The Provost's Message - May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016
Provost Lynn Mahoney

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee (SPCC) hosted four town hall meetings, as well as office hours, to share their draft strategic plan with the University community. I am grateful to everyone who has taken time to participate in a town hall, and who has shared their input thus far. If you have yet to read the draft strategic plan, I encourage you to visit the Strategic Planning Website to review the draft and offer your feedback, comments, and questions. We will be accepting feedback on the Strategic Plan through Friday, June 10. The final version of the strategic plan will be presented to the University at Convocation in August.

I hope you enjoy your three-day weekend and take a moment to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. The SALUTE National Veterans Honor Society chapter at Cal State LA and the Veterans Resource Center are hosting a Memorial Day ceremony in the University Student Plaza on Tuesday, May 31, at 12:15 p.m.

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What percentage of Cal State LA freshman responded, "“Very much" or "Quite a bit"when asked "how much instructors have provided prompt and detailed feedback on tests or completed assignments”?

Answer can be found at the end of this message.


Pilot Program: Cal State LA's Prison BA Degree
Students at Lancaster State Prison will have an opportunity to enroll in a Communication Studies BA program that will offer two courses a semester (including summers). Students who are released prior to completing their degree will be enrolled as Cal State LA students if they wish to continue their education on our campus.

Starting in fall 2018, we anticipate receiving students from Antelope Valley College, which is offering an AA degree in business on-site at Lancaster State Prison. Once students have an AA degree, it will take them approximately three years to complete the BA program. For more information about Cal State LA’s BA Degree initiative, please contact Taffany Lim.

Read more about the Opportunity Institute.

Congratulations to Denise Herz Banner

Congratulations to Dr. Denise Herz who will serve as the interim associate dean in the College of Health and Human Services beginning July 1, 2016. Denise received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Herz joined the faculty in the School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics in 2002. In 2012, she became the Director of the School, which has flourished under her leadership. Dr. Herz has shown outstanding leadership skills and the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics is now one of the finest programs in the College of Health and Human Services.





Answer: C 75% (Compared to 63% average CSU wide). From the National Survey of Student Engagement 2014.

You can read more in the National Survey of Student Engagement 2014.




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