OPEN LETTER

CI faculty reaffirm our shared values

The mission of CSU Channel Islands explicitly values a student experience emphasizing interdisciplinarity, experiential and service learning, multiculturalism, and internationalism. Taken together, these ideals foreground CI’s commitment to creating an ever-broadening community of perspectives. When students learn in this environment, they become stronger thinkers, energetic creators, and engaged citizens.

We, the undersigned faculty of Cal State Channel Islands note that the president-elect has expressed and espoused points of view and political positions that are objectively racist, misogynist, bigoted, anti-intellectual, and anti-science. The degree to which this election indicates an acceptance of these damaging beliefs by a growing segment of society, or increased frustration with a government that has failed to adequately address the needs of all people, remains to be seen. In response, however, the faculty of the University is compelled to publicly declare the shared principles and goals of CI's community of teachers and scholars. The president-elect's embrace of ignorance, discrimination, fear, and hatred not only revisits some of the darkest episodes of human history, but is at odds with everything that universities represent.

In our teaching, in our research, and in all our interactions with students and each other, CI faculty use critical analysis and evidence-based reasoning as tools for a deeper understanding of our world. Though our work encompasses a wide range of disciplines and questions, the shared values of the University help maintain society’s robust understanding of the common good.

The undersigned faculty of CI stand together to protect our shared convictions and mission through deliberate action. We believe we must live our shared values:

