Enabling Display and Use of Faculty Chosen Name and Pronoun Across Campus and all Digital Environments

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Relations with Local Senates Committee
General Concerns

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has advocated for inclusive college campuses through resolutions, rostrum articles, and presentations;

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges approved Resolution 3.07 F19, which urges “local academic senates to request that their colleges and districts enable the Canvas Name Preference Option and encourage their faculty to use the preferred name option with their students,” but the resolution does not cover faculty chosen name and pronoun in Canvas or other digital environments;

Whereas, The ability for faculty to feel safe and comfortable communicating with students and coworkers electronically is essential to their job function; and

Whereas, The use or display of any name other than chosen name in electronic communication and interaction presents potential harm for faculty just as it does for students;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge local academic senates to work with their colleges and districts to enable faculty chosen first and last names and pronouns in all campus and digital environments, especially within Content Management System (CMS) and email systems.