Whereas, The Southwestern Community College faculty and students have received reprimands and disciplinary action for expressing their views regarding budgetary cuts made by the State of California and the Board of Trustees at Southwestern Community College; and
Whereas, Freedom of speech is a fundamental right guaranteed in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges support Southwestern Community College faculty and students and stand in solidarity with those faculty and students; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges recognize the fundamental right of faculty and students to meet publicly, to discuss issues of public and institutional concern, and to debate, to dissent, or to disapprove actions and recommendations made by the State of California, the local Board of Trustees, and the local administration.
MSU Disposition: Local Senates
This is a core principle of faculty and the Senate and will be communicated continuously in future conversations.