Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- March 06, 2002
Broadcasting Professor at Cal State L.A. Appointed to the
State of California Board of Education's Curriculum Commission
South Pasadena resident Suzanne Regan, professor of broadcasting in
the Communication Studies department at California State University, Los
Angeles, was recently appointed by the State of California Board of Education
to the Curriculum Commission of the Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum
Framework and Criteria Committee.
The committee provides content expertise in the development of the Framework
used for evaluating Visual and Performing Arts instructional material
for all public school children, K-12. It is composed of administrators
and teachers from public school across California as well as representatives
of the California Arts Council, the University of California Office of
the President, and faculty from UCLA.
Dr. Regan, a faculty member at Cal State L.A. since 1979, received her
Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Regan's realm of expertise
includes mass media, film history and film theory, with emphasis on new
media technology and violence in media. History of television, international
media, children and media, and women and media are also among her specialties.
The California State Board of Education (SBE) is the governing and policy-determining
body of the California Department of Education (CDE). The State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, who heads the CDE, also serves as the SBE's executive
officer and secretary. The SBE sets K-12 education policy in the areas
of standards, curriculum, instructional materials and assessment. The
SBE also adopts textbooks for use in grades K-8, and it adopts regulations
to implement legislation.