There is one proposed new center open for comment at this time:
Ethnic Studies Center for Research, Activism, and Community Empowerment (ES Center for RACE).
RSP will collect comments from the CSUN community for a 30-day period via email: email@example.com. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13th. Comments will be de-identified and shared with the Provost's Council during the second reading.
Purpose and Functions:
Background: Assembly Bill AB 1460, approved by Governor Newsom August 17, 2020, was an act to add Section 89032 to the Education Code, relating to the California State University. This bill, commencing with the 2021–22 academic year, would require the California State University to provide courses in ethnic studies at each of its campuses. The bill, commencing with students graduating in the 2024–25 academic year, would require the California State University to require, as an undergraduate graduation requirement, the completion of, at minimum, one 3-unit course in ethnic studies, as specified. In 2021-2022, the Implementation Working Group (IWG), comprised of representatives from each CSUN Ethnic Studies Department or Program (American Indian Studies, Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Central American and Transborder Studies, and Chicana/o Studies) was formed to move AB 1460 forward, and to assist the campus with its implementation.
The purpose of the Ethnic Studies Center for Research, Activism, and Community Empowerment, hereafter referred to as the ES Center for RACE, is to support the implementation of AB 1460 by the growth, development, and sustainability of ethnic studies, and through the cultivation of the current and next generation of ethnic studies scholar-practitioners.
The primary function of the ES Center for RACE is to support the implementation of AB 1460 by building a pipeline of ethnic studies scholar-practitioners, including students, staff, faculty, and community members, through the following framework of activities:
- Promote cross-institutional scholarship related to AB 1460 implementation
- Provide mentorship and scholarly engagement to students
- Provide Ethnic Studies focused faculty development
- Provide culturally literate professional development and training
- Disseminate equity-informed research, practices, and programming related to AB 1460 implementation
- Serve as a faculty consultation arm on AB 1460 implementation and University equity infrastructure
- Foster collaborative relationships with local, diasporic, and transborder BIPOC communities