Office of the Provost

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Provost's Message

Mary Beth Walker holding CSUN coffee mug


(November 2021) 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.  During this 2021-2022 academic year, key initiatives include the Revised Faculty Recruitment Plan, focused on best practices in equitable faculty searches; The Road Map to the Future, a strategy for the university that builds on the feedback that emerged from President Beck’s 100-day listening tour; and “Matadors Forward,” our effort to safely repopulate the campus.  Continue reading for details.


Mary Beth Walker, Ph.D.

Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs

 Update on Faculty Hiring Equity Initiative (updated November 2021)

  • A fully revised EEO training module has been designed and implemented for Search and Screen Committee members; training sessions are on-going.
  • Nearly all open tenure-track faculty positions, 45 of 48 (as of 11/12/21), have been posted and advertised in an expanded list of publications to ensure a diverse applicant pool.
  • Applications are in for college-specific Faculty Equity and Compliance Representatives.  They are being reviewed and appointments for Spring 2022 will be made very soon.

CSUN is fully committed to advancing faculty diversity, and faculty searches will benefit tremendously from these new resources and processes.  More information will be forthcoming as available.

 Road Map to the Future  (updated November 2021)

The Road Map to the Future is a strategy for the university based on the themes and feedback that emerged from President Beck’s 100-day listening tour. The Steering Committee of the Road Map has begun meeting on a regular basis, and Town Hall meetings are being planned for the CSUN community.  For details on membership and to read the Presidential Charge, please see