CSU Council on Ethnic Studies

 

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CoES is honored to be the host campus for the California State University (CSU) Council on Ethnic Studies (CES), an alliance of all ethnic studies-focussed departments, programs and faculty across our 23 campuses.

The Council is a collaborative forum for addressing the varied needs on each campus – both those with fully established departments as well as those in the process of developing new ethnic studies programs and curricula. Membership is available to all CSU faculty currently teaching in CSU Ethnic Studies departments or units. 

 

For the purpose of this Council's focus, "Ethnic Studies" is not conceived as being synonymous with all studies or topics about race or ethnicity.  It refers to studies or topics which (1) address the resistance and liberation struggles based on race or ethnicity, (2) center themselves through the lens of those studied, not just as object, but as agents within the study or topic, (3) promotes the well-being of the people, (4) empowers the people to achieve their self-defined aspirations, and (5) can be used to improve the lives of the people studied.

 

 The purpose of The California State University Council on Ethnic Studies (CSUCES) is to: 

A.  advance the discipline(s) of Ethnic Studies with focus on sharing and diffusion of the knowledge and critical understanding of the histories, cultures, intellectual traditions, lived-experiences, and social struggles of the four historically racialized core ethnic groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latina/o Americans;

B. establish academic and professional standards to define the parameters of the discipline and to guide teaching, research, assessments, self-study, concepts of multicultural education, and modes of community and public engagement; 

C.  promote research, study, teaching, learning, scholarly exchange, curriculum design, multicultural quality education, publication, and professional development of faculty and students in the discipline; 

D.   monitor and support the status, viability, well-being, and sustainability of Ethnic Studies units in the academia and,

E.  link scholarship, teaching, learning, and community and public engagement through advocacy, activism, policy development, ongoing community capacity-building and involvement with issues, institutions organizations, and movements concerned with building strong, self-affirming and resilient communities, a just and equitable multicultural society, and a good and sustainable world. 

 

 

Between the twice-annual meetings, Council business is coordinated by a Steering Committee, currently comprised of the following faculty:

Melina Abdullah Los Angeles
Scott Andrew Northridge
Teresa Carrillo San Francisco
Linda Espana Maram Long Beach
Maulana Karenga Long Beach
Kenneth Monteiro, Chair San Francisco
Boatamo Mosupyoe Sacramento
Marcos Pizarro San Jose
Craig Stone Long Beach

 

For further information on the Council, please contact Kenneth Monteiro, Chair, CSUCES.

 

Resources

Draft CSUCES Constitution Document

Academic Senate of the CSU Resolution: ONGOING COLLABORATION ON ETHNIC STUDIES IN THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY RESOLVED 

 CSU Task Force on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies

Weber Bill AB1460 Requiring Ethnic Studies in the CSU (status: passed and approved by the Governor August 17, 2020)

Research demonstrating succeeding in Ethnic Studies courses dramatically associated with higher graduation rates at SFSU

Independent evaluation research demonstrating that the SFUSD/SFSU Ethnic Studies course in the high school significantly improves student academic performance

Transformative Ethnic Studies (Sleeter and Zavala, 2020). Review and analyses of Ethnic Studies success, primarily but not exclusively in K-12 settings.

 
 
RESOLUTIONS AND STATEMENTS IN OPPOSITION TO CHANCELLOR WHITE'S TITLE V CHANGES TO GE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AB1460:
If your institution's or group's is not listed below, please send it to ralfonso@sfsu.edu for addition to the list. Thanking you in advance for your support.

CSU Academic Senate

Opposition to the CSU Board of Trustees' Changes to Title 5 and CSU Chancellor's Office Proposal for Implementing AB 1460

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/faculty-staff/academic-senate/resolutions/2020-2021/3462.pdf

CSU Bakersfield

SU Academic Senate Opposition to the  Chancellor's Office

AB 1460 Implementation Plan

https://csub.app.box.com/s/dd7xgzc9rlg6d6lpm43bjuhm3xk8fqec (Bakersfield Box Account needed to Access document)

Link to completed resolutions: https://www.csub.edu/senate/resolutions

CSU Channel Islands

Resolution in Opposition to Chancellors Proposed Implementation of AB 1460

https://senate.csuci.edu/resolutions/sr20-04-resolution-opposition-to-chancellors-proposed-implementation-ab1460.pdf

CSU Chico

Opposition to chancellors implementation of ethnic studies ab1460 final

https://www.csuchico.edu/sen/_assets/documents/resolution-in-opposition-to-chancellors-implementation-of-ethnic-studies-ab-1460-final.pdf

CSU East Bay

Resolution in Opposition to the CSU Chancellor's Proposed Implementation of AB 1460

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14YgwlxOrIryVeMKFFM02Nr0qB2Wl-GZBDm--YeCVupI/edit

CSU Fresno

Resolution in Opposition to the Chancellor's (CO) Proposed Implementation of AB 1460

https://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/senate/documents/Resolution%20opposing%20draft%20executive%20order%20on%20ethnic%20studies%20apprvd%2010.26.20.pdf

CSU Fullerton

FU Resolution in Opposition to the CSU Chancellor's Proposed implementation of AB 1460

https://www.fullerton.edu/senate/publications_policies_resolutions/resolutions/ASD%2020-106%20Resolution%20in%20Opposition%20to%20the%20CSU%20Chancellor’s%20Proposed%20Implementation%20of%20AB%201460.pdf

Humboldt State

Humboldt05-2021-EX_SoS_EthnicStudiesOppositiion

https://senate.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/05-20.21-ex_sos_ethnicstudiesopposition_3.pdf

Cal State LA

Resolution in Opposition to the CSU Chancellor's Proposed Implementation of AB 1460

https://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Academic%20Senate/docs/20-12_csula_ab1460_resolution.pdf

CSUN

Ethnic Studies Resolution

https://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/CSUNESResolution.pdf

Cal Poly Pomona

CPP resolution-opposition-to-csu-bot-ab-1460-implementation_signed

https://www.cpp.edu/senate/documents/resolutions/resolution-opposition-to-csu-bot-ab-1460-implementation_signed.pdf

San Diego State

110519 Resolution of the San Diego State University Senate-Our Community Need for Ethnic Studies

https://senate.sdsu.edu/sec-agendas-minutes/documents/proposed-sdsu-senate-resolutionimplementation-of-ab1460.pdf

Sac State

Ethnic Studies Senate Resolution-In Opposition to Chancellors Proposed Implementation of AB 1460

https://www.csus.edu/academic-affairs/senate/senate-info/20-21senate/20-21fs-am/10-22-20/20-21fs-43.pdf

San Francisco State

Resolution in Opposition to Title V Restructuring of General Education

https://senate.sfsu.edu/resolution/resolution-opposition-title-v-restructuring-general-education

San Jose State

SS-F20-3, Sense of the Senate Resolution, Opposing the Chancellor's Proposed Implementation of AB 1460

https://www2.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/SS-F19-1.pdf

Cal Poly SLO

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AB1460/ EDUCATION CODE 89032 (THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) ETHNIC STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) IN GENERAL EDUCATION

https://content-calpoly-edu.s3.amazonaws.com/academicsenate/1/images/AS-905-20_0.pdf

Cal State San Marcos

Resolution re AB 1460

 https://csusm.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/academic_senate/Ea-TB0mGPslHjQrS7oABVsIBfV9WIsoZJ7S5qp8Kbk32ag?e=pKd8Ar

Sonoma State

SO ResAB1460implementationF20

https://senate.sonoma.edu/resolutions/opposition-implementation-ab1460