Cal Poly faculty will be rallying and picketing on Thursday outside the university’s administration building on campus over faculty compensation and “administrative bloat,” according to the California Faculty Association.
Cal Poly’s faculty union president Graham Archer will be addressing the crowd, and the group will deliver a petition to university President Jeffrey Armstrong.
The union cites an increase in Cal Poly administrators of 39 percent and a rise in the total amount of spending on administrators by 43 percent from 2010 to 2014.
“Meanwhile, the number of faculty has increased slowly, and most of those are temporary positions,” the union said in a statement. “And faculty pay has stagnated. This, even as the number of students increases.”
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The petition will call for an immediate moratorium on increases in administrator pay and a roll back of the pay rates to the 2010 level. The petition also calls for tying any administrative pay increases to faculty increases.