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Weekly Wednesday Message
July 23, 2014

Did You Know?

Dean Forouzan GolshaniCollege of Engineering Dean Forouzan Golshani was recently appointed to advise the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace chaired by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).

“My interactions with this committee of experts will enable us to align our academic and educational objectives with the state’s highest needs,” Dr. Golshani said. “I don’t see my role as that of an advocate specifically for just the university. The advisory committee must make sound recommendations for all the region. Generally, I see this committee as an advisory committee to bridge the area of technology with the area of setting policy. That is a powerful mix. If there is an opportunity to help engineering colleges at CSUs and UCs, that is an added benefit.”

Data Security Training Email

The campus has rolled out CSU Data Security and Privacy Training to most employees via an email from SkillSoft (TrainingNotifications@calstate.edu), the third-party vendor hired by the Chancellor’s Office to conduct the training.

Please note that this is a legitimate email that contains the hyperlink and instructions on how to access the online training.

The training is designed to provide guidance on securing university information assets. It will also help you safeguard your personal information and will cover the following topics:

  • Why data security is important at our campus
  • What is private information
  • Tips to safeguard physical and virtual information
  • How to respond to requests for private information
  • Document destruction procedures
  • What to do if you suspect a security breach

For more information, please contact Gene Wohlgezogen at Gene.Wohlgezogen@csulb.edu or extension 5-4862.

Register for a BeachBoard Workshop

Find out “What’s Improved in BeachBoard” at a workshop being held on one of the following dates:

  • July 24
  • August 4
  • August 11
  • August 19

Get an early start to setting up your class in BeachBoard with one of the “How to Get Started in BeachBoard” workshops:

  • July 31
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 18

Discover CSULB's Active Learning Classrooms

Faculty have several opportunities in August to learn more about CSULB’s interactive, student-centered active learning classrooms (ALC).  Active learning classrooms offer:

  • Cooperative learning environments that encourage student collaboration and peer teaching
  • Technology that allows students to easily present work for review by peers and instructors
  • Furniture designed to facilitate student group work
  • The ability for instructors to interact with students during activities

To learn more, register now for one of these workshops:

  • ALC Open House - Wednesday, August 6, 11 am to 12 pm, AS-235
  • ALC Open House - Wednesday, August 13, 3 to 4 pm, AS-235
  • Best Practices for Teaching in Active Learning Classrooms - Thursday, August 21, 10 am to 12 pm, AS-235

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