Message from President Harrison: CSUN Proposing Admission Requirement Changes Beginning Fall 2016
For nearly six decades, California State University, Northridge has been a beacon of opportunity for our region. We have educated generations of Californians and launched thousands of successful futures. The university was founded on the principle of access to a high-quality education, and we have stayed true to that foundation.
In recent years, demand for a CSUN education has risen at an incredible rate, while state funding for that education has shrunk. This has created a landscape where more students want to pursue their undergraduate degrees at CSUN than our state and the CSU allows. We have done everything we can to continue to offer a CSUN education to any qualified student, but the CSU system requires — due to the lower level of funding from the state of California — CSUN to not exceed specific enrollment figures
We are at the point where we must change how we manage our enrollment in order to align with the mandate from the CSU system. For this reason, CSUN proposes to implement academic, freshman and transfer-level impaction for undergraduate programs beginning in fall 2016. Read the complete message here.
CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Room to be Named in Honor of Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
The windows in the state-of-the-art rehearsal room of California State University, Northridge’s Valley Performing Arts Center offer a clear view of much of the San Fernando Valley. University officials said they believe it is only right that the room — where many of the performances that appear in the center are shaped — be named for former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who played a key role in the birth and development of what is now one of the Valley’s landmark cultural institutions. Continue reading about Zev Yaroslavsky and VPAC.
California State University, Northridge honored accounting professor and institute director Rafi Efrat in January for his innovative leadership and expansion of the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation. CSUN named Efrat ’89 (Accounting Theory and Practice) as the university’s first Bookstein Chair in Taxation in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Continue reading about Rafi Efrat and the Bookstein Chair.
Helping kids become critical thinkers and lifelong learners is the theme of California State University, Northridge’s next Education on the Edge lecture. Alfie Kohn, who Time magazine called “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores,” will lead a discussion titled “The (Progressive) Schools Our Children Deserve.” Continue reading about the Education on the Edge Lecture.