100 Day Listening Tour Report

  • 100 Day Listening Tour Report: President Erika D. Beck

100 Day Listening Tour Report

PRESIDENT BECK'S 100-DAY LISTENING TOUR REPORT

The President’s Listening Tour report includes an overview of the themes that emerged in President Beck’s first 100 days of listening and learning, as well as some of her initial reflections.

President Beck smiling.

Letter From The President:
100-Day Listening Report


As a core value, I believe in leading through listening, and over the course of thousands of conversations in these first 100 days, I have seen incontrovertible evidence of what makes CSUN such a special place.

Letter From The President:
100-Day Listening Report
A diverse group of students hanging out.

Standing in Our Values of Equity, Inclusion, and Justice


Across every corner of the university, I heard a singular commitment to serving a richly diverse student population across every dimension of identity and lived experience and a deep pride in CSUN’s history of advancing racial and social justice.

STANDING IN OUR VALUES OF EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE
President Beck with a female student in Commencement robes.

A Clear Commitment to the Overall Success of Our Students


Throughout my discussions on campus, I heard an unwavering commitment to our students and their success. I heard about the teaching and learning exchange in our classrooms, labs, studios, and distributed throughout the campus that have led to greater student engagement.

A CLEAR COMMITMENT TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS
Smiling teacher in class.

A Solid Foundation
of Academic Excellence


My conversations with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members were replete with reflections on the extraordinary quality of our academic programs, research, scholarly, and creative endeavors.

A SOLID FOUNDATION
OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Native Indian dancers.

Shaping Our Culture
and Fostering Community


Another theme I heard throughout our conversations centered on a profound sense of community and esprit de corps. I saw many instances of colleagues celebrating the good work of their peers and showing up to support one another in challenging times.

SHAPING OUR CULTURE
AND FOSTERING COMMUNITY
Masked Students intent in the lab.

Disruptive
Thinking


In every corner of the campus and in celebration of colleagues, in pedagogical approaches, in our research and scholarly activities, and in the pandemic pivot to virtual learning, I heard of the innovative and creative practices being implemented across the campus.

DISRUPTIVE
THINKING
Dr. Watkins reading to two children.

Strengthening Community Connections


Another recurring theme revolves around the university’s outward facing reputation and deep connections with our external partners. There is a great sense of shared community and pride among everyone in the Matador community, including our alumni, donors, and community neighbors.

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY
CONNECTIONS
Masked Physical Plant workers on campus.

Making Sense of Our
Dollars and Cents


As a quiet, yet consistent theme, I heard of CSUN’s strengths and challenges around our campus resources, physical infrastructure, spending priorities, and concerns about the long-term fiscal outlook for the campus and the state of California in a post-pandemic future.

MAKING SENSE OF OUR
DOLLARS AND CENTS
University Library.

Finding Common Ground — Together


The creation of a unified vision is a course that I intend for us to chart, together. Your input over these 100 days of listening and learning are the foundational first steps in this process and have provided the focus of our efforts going forward.

FINDING COMMON
GROUND TOGETHER

A PDF version of the 100-Day Listening Report is also available.