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Faculty Members at San Francisco City College Camp Outside Admin Building to Protest Layoffs

Faculty Members at San Francisco City College Camp Outside Admin Building to Protest Layoffs

“Camp-out organizers told NBC Bay Area they began occupying the steps in front of the building Tuesday and spent their first night as a way to draw attention to their concerns.”

The article actually says the faculty members are “occupying” an area outside the building. This is the mainstreaming of a left wing concept.

NBC News Bay Area reports:

SF City College Faculty Members Protest Layoffs

San Francisco City College faculty members took action Wednesday to show their discontent regarding layoffs.

A group of faculty members said they won’t stand for layoffs and occupied the space outside of an administration building to urge trustee members to reconsider laying off a number of full-time and part-time staff members.

Camp-out organizers told NBC Bay Area they began occupying the steps in front of the building Tuesday and spent their first night as a way to draw attention to their concerns.

According to the organizers, in February CCSF trustees voted to cut out hundreds of fully enrolled classes and layoff 218 full-time and part-time faculty. They said a final vote is expected this week.

Participants of the camp-out said if the layoffs move forward, the students of this institution are the ones who lose.

“We’ve already seen cuts to 30% of our classes in the last three years here at city college,” explained Adele Failes-Carpenter, Women and Gender Studies instructor at CCSD, “and we know a lot of students have been pushed out of the classes they need, have been waitlisted, have had to go to mother institutions and we don’t want to see more of that.”

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Ah yes, the top heavy universities can’t possibly survive without deputy sub assistants to the the sub assistant to the Diversity Inclusion and Equity (DIE) department….

And others, of course. Look at the rate of administrative growth to that of faculty for all these institutions of maleducation.

Yes, it’s real mystery. Why aren’t people being attracted to San Francisco? The atmosphere alone should bring in tons of students.

daniel_ream | May 7, 2022 at 4:36 pm

Adele Failes-Carpenter, Women and Gender Studies instructor at CCSD, “and we know a lot of students have been pushed out of the classes they need

The word “need” is doing a lot of heavy lifting in that sentence.

Most of the college’s departments seem to be fairly useful—–
https://www.ccsf.edu/academics/schools

Until you get to the School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies & Social Justice:
https://www.ccsf.edu/academics/schools/social-sciences-behavioral-sciences-ethnic-studies-social-justice

You could probably keep Social Studies (they call them “Social Sciences,” which is an oxymoron) and psychology, and do away with the rest of these departments, including all the grievance “studies.” That should eliminate enough faculty to meet the budget, and it would keep students from wasting their time and money on useless crapola.

    Dimsdale in reply to OldProf2. | May 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    The make themselves relevant by making gender/race studies a core requirement, which they would have to do, since nobody would willingly take the courses except at gunpoint.

Those who can’t do, teach.

Those who can’t teach, teach gym (or gender studies)

Those who can’t teach gym (GS), inspect buildings.

I guess some of those people were behind another SF success story, Millenium Towers, where it turns out, math WAS important.

The Gentle Grizzly | May 8, 2022 at 8:43 am

It sounds like the professors have moved from the fantasy world of the faculty lounge to the real world of the free market. Nobody wants your courses.

    henrybowman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 8, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    I get this “mental visual” of ivory tower denizens choosing to “camp out” in open, unprotected spaces in a city whose open spaces are the territory of the mentally and philosophically disturbed. Because, what could possibly go wrong, and am I a bad person for hoping for it?

      healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | May 9, 2022 at 1:39 am

      It’s not even necessary. Think about the utter futility of trying to protest their way out of not getting fired. In what world does that ever turn out well for anyone who’s not pointing and laughing?

      Or for another amusement, assume the faculty protesting are not the ones getting fired. So, they somehow succeed in preventing the firing of other faculty only to find out that they themselves are now next on the chopping block.