“to have ‘dialogue’ with faculty and students”
Is this the beginning of a new pointless administrator class like the diversity administrators?
Campus Reform reports:
College seeks paid social justice activist
The University of California, Santa Cruz is seeking to pay a social justice activist from outside of the UCSC community to have “dialogue” with faculty and students.
The person chosen to fill the new “Activist-in-Residence” position will receive part-time independent contractor status, work 9-10 hours per week, and receive a $4,000 stipend for the academic quarter. He or she will also be eligible to obtain up to $1,000 to fund research, according to the program description.
UCSC’s Research Center for the Americas (RCA) is launching the program with the objective of offering access to university research resources to students and faculty in order to facilitate “social justice oriented work” that aligns with the mission of the center.
“The RCA understands the identity of ‘activist’ to be defined broadly,” the center explains. “An activist can be an artist, a community change maker, an educator, and/or a community advocate. An activist is someone who is committed to social change, to progressive reform, and to strengthening our local community.”
Candidates must have a track record of dedication to social justice efforts and must currently or recently have worked for a community or government organization that aids poor, immigrant, and racial minority communities. Applicants are asked to submit a resume, a 500-word personal statement, and references.
Other goals of the program include faculty and student interaction through “artist/activist” workshops and class visits, as well as promoting scholarship in areas such as “the well-being of the Chicanx/Latinx and immigrant communities” and “the social inclusion of multiple marginalized communities.”
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