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147 Signatures

Id Name Department Position Signed On
231Megan MimiagaEnglishStudent2017-02-13
230Masaki MatsuoEnglishLecturer2017-01-21
229Ruben AlarconBiologyAssociate Professor2017-01-19
228Erich FlemingBiologyAssistant Professor2017-01-19
226Shana TanajiraphaisalStaffStaff2017-01-12
225Mary AdlerEnglishProfessor2017-01-09
224Cyn KingCommunicationLecturer2017-01-05
222Janet PinkleyLibraryLibrarian2016-12-22
221Mary LaurenceStaffStaff2016-12-21
217Riki HernandezLibraryStaff2016-12-19
215Leah TorresStaffStaff2016-12-19
213Emily GuetzoianStaffStaff2016-12-19
212Danielle HugueninOtherStaff2016-12-19
211Maricela MoralesEducationStudent2016-12-19
210Danielle KwanOtherStaff2016-12-19
209Janet Korsmo StaffAdministrative Assistant2016-12-19
207Michele MorrisOtherStaff2016-12-19
206Melissa McCoyStaffStaff2016-12-19
204Kevin MappOtherStaff2016-12-19
203Cheryl PeckhamStaffStaff2016-12-19
201Neil RocklinOtherCounselor2016-12-18
195Alonzo CamposChicana/o StudiesLecturer2016-12-16
194Barbara PattenEducationLecturer2016-12-16
193Tim AllisonPolitical ScienceLecturer2016-12-16
192Kristen DobsonUniversity-CourseLecturer2016-12-16
191Peter SmithComputer Science / ITProfessor2016-12-16
190James MartinezEducationLecturer2016-12-16
189Edward AvilaChicana/o StudiesLecturer2016-12-16
185Jose AlamilloChicana/o StudiesProfessor2016-12-16
183Lisa BarryCommunicationLecturer2016-12-16
181Melissa SoenkePsychologyAssistant Professor2016-12-16
180Sumaya Bezrati OtherLecturer2016-12-16
179Carol MackHealth Science / NursingAssociate Professor2016-12-15
177Harley BakerPsychologyProfessor2016-12-15
174Emily Spitler-LawsonEnglishLecturer2016-12-15
171John SlagboomESRMAlumni2016-12-13
169Caryl Ann BecerraChemistryLecturer2016-12-12
168Safa KhanChemistryLecturer2016-12-12
167Catherine BurrissArt / Performing ArtsAssociate Professor2016-12-12
166Isabel ZecuaChemistryStudent2016-12-12
164Catherine HutchinsonBiologyStaff2016-12-12
162Jim RuvalcabaChemistryStudent2016-12-12
160Jennessee LustinaChemistryStudent2016-12-11
153Catherine TranChemistryAlumni2016-12-10
152Lorna ProfantBiologyLecturer2016-12-10
151Alexia RomeroChemistryStudent2016-12-10
150Joanne LeeChemistryAlumni2016-12-10
149Ronandro De GuzmanChemistryAlumni2016-12-10
148Casey JacobsenChemistryStudent2016-12-10
146Sammy FreitagChemistryAlumni2016-12-09
144Jose CastellonChemistryAlumni2016-12-09
143Brandon EckertChemistryStaff2016-12-09
141Vivian GarciaBiologyStudent2016-12-09
140Maria MadridChemistryStudent2016-12-09
138Kathryn LeonardApplied Physics / MathAssociate Professor2016-12-09
137Nancy MozingoBiologyProfessor2016-12-09
134Marin MatsuneAnthropologyStudent2016-12-09
132Mojgan RoushanChemistryLecturer2016-12-09
130Cynthia NavarroChemistryAlumni2016-12-09
129Courtney MayhewChemistryStudent2016-12-09
127Nicolas PalaciosChemistryAlumni2016-12-09
126David GarinChemistryStudent2016-12-09
124Kyle NicholsChemistryAlumni2016-12-09
121Richelle De GuzmanChemistryStudent2016-12-09
120Geoffrey BuhlApplied Physics / MathAssociate Professor2016-12-08
119Maythe RuffinoChicana/o Studies / SpanishLecturer2016-12-08
117Christian MorrisArt / Performing ArtsStudent2016-12-08
116David BennettApplied Physics / MathLecturer2016-12-08
115Robert VillaChemistryStudent2016-12-08
114Tiffany EvansChemistryStudent2016-12-08
112Jordan FalkChemistryStudent2016-12-08
111Jennifer BrownApplied Physics / MathLecturer2016-12-08
110John GriffinBusiness / EconomicsLecturer2016-12-08
109Stephanie SorianoBiologyStudent2016-12-08
108Melissa SorianoChemistryStudent2016-12-08
107Clint HarperApplied Physics / MathLecturer2016-12-08
106Nicholas KolerEnglishStudent2016-12-08
105Jessica DaltonBiologyLecturer2016-12-07
104Christina SmithCommunicationAssociate Professor2016-12-07
101Georgina GuzmanEnglishAssistant Professor2016-12-07
100Christine WillinghamOtherStudent2016-12-07
99Antonio Jimenez JimenezChicana/o Studies / SpanishProfessor2016-12-07
98Kyndra TurnerEnglishLecturer2016-12-07
97Selenne BañuelosApplied Physics / MathAssistant Professor2016-12-07
96Christina SalazarLibraryLibrarian2016-12-07
93Aime AguayoEnglishStudent2016-12-07
92Cynthia FloresApplied Physics / MathAssistant Professor2016-12-07
91Jessica HassonUniversityLecturer2016-12-07
90Geoff DillyBiologyAssistant Professor2016-12-07
88Jorge GarciaApplied Physics / MathProfessor2016-12-07
87Heather CastilloArt / Performing ArtsAssistant Professor2016-12-06
86Ronit SarigEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
85Jill LeafstedtOtherAdministration2016-12-06
84Stacey BeauregardEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
83Kristin FitzPatrickEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
82Scott FrischPolitical ScienceProfessor2016-12-06
81Paul MurphyMusicAssistant Professor2016-12-06
80Philip HamptonChemistryProfessor2016-12-06
79Jennifer PerryAnthropologyAssociate Professor2016-12-06
78Jason IsaacsComputer Science / ITAssistant Professor2016-12-06
77Clifton JusticeEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
76Sean CarswellEnglishAssistant Professor2016-12-06
75Matt CookLibraryLibrarian2016-12-06
74Stephen StrattonLibraryLibrarian2016-12-06
73Jacob JenkinsCommunicationAssistant Professor2016-12-06
72Kim VoseEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
68Kathleen KlompienEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
67Monica PereiraLibraryLibrarian2016-12-06
66Claudia RederEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
65Cynthia WyelsApplied Physics / MathProfessor2016-12-06
64Jeanne GrierEducationProfessor2016-12-06
53Colleen Harris-KeithLibraryLibrarian2016-12-06
52Andrea Grove Political ScienceProfessor2016-12-06
51Julie Barmazel StiebritzEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
50Bob MayberryEnglishAssociate Professor2016-12-06
49Rachael JordanEnglishLecturer2016-12-06
48Amiko MatsuoArt / Performing ArtsLecturer2016-12-05
47Leslie LloydArt / Performing ArtsLecturer2016-12-05
46Ryon BellComputer Science / ITAlumni2016-12-05
44Scott DufferChemistryTeaching Assistant2016-12-05
43Jason RobinsonChemistryTeaching Assistant2016-12-05
42Nancy DeansChemistryLecturer2016-12-05
41Brian RasnowApplied Physics / MathLecturer2016-12-05
40Ahmed AwadChemistryAssistant Professor2016-12-05
39Monica RivasOtherLecturer2016-12-05
38Gregory WoodApplied Physics / MathAssociate Professor2016-12-05
37Mitchell DushayBiologyLecturer2016-12-05
36Gnei ZarookEnglishCommunity Member2016-12-05
35Don RodriguezESRMProfessor2016-12-05
34Rainer BuschmannHistoryProfessor2016-12-05
33Jasmine DelgadoArt / Performing ArtsAssistant Professor2016-12-05
32Lillian CastanedaEducationProfessor2016-12-04
31Rhonda RodriguezBusiness / EconomicsLecturer2016-12-04
30Marie FrancoisHistoryProfessor2016-12-04
29Kari MossLiberal StudiesLecturer2016-12-04
28John Yudelson CommunicationLecturer2016-12-04
27Julia "Jules" BalénEnglishProfessor2016-12-04
26Brad MonsmaEnglishProfessor2016-12-04
25Robin MitchellHistoryAssistant Professor2016-12-04
24Debra HoffmannLibraryLibrarian2016-12-04
23Simone AloisioChemistryProfessor2016-12-04
22Amy DentonBiologyProfessor2016-12-04
21Sheen RajmairaPolitical ScienceLecturer2016-12-03
20Sean KellyPolitical ScienceProfessor2016-12-03
19Kaia Tollefson EducationProfessor2016-12-03
12Blake GillespieChemistryProfessor2016-12-03
11Brian ThomsComputer Science / ITAssistant Professor2016-12-03

For any questions or concerns, please contact Prof. Blake Gillespie.

If you don't see your verification email and / or wish to expedite signing the pledge, please email Prof. Brian Thoms from your CI email account.