Message from the Provost

ProvostWelcome to each of you new faculty who have joined California State University, Stanislaus.

CSU Stanislaus is proud to be one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, the largest, most diverse, multi-campus public system in the nation. The CSU prides itself on offering high quality, accessible, student-focused higher education that prepares graduates to play a vital leadership role in the State of California. This system alliance provides many opportunities and support for faculty engaged in teaching, scholarly and creativity activity, and service.

But CSU Stanislaus is more than one campus among many. CSU Stanislaus is extraordinary in its commitment to students and to teaching and learning. We take pride in the diversity of our student body and our dedication to their access and success. We value active scholars who bring their passionate exploration of ideas into the classroom and establish an academic environment of excellence and rigor. We encourage and recognize research, scholarship, and creative works that stand at the forefront of new knowledge and artistic accomplishment. Thank you for joining this assembly of faculty and student engagement inside and outside of the classroom.

This New Faculty Survival Guide is designed to answer questions for full-time and part-time faculty and provide a general overview of services and structures for you during your first few years at CSU Stanislaus. Appreciation is extended to Dr. Marina Gerson, Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and to the Faculty Development Committee who provide many excellent faculty development workshops to assist faculty. Please take advantage of this resource located in the John Stuart Rogers Faculty Development Center, a first-class facility dedicated to faculty and their work with students.

We encourage you also to participate fully in campus life and engage in our campus community. The very best of wishes to each of you as you pursue your professional and personal goals.

James T. Strong, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs