Edited February 2020 to accurately reflect CSUF Ethinic Studies Faculty position.
RACE Executive Board joins the faculty of the Women and Gender Studies Department in support of AB1460. RACE has submitted a letter to CSUF Academic Senate. The Academic Senate will be discussing support for AB 1460 today, Oct. 31 at 11:30am in PLN 130. At the same time, CSUF Ethinic Studies Faculty has submitted support for an ethnic studies requirement at CSUF but not for state mandated curriculum.
Assembly person Weber has submitted a bill to require that all CSU students complete a ethnic studies requirement. This is the assembly bill that has been proposed. The CSU has asked for feedback
CSU Fullerton's Academic Senate will be discussing this bill at the specially scheduled meetings on Sept. 26 and a special meeting called for October 31. The meetings are 11:30am - 12:50pm in PLN-130.
For those who may want or need additional background, it would be worth reviewing at least the following before the meeting (AB-1460 is a CA Legislative bill currently “held under submission”):
· Report of the California State University Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies
· AB-1460 California State University: graduation requirement: ethnic studies
We’re also happy to share the attached white paper, “Use of Student Opinion Questionnaires to Evaluate Teaching Effectiveness at California State University Fullerton.” This paper was initiated by RACE members during the 2018-19 academic year, written by a committee of RACE members, revised based on feedback from the wider RACE membership, and approved by the RACE executive board today. Thank you to everyone who participated in this project! Our next steps are to use this paper to spark conversations about identity, equity, and social justice in our CSUF communities; we look forward to hearing your ideas and insights when we meet on the 24th.