Message from the President


The Cal State LA faculty is dedicated to the success of our students and the excellence of our academic programs, both key elements in the university's contribution to the public good. Faculty members are central to the development and evolution of Cal State L.A. as a hub of learning and engagement. This handbook is a vital document, containing the policies that reflect and allow for meaningful participation in the governance of the university.

A careful review of the principles, policies, and practices explained in this handbook is essential, to help assure that we remain a strong and vibrant university and continue to enhance our collegiality. With a clear and well-informed understanding of the roles and responsibilities that comprise campus governance, the faculty supply the crucial and welcome voice that guides the university to even greater distinction and achievement.

William A. Covino