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Provost’s Message

Believing is Seeing:
The Undoing of CSU, From Within

Like CA, CSU revels in generous ideals but recoils from confronting how to support them. Denial cripples planning; change comes as crisis. There are solutions; they require vision and pragmatism and leadership.

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Mandatory Foreign Travel Insurance

Provost's Foreign Travel Insurance Memo [January '14]

Detailed information can be viewed on the Risk Management website:

Foreign Travel Insurance

Theme: Minding, Mining, Mending, Mapping.

UCLA Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2011

TEDxUCLA has a series 18 minute featured speakers, as well as an assortment of 10 minute talks on the above topic. Watch TEDxUCLA on YouTube - Harry Hellenbrand

Think Tank computers around Earth

Coffee with the President

Can't Get No Respect: The Comprehensive Public University

Before a person signs on to be a provost or academic vice president, I advise cladestine activity. Do not comb your hair. Don a stained sweat suit. Wear sandals, no socks. (When I started out the door incognito, my wife vetoed the look. She said, sorry, not a disguise. Try something clean.) Anyway, head for a coffee house near the target campus. Look for people who are dressed the same way. If they each look over both shoulders before leaning in to whisper, they are wary, with grudges.

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Academic Technology: Where are we going, where have we been?

When we discuss academic technology these days, we tend to focus on two issues, accessibility and Learning Management Systems (LMS). In this essay I focus on the latter. At CSUN we have narrowed the meaning of LMS inadvertently. We think of LMS as a self-enclosed suite of digital files that occupy hardware the way water fills a glass.

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Planning Guidelines

The reason that we plan annually is to clarify our collective intentions for CSUN. We do so by evaluating the consequences of past actions and by projecting future trends and needs.

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Academic Planning 2014 - 15

We need a realistic understanding of the university, if we are to develop a meaningful vision and plan. Experience of the past ten years yields important insights. We can expect, over the next ten years:

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Division/College Plan