An arbitrator assigned to the case of Eric Canin, a Cal State Fullerton lecturer who was involved in physical altercation with a student protester this past winter, has found that his conduct warranted a two-month suspension.
While the University had instead been pursuing Dr. Canin’s termination, we note that the arbitrator concurred with the University’s investigation in finding that Dr. Canin acted improperly.
The sanction imposed by the arbitrator is final and binding, and concludes a process required by the collective bargaining agreement with the California Faculty Association.
The University will continue to vigorously support the free and open exchange of ideas on our campus. It is unacceptable to respond with violence to speech with which we disagree.
Jeffrey D. Cook
Chief Communications Officer
California State University, Fullerton