CSULA Emeriti Association Faculty Biography Project
The Cal State L.A. Emeriti Association's executive committee has begun a faculty biography project in order to document and showcase the accomplishments of the Cal State L.A. faculty, and to provide a "grassroots" history of the faculty of the campus. The executive committee believes this project will be of importance and interest to the active and retired campus community and encourages the participation of all emeriti faculty.
Emeriti wishing to participate should download and fill in the Biography Questionnaire and send it to the project coordinator, Dimitri Margaziotis, as described at the end of the Questionnaire. The project coordinator will edit the information and prepare a biography suitable for publication on our association's web site. The edited biography will be sent back to the faculty member for final approval prior to posting. Completed biographies are added to the web site as they become available. Participants may submit changes to their information as their needs dictate.
Information provided on the Biography Questionnaire, at the discretion of the faculty member participating, includes identifying information, biographical information, and commentary. The identifying information includes name, department, appointment and retirement dates, academic rank, name of spouse or partner, names of children, and number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Biographical information includes education, teaching experience, honors and awards, administrative, business, professional experience, and up to 10 publications. Space is also provided for a one-half to one page "personal commentary." If a participant wishes to include material in addition to what is suggested by the form (e.g. an extended list of activities, publications, etc.) the participant may provide a separate electronic document and a link to it will be included on the biography.
The project is modeled after a similar project at San Jose State University , where the first biography project resulted in a book of the biographies of retired faculty from that campus, published in 1997. The SJSU emeriti association began a second project in 2009, with the forms published on the association's website at http://www.sjsu.edu/emeritusfaculty/MemberBios/