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Provost's Message - November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021
In the 2021 issue of Quest, discover how Noah Golden is supporting the need for individualized educational experiences and Lacey Lennon is exploring familial stories through photography.
There are also stories about the human heart including Ga-Young Kelly Suh’s work to digitally map the essential organ and Amber Johnson’s research on the connection between Black Women, discrimination, and cardiovascular disease. 
We are excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural President-Provost 2021 Faculty Research Awards to promote Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (FRA-EDI). 
Thank you to all who submitted proposals for this inaugural program. To view the full list grant recipients and their projects,

Go Beach! 

News and Updates

CSULB was recognized for the Inaugural Fulbright HSI Leaders Initiative by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


Our campus is named one of the top 35 institutions as a Fulbright HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institutions) Leader.

Learn more about this recognition.



Interested in Academic Affair's spring repopulation efforts?


For up-to-date updates and information on Academic Continuity during COVID, visit here. Utilize SSO to access the Repopulation FAQ for Academic Affairs.


For more campus wide information, visit the

university's COVID-19 website.



Registration is now open for the winter session of ATS’ Instructional Technology Foundations professional development program. This program is designed for faculty who are new to CSULB or have not completed previous ATS programs related to Alternative Modes of Instruction (remote/online/hybrid/hyflex). Dates are January 3 -28, 2022


ATS offers Mobile Teaching Kits available by reservation to enable faculty to teach remotely from any location with a wi-fi connection. Kits include iPads, tripods (standing and tabletop), speakers, headphones, and a carrying case.



Ask Elbee Chatbot for 24/7 Enrollment Services Support

Have a question related to admissions, financial aid, scholarships, or general processes that our impact students? Visit and use the Ask Elbee chatbot in the bottom right corner of the screen.


The new 2022–23 FAFSA form is here! Encourage students to apply as soon as possible.


CSULB recognizes that some students and families may have had their finances impacted by the global pandemic last year. Encourage students to apply for 2021-2022 Financial Aid Appeal if applicable.



Interested in helping support students? Want to know more about student resources on campus?


DSA now has an available BEACH Crisis Text Line - Text BEACH to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, and reach a counselor for support. This is for students and friends, faculty/staff, and parents/families acting in support of students. Connect with a confidential counselor 24/7.


Check out the Beach Wellness website for this and other student resources on campus.



Watch this video about the newly renovated Horn Center!


The Horn Center has been recently renovated to now include features such as

ten new active learning classrooms, two large capacity lecture halls,

additional all-gender restrooms and more!


More about the center.



COVID - 19 Booster Shots Available for Staff and Faculty

Recently, the three major COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) were recently approved for booster shots.


If you wish to receive your booster shot on campus, you may do so at the clinic outside the university bookstore, which is operated by the City of Long Beach. Their clinic is open Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted, but you are encouraged to schedule an appointment here.



Interested to know more about recent Academic Affairs communications sent to CSULB students?


To view the November Provost Message (Undergraduate Student Edition), click here.


To view the November Provost Message (Graduate Student Edition), click here.



Equity in Action Grant Requesting Proposals


The Network’s Equity in Action Grant Program seeks to invest resources back into the system to identify, understand, and disrupt inequities, as well as focusing on opportunities for students to learn, engage, progress, and complete courses on time.


View the request for proposals here


Kickoff of the 24th Annual Bob Rodgers Cherishing Children Toy Drive!


Staff Council is officially kicking off the 24th Annual Bob Rodgers Cherishing the Children Toy Drive!


Toys and gift cards will be collected through Friday, December 10th to culminate with Staff Council’s December meeting from 8-10:30am and the Holiday Cart Parade at 11am.


For more information, contact:, 



Mark your calendars for CSULB Giving Tuesday November 30!


This #GivingTuesday helps the Beach make a greater impact!


No matter the size, every gift meets a need and is at the heart of student success. 


Discount for Staff for the Carpenter Center


As a CSULB faculty or staff member, save $10 per ticket when you use promo code CSULB10 at checkout. View our lineup of upcoming performances at


Campus ID must be shown at the door. Offer is good for all Carpenter Center 2021-2022 season shows excluding Cabaret, limit 2 discounted tickets per event. Not valid with any other offer. Artists and performance dates subject to change.


#IAmFirstGen Event Series


Share with your students the #IAmFirstGen First Generation College Student series events this month to celebrate the experience of first-gen college students.


For event details, click here.


Visit the DSA website for year-round events and resources for first-gen college students.


37th Annual Alumni Faculty Staff Virtual Event


Join us as we kick off the holidays with an exclusive virtual shopping event for Alumni, Faculty and Staff. We are extending our traditional one-day event to a week-long celebration of online discounts!  Virtual Holiday shopping at 20% - 50% off.

Don't miss these special deals! For more information, click here.

