Message from the Speaker of the Faculty & Chair of the Academic Senate

Greetings & welcome to California State University, Stanislaus, a campus that--like the entire Cal State system--has a strong tradition of active faculty engagement in the governance of the university, engagement that maintains a strong faculty voice. I hope that you value the primacy of faculty voice in the bedrock issues: quality of our curriculum, retention and promotion of personnel, and protection of academic freedom. And, I call on you to demonstrate that value by becoming actively involved in shared governance of the university. Service in governance is one of the best ways to learn about the institution and the system, to meet and collaborate with your colleagues, and to make a positive difference in the campus community. You will find opportunities to participate at the department, college, university, and system levels.

I invite you to contact me with any issues that arise: mthompson@csustan.edu

Again, welcome, and I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Mark Thompson
Speaker of the Faculty
Professor of English