Links of the Week

Calling Attention to Unconscious Biases in the Classroom
The Signal (CSU Stanislaus)
Stan State is bringing attention to unconscious biases in the classroom in a workshop provided by the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The CFA is hosting one of two workshops on March 15, in which they will discuss and call attention to implicit stereotypes and preferences we all have.

Tenure-track faculty are worth funding
Golden Gate Xpress
In a bid to pad metrics that justify their six-figure salaries, SF State administrators have repurposed funds meant to improve the well-being of the campus community to instead increase class offerings on a short-term basis in an effort to boost graduation rates.

Mother of slain Humboldt State student promises to keep fighting for justice
We’ve told you about David Josiah Lawson, a Black, 19-year-old Humboldt State University student who was stabbed to death at an off campus party nearly two years ago. We also told you that the criminal grand jury announced last week that it will not indict anyone in the case. Lawson’s mother Charmaine was devastated by the news, but said she would keep fighting for justice.

The rich buying names on college buildings is ‘legal bribery,’ Gov. Gavin Newsom says
LA Times
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that the college admission scandal extends beyond the recent charges against rich parents buying entrance to elite colleges and suggested it should include the “legal bribery” of billionaires buying naming rights on university buildings.

A room of one’s own white colleagues
Diverse Education
Every spring, I dread putting together my annual review materials. In March, a predominantly White room full of senior colleagues will discuss whether I meet their standard of what a good scholar, teacher and university citizen should be. I have nothing to worry about, right?