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Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Instructors, alumni receive awards for outstanding teaching

Tisha Cheney

February 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

One of the highest awards given by the university was announced for six faculty members Tuesday. Chosen by the university's Faculty Recognition and Support Committee, President Gayle E. Hutchinson and cabinet recently surprised the 2017-18 winners with their awards, according to a release from Sean...

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Students voice concerns on faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 25, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, News

The California State University faculty plan to strike on April 13, but students still have unanswered questions. Faculty are not satisfied with stagnant wages and are striking if CSU management does not make changes. The California Faculty Association Chico chapter held an open meeting on Feb. 10...

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Features, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student support to help them get better wages before they are forced to go on strike. Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected]gmail.c...

Chico State adopts new background check policy

Chico State adopts new background check policy

Lauren Anderson

October 2, 2015


Filed under Community, News

New student and faculty hires may feel less intimidated by a background check policy change that eliminates the need for fingerprinting and speeds the entire process along. The new policy, Accurate Background, provides a background check online in which the candidate simply fills out a questionnaire,...

Professor office hours requirement reduced

Professor office hours requirement reduced

Carly Plemons

September 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State’s Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures (FPPP) have been revised resulting in the reduction of the required office hours for professors from five to four hours minimum of availability per week. This is due to the inequity between full-time faculty and lecturers. Previously, full-time faculty wer...

Faculty rally demands change

Faculty rally demands change

Michael Catelli

September 20, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

Chico State faculty members of the CSU Employees Union and the California Faculty Association rallied together on Friday to protest poor working conditions. Issues addressed were low salary increases, lack of transparency and abusive conduct in the workplace. “Our goal today was to keep the pre...

Faculty members should stop co-opting personal student stories

Faculty members should stop co-opting personal student stories

Joseph Rogers

April 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don’t know how the topic really came up at the smoking area between Butte and Plumas halls, but there was consensus among the three of us who were discussing it: Faculty members are not entitled to the personal stories of their students. One gentleman, a veteran of Afghanistan, shared that...

Fostering diversity requires more than empty gestures

Fostering diversity requires more than empty gestures

Joseph Rogers

March 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hung on lamp posts throughout the Chico State campus are a series of banners bearing statements on what qualities “Chico State values…” One of these values is excellence. That’s true — it looks good for the administration. Another is diversity, because it also … wait. Seriously? I ...

The importance of Teacher Assistants

Veronica De La Cruz

March 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Teacher Assistants are able to relate to students due to the fact that some of them may still be in school.As students themselves, they understand the pressures and stress that come with being a college student, and their ability to relate to students provides a fun and interesting learning experience. T...

Faculty union elects new president

Faculty union elects new president

Mozes Zarate

January 21, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State’s faculty are under new local leadership as bargaining between the union and California State University continues. Political science department chair Charles Turner was sworn into office as the president of the Chico State chapter of the California Faculty Association at the begi...

Lecturer earns reputable fellowship

Lecturer earns reputable fellowship

Nicholas Carr

December 11, 2013


Filed under News

A faculty member at Chico State has received a fellowship from the American Political Science Association to pursue doctoral studies.Sergio Sanchez, a political science lecturer, will be awarded $4,000 through the association’s Minority Fellows Program, according to a university press release. Sanc...

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