died at the beginning of January. He was a man and scholar of commitment, verve, andcompassion who worked tirelessly at the university in the Senate, AAUP chapter, and CFA tospeak up for those whose voices and causes most needed support. Bruce’s father escapedContinue reading “In Memoriam – Bruce Rosenstock”

Statement of Support for Striking UIC Faculty

CFA stands in solidarity with UIC United Faculty in their efforts to secure excellent teaching and learning conditions on our sister campus. We are outraged that the University of Illinois administration continues to choose conflict over compromise and profits over people. We call on President Killeen to exercise the leadership required by this crisis andContinue reading “Statement of Support for Striking UIC Faculty”

Statement of Solidarity with those Fighting Racism and Police Violence

The Campus Faculty Association stands in solidarity with those all over the nation engaged in the struggle against racism and police violence. As educators we have a special responsibility to dismantle the systems of oppression that again and again deprive our African American brothers and sisters of their very right to live. We call onContinue reading “Statement of Solidarity with those Fighting Racism and Police Violence”

Atoma Batoma

ATOMA BATOMA Associate Professor, Library When universities are run according to a corporate model, the quality of education suffers and intellectual freedom, as well as the freedom of speech, is jeopardized. Faculty unions, insofar as they seek to construct and support a model of shared governance, protect the university from the long-term damage caused byContinue reading “Atoma Batoma”

Lisa Rosenthal

LISA ROSENTHALAssociate Professor, Art History A union will help make the university a better workplace for faculty, will provide a stronger and more effective institution for our students, and will protect the values of public education in Illinois.