The California Faculty Association’s claims about the university’s investment in faculty and its impact on students are not only misleading, they are being made because the union is attempting to enhance its position in salary negotiations starting in May. During the peak of the recession, faculty were the only employee group to receive general salary increases. Over the last two years, the CSU invested $129.6 million in employee compensation with another $65.5 million slated in the 2015-16 budget. Over half of that money has been directed to faculty compensation. Faculty salaries are competitive, and the CSU is committed to continuing to invest in faculty compensation. The average tenure-track salary is $83,847 while the average full professor salary is $93,653 for 9.5 months of work. Today, the CSU currently employs a record number of instructional faculty, and is committed to hiring more with 900 tenure track searches currently underway. Furthermore, students are thriving on our campuses and graduation rates have never been higher.

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