October 18, 2016
As many know, the California State University system has pledged to make dramatic increases in its graduation rates by 2025, in particular improving the two-year graduation rate for transfer students and the four-year rate for freshmen. Degree attainment is one of our state’s pressing social justice issues and no university is better poised to meet this challenge than Cal State LA.
We will launch the WASC Reaccreditation process next month under the leadership of Dean Karin Elliott Brown. The Steering Committee is in the process of being formed and calls will go out by the end of the month for faculty representatives for the five Essay Writing Teams. Once the WASC teams have been formed and the reaccreditation process firmly launched, we will send out a call for faculty, staff and student representatives for the five Strategic Planning Consultative Groups: Engagement, Service, and the Public Good,An Inclusive Campus, Graduation 2025, Student Life, and A Great Place to Work. There will be plenty of opportunities for participation—keep your eyes out for future emails and updates.
We are in the midst of searches for three critical positions: dean of the Charter College of Education, vice provost for Diversity & Engaged Learning and Chief Diversity Officer for Academic and Student Life, and associate vice president for Faculty Affairs. All members of the university community will have an opportunity to meet every finalist at a university forum. Please put a hold on the tentative dates listed below, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., to meet the candidates. We will post information on our website as it becomes available.
Thank you to all who did RSVP to our Faculty Happy Hour in celebration of our successful conversion to semesters and the passing of 10th week. There's still time to let us know if you're attending. It takes place on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7 pm in Golden Eagle Ballrooms 2 and 3. Please contact the Office of the Provost if you didn't receive your invitation.
Contact the Office of the Provost with your comments and submissions.