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In an effort to increase communication within the campus community, Provost Ellen Junn is committed to hosting regular Academic Affairs forums throughout the year.

Academic Affairs Division e-Newsletter

Dr. Ellen Junn, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Ellen Junn
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
California State University,
Dominguez Hills
Office: WH D-440
(310) 243-3307

Welcome to our spring Academic Affairs e-newsletter. This newsletter is designed to let the campus know the many and the exciting things happening in Academic Affairs about students and faculty.

Congratulations to Ms. Cheryl McKnight, Director of the Center for Service-Learning, Internships and Civic Engagement for being honored with the 2015 Richard E. Cone California Campus Compact Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education! The California Campus Compact Richard E. Cone award is the top award for service-learning administrators in our state.

Dr. Terri L. Ares has been presented by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist for its prestigious Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator of the Year Award. We are extremely proud of Dr. Ares’ national accomplishment in Nursing and for her commitment to our students!

Join us at the 2015 Faculty Awards Reception Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 5:30 pm in Loker Student Union Ballroom. RSVP for the event at:

Student Research Day marked its tenth anniversary. The first and second place winners of CSUDH Student Research Day, whose names can be found on the Research website, will compete for up to 10 slots to represent CSUDH at CSU System wide competition on May 1st and 2nd at Cal State San Bernardino.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs launched a grant writing program, “Grants for My Research.” Faculty interested in developing proposals for eternal funding applied and the first cohort of nine faculty commenced this spring. Grants for My Research is a grant writing academy that provides training and support to faculty.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bridget Driscoll as the Interim Associate Vice President, University Advising in the University Advising and Testing Center (UATC). In the role of AVP, University Advising, Dr. Driscoll is responsible for overseeing all academic advisement and testing activities provided by the university.
Welcome to Ms. Brenda Riddick, newly appointed Director of the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute MDAAPEI, as of January 1, 2015. Visit the MDAAPEI website for an upcoming array of engaging workshops and lecture series commencing.

We have so many things to celebrate! This newsletter will be our opportunity to highlight accomplishments, address campus topics, and invite feedback from our diverse vibrant community.

With warmest wishes,
Ellen Junn, Provost



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Fall 2014

Provost Ellen Junn provided a CSUDH Academic Affairs Fall 2014 Welcome Meeting.

Spring 2014

Provost's Forum

The second and last Provost's Forum of the spring semester was held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Provost Junn discussed accomplishments, enhanced communications, several upcoming classroom renovations and more! The campus was invited to participate with the interactive discussion using their cell phone, smartphone, ipad or laptop.

If you missed the Provost's Forum, no problem! We've included links to the presentation, videotaped forum and examples of brilliant new classroom technology to share with you.

Video examples of classroom enhancements with new technology.


Provost's Welcome Forum

At this first forum, Thursday, February 6, 2014, Provost Junn provided an update and sought input about various issues in Academic Affairs. Everyone was invited to participate in this interactive discussion using their cell phone, smartphone, ipad or laptop.