Why didn’t the additional $550 million in the 2019-20 budget help instruction?

Understanding budgeting processes Or Why didn’t the additional $550 million in the 2019-20 budget help instruction? by Jon Bruschke Editors Note: To some, it may seem a strange time to be thinking about good budget times when the immediate future is likely to be bleak.  We find this piece timely for three reasons. First, if … Continue reading Why didn’t the additional $550 million in the 2019-20 budget help instruction?

Understanding Ethnic Studies: An Interview with Dr. Alexandro Gradilla

Students of color come to think, it's not just me getting a degree so that I can become a professional, but it’s me getting a degree becoming a professional and having an impact on people beyond anything I have even thought about or even imagined. Editor's Note: Even as the system deals with massive upheaval … Continue reading Understanding Ethnic Studies: An Interview with Dr. Alexandro Gradilla

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?

Ethnic Studies Requirement AB 1460: An outline of the process

Editor's Note: The October 31, 2019 Academic Senate meeting was one step in a series of events that may culminate in an Ethnic Studies requirement.  It was clear from the meeting that much more discussion is necessary and many more voices need to be heard.  The point of this note is to outline the various … Continue reading Ethnic Studies Requirement AB 1460: An outline of the process

Fullerton Arboretum News Links

The following links from News outlets and different websites provide articles and information pertaining to the Fullerton Arboretum.  They are collected here in the spirit of keeping the Senate informed of the public discussions surrounding the issue. "Is the Arboretum in Jeopardy?" By Jesse La Tour, Fullerton Observer "CSUF Gives Options for Future of Arboretum: Some … Continue reading Fullerton Arboretum News Links

The Arboretum and the Campus Master Plan: Now is the time to speak

By: John Bock Professor of Anthropology       Director, CSUF Center for Sustainability The Campus Master Plan process is scheduled to be finalized over the next several weeks. It is crucial now for those in the campus community to ensure that their voices are heard. With the decision-making process at this critical stage, my … Continue reading The Arboretum and the Campus Master Plan: Now is the time to speak

Master Plan Update – Please join us on April 10

By: James E. Grant, Jr.  Strategic Communications and Brand Management Clayes Performing Arts Center Lobby between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Cal State Fullerton is updating its Master Plan, which will provide a roadmap for supporting CSUF’s mission of teaching, research, and public service into the future. The plan will help the university steward a … Continue reading Master Plan Update – Please join us on April 10