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Provost's Message

Provost Walker


(September 2022) Welcome to the Provost’s Office landing page, where you can find the latest updates on programs and activities that are at the heart of our mission at CSUN.  Key initiatives currently include the Revised Faculty Recruitment Plan, focused on best practices in equitable faculty searches; The Road Map to the Future, an inclusive strategy for the university that builds on the feedback that emerged from President Beck’s 100-day listening tour; and CSUN's Identity-Based Resource Centers.  Be sure to check below for the latest on health and safety at CSUN, too.  Continue reading for details.


Mary Beth Walker, Ph.D.

Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs

 Update on Faculty Hiring Equity Initiative (updated September 2022)

The Equity in Faculty Hiring Toolkit is now available at this link and on the Faculty Affairs website.  In addition, training sessions are being offered in September and October on the topics of EEO Best Practices and Creating Equity-minded Search Documents. See this link for information on training.  CSUN is fully committed to advancing faculty diversity, and faculty searches are benefitting tremendously from new resources and processes.  

 Road Map to the Future  (updated September 2022)

The "Road Ahead" report, summarizing strategic directions and priorities for the University based on The Road Map to the Future inititiative, was posted for public review and comment before the subsequent, refined document was released.  You may view the Road Ahead report at this link. Division leadership is now determining implementation plans that align with the report.

Identity-Based Resource Centers (updated September 2022)

Published on January 18, 2022, the Identity-Based Resource Center Report continues to be an evolving document, engaging the CSUN community and incorporating feedback. President Beck charged Drs. Melanie Bocanegra and Freddie Sanchez to "Provide leadership as this initiative moves forward, working with a stakeholder group that will serve to provide advice, support and transparency.” 

In alignment with the Road Map to the Future and GI 2025 Equity Priorities, the Identity Based Resource Centers will move forward with recruiting members of the stakeholder (July 2022) group to: 

  • Review the report and create a list of recommendations (June & July 2022);
  • Develop focused themes & consultation plans;
  • Conceptually design models (based on the Identity-Based Resource Center Report) for student facing support services (on-going): African American & Black Diaspora Resource Center;  Latinx/a/o Resource Center; Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American (APIDA) Resource Center; Native American Resource Center; Southwest Asian & North African Resource (SWANA) Center; and Thrive Center.

Campus Health & Safety Protocols (updated September 2022)

Effective October 3, 2022, CSUN will be modifying campus COVID-19 protocols. The wearing of masks is now encouraged in classrooms, laboratories and the University Library but no longer required. For those who prefer to wear masks, we welcome this and support your decision to do so.    

The requirements for daily health screening and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are unchanged.  For more information about CSUN Health & Safety Policies, please click this link.