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March 2023 Updates

Dear Faculty Colleagues,  

I hope you are refreshed after the Spring Break and ready to run the second leg of the Spring semester relay. March 2023 has been yet another fully-engaged month for our chapter, as you can see below.  

  1. UCR Strike organizer representation. At its March 15 meeting, the Executive Board had the pleasure of hearing representatives of UAW 2865 (representing the University of California UAW Academic Workers) about their highly successful and influential strike in November-December 2022. Sharing their invaluable experience organizing the job action were Jared Huxley and Tesa Madsen-Hepp, both doctoral students at UCR.   
  1. General Faculty Zoom Luncheon. Wednesday, March 22, CFA President Charles Toombs and political action organizer and bargaining team member Meghan O’Donnell spoke about the various aspects of the CBA Reopener. It was an enthusiastic and engaging event. (Word had it that the attendance of that Zoom meeting was among the – if not THE – largest crowd among the CFA chapters.)  
  1. Bargaining survey. We do not have the most recent number of surveys our chapter has completed. However, there is clear indication that we have already exceeded the total of the last – 2019 – survey by a large margin. Still, the more, the merrier! If you have not gotten a chance to complete it, you can still do it right here: Bargaining Survey, by April 7, 2023. 
  1. Political action. On March 29, 2023, Branden John (Philosophy), Chris Naticchia (Philosophy), Kristi Papailler (Theater Arts), and Rong Chen (English) participated in Jose Medina’s campaign kickoff for Riverside County Supervisor. It was nice to have a visible presence (and being recognized by the candidate) at a local political event. 
  1. Resolutions. If you remember, the 95th CFA Statewide Assembly unanimously adopted two resolutions we had put forth:  funding for student teachers (originated by Professor Nicole Klimow, of COE) and administration accountability to faculty (originated by Chris Naticchia, of Philosophy and Rong Chen, of English). The statewide CFA Pac/Leg committee is working with state legislators and is making promising progress toward incorporating the first – funding for student teachers – into a state statue. More information will be forthcoming as soon as we have it. The second – admin accountability resolution – awaits the release of the Cozen O’Connor Title IX assessment report and the revelation of other related factors. 
  1. Succession of Lecturer Rep. position. Professor Melissa “Mel” Bakeman, lecturer of Management, has accepted my appointment to succeed Professor Gina Hanson, of English, as our chapter lecturer rep. Her official date of office is June 1, 2023. Let me once again, on behalf of the leadership team, thank Gina for her exemplary work. We look forward to working with Mel.  
  1.  Solidarity Day. On Thursday, April 6, Students for Quality Education (SQE) will be holding the Solidarity Day with us. The time is Noon to 2:00 pm. Several of you have signed up but the more the merrier. If you can join, please let Chris and/or Dorothy, know.    

In union for rights, respect, and justice.  

Ron Chen, president 

On behalf of the chapter leadership team: Dorothy Chen (CRSJ Chair), Gina Hanson (Lecturer Rep), Michael Kohout (Secretary), Karen Kolehmainen (Faculty Rights Chair), Daniel MacDonald (Treasurer), Chris Naticchia (Vice President), and Sandra Carranza (Field rep) 

SPRING 2023 Events & Workshops

SPRING 2023 Events & Workshops

Registration is required to attend all workshops and events.


Strategies to Challenge Faculty Sexual Harassment – virtual

Friday, February 3rd 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM REGISTER HERE

Spring Kickoff – virtual

Saturday, February 4th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM REGISTER HERE

Leadership Meeting – virtual and in-person attendance available

Wednesday, February 8th 11:50 AM – 1:00 PM

Eboard Meeting – virtual and in-person attendance available

Wednesday, February 15th 11:50 AM – 1:00 PM


Eboard Meeting – virtual and in-person attendance available

Wednesday, March 15th 11:50 AM – 1:00 PM

Leadership Meeting – virtual and in-person attendance available

Wednesday, March 8th 11:50 AM – 1:00 PM

Equity Conference – virtual

March 8th – 11th



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Geography and Environmental Studies

Daniel MacDonald

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