Student perspectives on the pending ethnic studies requirement: Editor’s Overview

We believe the input of all campus perspectives, and especially the student voice, is crucial in the development of an ethnic studies requirement. As quick background, in late September 2019 the statewide Academic Senate asked each campus to collect feedback and submit by November 1 a report that included as many sources of input as … Continue reading Student perspectives on the pending ethnic studies requirement: Editor’s Overview

A Collection of Student Voices

By Kayla Schneller To capture the student perspectives regarding the AB 1460 Ethnic Studies Requirement I reached out to the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Chair, Dr. Erualdo Gonzalez at Cal State Fullerton. Dr. Gonzalez connected me with a few students who felt that their voices had not been heard regarding the requirement, specifically at … Continue reading A Collection of Student Voices

ASI and the student voice: The importance of ethnic studies and the focus groups

Prepared by: Claire Jenkins, ASI Chief Campus Relations Officer Introduction: The student voice AB 1460 is pending legislation that would require all CSU campuses to add an ethnic studies requirement to their curriculum.  The state-wide Academic Senate, or ASCSU, is currently asking each of the 23 campuses to consider what a curriculum should look like … Continue reading ASI and the student voice: The importance of ethnic studies and the focus groups

Do they even want us?

By Malcolm Gamble Graduate Teaching Fellow, Human Communication Studies Department California State University, Fullerton in 2017 reported from Titans Together: Our Commitment to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion that Black students only represent 2% out of the student body of 40,439. Since 2017 Black student demographics on campus have actually declined to 1.9% (California State University, Fullerton, … Continue reading Do they even want us?