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Volume 5 | Fall 2020​

In this issue: ​​​​​Quality as a Matter of Course at the CSU

Features: Innovation and adaptability drive progress
Notables: The campus that’s "Best Ban​g for Buck"
In Case You Missed It: The next chancellor of the CSU

Brenda Wong  

​From the Editor​

Mark Woodland  

While virtual instruction has become the new normal on CSU campuses,​ switching from in-person to online instruction was no easy task. Discover how faculty became eager students, learning new teaching modalities in programs sponsored by campuses and the Chancellor's Office. Their efforts to adapt and innovate are ensuring the quality of a CSU education remains praiseworthy. In fact, national rankings bear that out. See how well our 23 campuses fared, in Notables, and hear from faculty members in Voices how their teaching has changed for the better, or from alumni who reflect on the value of their educational experience in 23. You'll also want to read about recipients of Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards, Trustees' Awards for Outstanding Achievement and Sally Casanova Scholars in In Case You Missed It, where you can also meet the CSU's recently appointed eighth chancellor, Dr. Joseph I. Castro.​

Many things have changed during this pandemic, but providing a quality education remains central to the mission of the California State University​. ​

Stay well.

​Brenda G. Wong​​

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High-​Tech Meets Self-Care

From podcasts to tools such as Padlet and Hypothesis, faculty members at Cal State LA have come up with creative and engaging ways of teaching remotely. Meanwhile, one professor also keeps in mind the holistic approach. ​


A League of its own

Califor​nia's first commercial open-water seaweed farm seeks to grow red seaweed for a variety of uses. The Humboldt State-led project could kickstart an industry both economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable. ​


Digital Teaching? No Problem.

"I had never taught online," one Bakersfield professor says. Yet that didn’t stop her from developing workshops for her colleagues to pivot to virtual instruction. She harnessed the best of what they do and gave it “a tech twist.”​



CSU's 23 campuses score high in national rankings. And new administrators are named.


Online exhibits and virtual presentations fill the schedule of campus activities.


Works by faculty and alumni focus on U.S. unempl​oyment, Latinx stereotyp​es and more​​.


Virtual instruction gives students and professors flexibility. Hear from three professors.

In Case You Missed It​

CSU's eighth​ chancellor is appointed; faculty and students receive top CSU honors.

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Proud Alums

A graduate from each campus shares how the quality of their CSU education shaped their lives and their success.

23 Voices. 1 Story.​​
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