On February 29, 2016 faculty gathered at a forum to discuss questions related to race, gender, and equity.
Guest speakers from the University of Oregon and California State University shared details on how their faculty unions have advanced racial and gender equity at their campuses. Faculty enjoyed hearing concrete things that faculty had won on other campuses and were excited to discuss how those gains were made
Faculty discussed establishing university committees to review gender gaps in faculty salaries, standardizing procedures for review and promotion of non-tenure track faculty, and increasing university support for childcare. Significant conversation focused around cultural taxation and invisible work, leading to a discussion about gaining formal recognition for informal advising and mentoring that many faculty of color and women faculty take on.
If you missed the forum, click here to watch an excellent video of the event!
Rachel Chapman, Associate Professor, Anthropology, UW Seattle
Tamara Cooper, Lecturer, Comparative Literature, UW Seattle, Cinema & Media, UW Seattle
Chris Cox, Lecturer, Sociology, San Jose State University, Co-Chair, African American Caucus of California Faculty Association
Amelia Gavin, Associate Professor, Social Worker, UW Seattle
Daniel HoSang, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Political Studies, University of Oregon, Chair, Diversity and Equity Committee, United Academics of the University of Oregon
Ileana Rodriquez-Silva (moderator) Associate Professor, History, UW Seattle