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.
- When Words Flail [February, '14]
- Assessment: Whither? [February, '14]
- Response to History Matters [December, '13]
- Response to Latest [December, '13]
- Of Trojan Horses, Centers, and Slings and Arrows [November, '13]
- Wake up to a Dream [September, '13]
- Without a plan and these days possibly with one [July, '13]
Mandatory Foreign Travel Insurance
Provost's Foreign Travel Insurance Memo [January '14]
Detailed information can be viewed on the Risk Management website:
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
- College of Business and Economics
- Michael D. Eisner College of Education
- College of Engineering and Computer Science
- College of Health and Human Development
- College of Humanities
- College of Science and Mathematics
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Tseng College of Extended Learning
- Student Affairs