For questions or more information about this event contact


Academic Affairs Accolades and In the News

Donna M. Binkiewicz - The Saga of my Portuguese family in Hawaii - Portuguese American Journal


Tom O'Brien - CSULB expert comments on port supply chain issues - Orange County Breeze


Richard Behl - Coastal Erosion and Climate Change Story Features CSULB Expert - KQUED


Oliver Wang - CSULB Professor Weighs in on Role of Food and Culture - Los Angeles Times


Kim Wyman - Biden Administration Selects CSULB Alumna to Lead Department on Election Security - NPR


Robert A. Kleinhenz - Economy is Recovering says CSULB Lecturer - Daily Bulletin


Space flight takes turn toward accessibility at Long Beach zero-gravity flight - Press Telegram


CSULB recieves $10 Million grant for public health program - Long Beach Post


Grants and Gifts

Kline-Crockett, Megan. Voices for Justice - ACLB. Carpenter Performing Arts Center. COTA. Arts Council for Long Beach. $4,000 (October 2020 - September 2021)


Yeh, Henry. Advanced UAVE Platform for Overhead Inspections of Electric Grid Assets - Phase I Feasibility Study. Electrical Engineering. COE. Aerospace Corporation. $50,000.00. (October 2021 - June 2022)


Hanley, Gerry. Scaling the Impact of the HBCU Affordable Learning Community and Open Library in Higher Education Psychology. CLA. Tennesse State University via NSF. $72,853. (August 2021 - September 2022)


O'Brien, Thomas. Caltrans Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). CITT. CPIE. California Dept. of Transportation. $870,000. (September 2021 - August 2024)


Alaei, Kamiar. The PHIT Workforce Development Program. Health Sciences. CHHS. Office of National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) - DHHS. $9,999,316. (September 2021 - September 2022)


Klima, Kerry. California State University Long Beach GEAR UP Program. TRIO & Migrant Programs. SAUS. Department of Education. $8,682,800. (October 2021 - September 2028)


Achola, Edwin. Facilitating Culturally Responsive Transition Services & Supports: (FACTSS). Advance Studies in Education and Counseling. CED. US Department of Education. $1,249,728. (October 2021 - September 2026)


Kim, Barbara. Project Resilience: Improving Post-Pandemic AAPI Student Wellness and Fostering Career Pathways at the Beach. Asian & American Studies. CLA. US Department of Education. $1,460,110. (October 2021 - September 2026)


Powers, Kristin. Multicultural Secondary Transition Services for Students with High Needs Disabilities. Advance Studies in Education and Counseling. CED. US Department of Education. $249,988 (December 2018 - December 2023)


Richards-Tutor, Cara. Interdisciplinary Training for Effective Culturally Responsive Tiered Behavior Intervention and Supports for CLD Youth with Disabilities. Advance Studies in Education and Counseling. CED. US Department of Education. $250,000. (November 2019 - October 2024)


Hagans, Kristi. Interdisciplinary Training to Advance Implementation of Tier 3 Academic Supports for CLD Youth with Disabilities. Advance Studies in Education and Counseling. CED. US Department of Education. $249,545. (December 2018 - November 2023)


Achola, Edwin. Culturally Responsive Transition Support in School Counseling and Special Education (CREST). Advance Studies in Education and Counseling. CED. US Department of Education. $249,994. (January 2019 - December 2023)


Mark, Ron. Principled Policing Courses Curriculum Updates. Center for Criminal Justice Research & Training. CHHS. Commission on POST. $19,953. (September 2021 - June 2022) Aliasgari, Mehrdad. Center for Inclusive Computing. Computer Engineering & Computer Science. COE. Northeastern University. $499,983. (October 2021 - October 2023)


Johnson, Amber. Black Health Equity Collaborative. Health Sciences. CHHS. City of Long Beach via CARES Act. $38,500. (March 2020 - December 2021)


Crutchfield, Rashida. Evaluation of Innovative Rapid Re-Housing Supports Program. Social Work. CHHS. Angell Foundation. $200,000. (October 2021 - September 2023)


Farmer, Gail. Accessible Warning Systems for Persons with Disabilities - USGS ShakeAlert Program. Health Sciences. CHHS. United States Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center (USGS). $20,438. (October 2021 - September 2022)


Crutchfield, Rashida. Qualitative Food Insecurity Research. Social Work. CHHS. Rancho Santiago Community College District. $300,000. (October 2021 - December 2023)


Malm, Aili. Contra Costa Holistic Intervention Partnership (HIP) Evaluation. Criminal Justice. CHHS. Contra Costa Public Defender's Office. $56,323. (October 2021 - September 2022)


O'Brien, Thomas. METRANS University Transportation Center. CITT. CPIE. University of Southern California via US. Dept. of Transportation. $323,899. (November 2016 - September 2022)


O'Brien, Thomas. Waterborne Competitiveness: U.S. and Foreign Investments in Inland Waterways. Center for International Trade & Transportation. CPIE. Eno Center for Transportation. $10,000. (June 2021 - June 2022)


Halim, May Ling. Play and Learning Across a Year (PLAY). Psychology. CLA. New York University via NIH. $9,660. (June 2020 - May 2022)


Marcus, Richard. California Global Education Project at CSU Long Beach. International Studies Program. CLA. UC Office of the President (UCOP). $37,500. (July 2021 - June 2022)

Sciortino, Antonella. MESA College Prep Program. College of Engineering. COE. UC Office of the President (UCOP). $180,000. (July 2020 - June 2023)


Events and Important Updates

General Events:

Faculty Center Professional Development Workshops


COVID-19 Pre-Screen Questionnaire - All faculty and staff must complete this questionnaire before any and every visit to campus. The questionnaire is accessed via CSULB Single Sign On by clicking on the COVID-19 Pre-Screen chicklet.


The next Provost’s Message will be December 15. Items for the upcoming message must be submitted by Friday, December 10 at 5:00 pm to in order to be included. All submissions must include a hyperlink with a title.