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Provost's Message

September 19, 2018

A Message From Provost Jersky

Provost Brian Jersky

Dear Campus Community,

At convocation, President Conoley and I detailed our two-year plan for Beach 2030. We expanded on how the campus will transform for the two-day event on November 14-15, Imagine Beach 2030. Each college and division will soon announce their exciting Beach 2030 opportunities that I know will encourage discussion, dialogue and debate.

Our hope is that these events leading up to Imagine, as well as the event itself, will highlight the importance of everyone’s voice. We want all who care about our campus to share their thoughts during this time. Between now and Imagine, already planned efforts on campus will have a Beach 2030 aspect to them.

WASC LogoWhile I want our attention to center on Beach 2030, we have another equally important initiative concurrently happening on campus. As I briefly mentioned during convocation, our WASC accreditation (now known as WSCUC) is in the process of being renewed.  

What makes this method so unique is the pathway for our 10-year accreditation visit. Traditionally WSCUC asks institutions to follow a specific long-form review process, including nine components of the self-study, and an offsite review. Our process will provide the same essential elements, but will be streamlined and centered on our three core tenets: inclusive excellence, intellectual achievement and public good. We are one of only 10 campuses that have been approved to take this alternative route.

This groundbreaking accreditation technique is called Thematic Pathway Reaffirmation (TPR).  What we hope to gain is a deeper affirmation of our core tenets, but also a comprehensive plan that includes all who call CSULB their home.

Much like Beach 2030, our WSCUC accreditation needs our campus to engage. Over the next month, WSCUC teams and sub themes will be formed. This will guide how you can be involved in the process. Be on the lookout.

It is an exciting time, and I am looking forward to seeing how our campus can come together and positively affect change for our collective future.

Go Beach!

Brian Jersky
Provost and Senior Vice President


News

Academic Affairs News

In Memoriam

Dr. Carolyn Bremer passed away on September 2, 2018. Dr. Bremer was the Associate Director of Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and taught composition.

Dr. Elbert W. Segelhorst has passed away. He was a professor of economics in the College of Liberal Arts.

Grants

Marissa Hansen. Randomized Controlled Trials to Test Interventions for Frequent Utilizers of Multiple Health, Criminal Justice, and Social Service Systems. City of Long Beach. CHHS. Social Work. Total Award:$109,997. (April 2018 - March 2021)

Prashanth Jaikumar. RUI: Probing Quark Matter through Compact Star Oscillations and Instabilitie. National Science Foundation. CNSM. Physics and Astronomy. Total Award: $60,000. (July 2016 - June 2019)

Ron Mark. POST Certified Law Enforcement Management Course. Commission on POST. CHHS. Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training. Total Award: $349,782. (July 2018 - June 2019)

Ron Mark. Executive Development Course (EDC). Commission on POST. CHHS. Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training. Total Award: $176,180. (July 2018 - June 2019)

Ron Mark. Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI). Commission on POST. CHHS. Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training. Total Award: $843,321. (July 2018 - June 2019)

Mahdi Yoozbashizadeh. Additive Manufacturing for Metallic Parts Fabrication. DENSO. COE. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Total Award: $50,000. (June 2018 - May 2019)

Laura D'Anna. Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach Learning and Evaluation Project. Community Partners. CHHS. Center for Health Equity Research. Total Award: $62,500. (July 2018 - June 2019)

Christine Whitcraft. Nutrient Monitoring Proposal. Southwest Wetland Interpretive Association (SWIA). CNSM. Biological Sciences. Total Award: $3,677. (July 2016 - June 2020)

Ehsan Barjasteh. Fast-Cure Composite Tooling. Airtech. COE. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Total Award: $10,000. (May 2018 - December 2018)

Forouzan Golshani. Collaborative Research - PHD Projects. Air Force Research Laboratory. COE. COE Administration. Total Award: $50,000. (May 2018 - May 2019)

Lisa MartinHansen. Bellflower USD Professional Development Program. Bellflower Union School District. CNSM. Science Education. Total Award: $54,200. (June 2018 - May 2019)

Lisa MartinHansen. Nuffer Elementary STEAM Summer Day Camp & Geoscience Concepts tied to Biology. Norwalk. CNSM. Science Education. Total Award: $30,197. (June 2018 - May 2019)

Klaus Hagedorn. CSULA Ion Chromatography Analysis. CSULA. CNSM. Geological Sciences. Total Awards: $10,000. (June 2018 - June 2019)

The next Provost’s Message will be published on Wednesday, October 17. Items for the upcoming message should be submitted by Friday, October 12, to aa-communication@csulb.edu.