Provost's Message - July 2022

July 2022

Wishing you well this summer

Hello Beach family,

I hope you are all enjoying a restful and joyful summer. Time is quickly passing, and preparations are underway as we look forward to the 2022-23 academic year.

It is my hope that the summer is providing you with many opportunities to unwind. Now is the time to connect with loved ones and connect with yourself – a time to recharge, reset, and prepare for the prosperous year ahead!

To help with this charge, I encourage you to visit the Self-Care Websites on the Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS) page. There, you will find a plethora of tips, meditations, and wellness practices to help you unplug this summer. In the wise words of Ovid, “Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”

Although I am enjoying the season, I am also eager to welcome you back to campus very soon. Make sure to save the date for our 2022 Annual Convocation to be held on Friday, August 19 from 9-10:30 a.m. More details are to come, but I am certain that this kick-off event will be a great way to start our 22-23 academic year journey together!

Take care and Go Beach!

Karyn Scissum Gunn

Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs

Events and Important Updates

Save the Date: President Jane Close Conoley and Provost Karyn Scissum Gunn cordially invite you to attend the 2022 Annual Convocation Friday, August 19 from 9 -10:30 a.m.

More detailed information to follow.

Other Important Dates:

  • Fall Session 2022 Starts - August 17, 2022
  • First Day of Fall 2022 classes - August 22, 2022

COVID-19 Protocols

Masks are required indoors in these circumstances:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, masks are required in classrooms and labs, Student Health Center, childcare centers, public transit, small offices, and conference rooms.
  • For individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
  • When receiving one-on-one, in-person, close-contact services.

For Students - Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, or suspect they may be positive but have yet to test, can fill out this form to notify Student Health Services.

New Process for Faculty & Staff - Introducing Sick-let

  • The pre-screening chicklet is no longer required before coming to campus.
  • Instead, employees should immediately report any illness to their administrative services manager (ASM) through sick-let.
  • Sick-let is the new illness reporting chicklet for faculty and staff, located in the CSULB single sign-on (SSO).
  • Request to teach temporarily in Alternative Modes of Instruction (AMI) will be included as part of the sick-let.

It is vital that confirmed or suspected positive cases of COVID-19 are reported as quickly as possible to support health officials in their response.

Visit the COVID-19 website for the latest updates.

News and Updates

Use the Ask Elbee Chatbox to Get 24/7 Enrollment Services Support

Have questions related to admissions, financial aid, scholarships, or processes that impact your student record? Visit Enrollment Services and use the Ask Elbee chatbot in the bottom right corner of the screen. For additional support, call 562-985-5471 to talk the Beach Central team (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST, Monday - Friday).

Update Your Emergency Contacts

As we return to campus this fall, don’t forget to review and/or update your emergency contact information in MyCSULB Student Center (under Personal Information).


ATS Teaching and Learning Symposium - Friday, July 29 | 8:30am-12:30pm  | LA4, Room 120 |  Details and Registration

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to this in-person and virtual, HyFlex event to share what we've all learned from remote teaching, working, and learning and what we envision for the upcoming academic year. 

Canvas Feedback Forum Fridays - July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 12  | Times vary |  Details and Registration

Join ATS at one of our Feedback Forum Fridays for an open discussion on all things Canvas. We want to hear your suggestions or questions to help guide our campus implementation. 

Hyflex Instructional Techniques Program - August 1-14 | Registration Deadline: July 31 |  Details and Registration

Follow ATS on Twitter here for more updates.

View CSULB On-Campus COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Services information here.

Visit My Turn California, for more on vaccines and where to get them.


The Grunion Gazette:

Where the money goes

Academic Affairs Accolades and In The News

Grants and Gifts

  • Johnson, Amber. Black Health Equity Collaborative. Health Science. CHHS. City of Long Beach via NIH. $100,000. (May 2022 - May 2023)
  • Kuo, Margaret Gloria Ricci Lothrop Fellowship. History. CLA. The Huntington Library. $3,500. (May 2022 - May 31, 2022)
  • Macias, Heather. Collaborative Research: Broadening Inclusive Participation in Artificial Intelligence Undergraduate Education for Social Good Using A Situated Learning Approach. Teacher Education. CED. NSF. $68,822. (June 2022 - May 2025)
  • O'Brien, Thomas. METRANS University Transportation Center. Center for International Trade & Transportation. CPIE. USC via U.S. Dept of Transportation. $39,528. (November 2016 - September 2022)
  • Robertson, Curglin. Upward Bound Program I (Long Beach & Paramount) Trio & Migrant Programs. SA. U.S. Department of Education. $658,888. (June 2022 - May 2023)
  • Robertson, Curglin. Upward Bound Program 2 (Compton & Gardena). Trio & Migrant Programs. SA. U.S. Department of Education. $366,048. (September 2022 - August 2023)
  • Saadeh, Shadi. City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC) National Center for Transportation,Grn Tech & Ed. COE. The Regents of the University of California via SJSU via State of CA. $17,478. (July 2021 - December 2023)
  • Treesukosol, Yada. Physiological mechanisms underlying alterations in diet preference. Psychology. CLA. NIH - NIGMS. $147,393. (April 2022 - March 2024)
  • Urizar, Guido Intergenerational Effects of Stress among Low-Income Pregnant Mothers & their Infants. Psychology. CLA. NIH - NIGMS. $147,460. (June 2022 - March 2026)
  • Whitcraft, Christine. Assessing the effects of sediment augmentation and active planting at the Seal Beach wetland. Biological Sciences. CNSM. Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (SWIA). $12,271. (April 2015 - September 2022)
  • Yang, Yu. RUI: Global Optimization of Chance-Constrained Programming for Reliable Process Design. Chemical Engineering. COE. NSF. $96,171. (June 2022 - May 2025)
  • Yeh, Henry. ZEV Training Program for Communities and Business. Electrical Engineering. COE. California Energy Commission. $499,908. (May 2022 - March 2026)

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