For Your Information 1-25-16

For Your Information shares announcements of events, public meetings, notices, classes and deadlines relevant to CSUN faculty and staff. The submission deadline is noon on Monday, one week before the next post.

The deadline for the Feb. 8 posting is Monday, Feb. 1.

We strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring until the next post. You can submit future items by emailing, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. Email is the preferred method of submission.


Jan. 28

Cinematheque: One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich

One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich is a 1999 French documentary film directed by Chris Marker, about and an homage to the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The film was an episode of the French documentary film series Cinéastes de notre temps (English: “Filmmakers of our time”), which in over ninety episodes since 1966 concentrates on individual film directors, film people and film movements. This free event starts at 7 p.m. at MZ100.

Jan. 31

Fiesta Mexico-Americana

This VPAC event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will take you north and south of the border, as L.A.’s own Los Lobos takes on the most traditional of Mexican art forms with its most storied troupe, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. Tickets range between $35 and $65. For more information, visit

Feb. 1

Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Tom Bradley’s extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los Angeles, transformed the national dialogue on race, and encouraged elections of minority candidates nationwide, including our nation’s first black president. The documentary will be shown a 7:30 p.m. at the Armer Theatre.

Feb. 2

Black History Matters: Keynote Speaker Josh Sides

Josh Sides, professor CSUN Department of History and author of L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present.

In his talk, Sides will explain how South Central Los Angeles became the center of black Los Angeles during much of the twentieth century, and how the recent Latin Americanization of South Central portends even great regional demographic shifts. This free event is from 2 to 3 p.m. in Oviatt Library Presentation Room.

Feb. 4

CSUN Symphony Orchestra/ John Roscigno, conductor

This concert — which ranges from $7 to $15 — will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Music performed will include: Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, Slava by Leonard Bernstein, Cuban Overture by George Gershwin, plus chamber works by American composers. For more information, visit


Feb. 3

Learning Can be Fun and Almost Free: The CSU Fee Waiver and Reduction Program Benefit

Are you interested in furthering your educational goals or transferring the Fee Waiver & Reduction Program benefit to an eligible family member? If so, you will want to attend this session so you can maximize this wonderful benefit to help achieve educational goals. This class will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. in the Human Resources training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

For information on how to register, visit

Feb. 4 

Forgotten Founders: The Hidden African Ancestry of LA

This free event will be from 10 a.m. Feb. 4 to 3 p.m. Feb. 29. El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (El Pueblo) will openForgotten Founders: The Hidden African Ancestry of L.A. at the historic Pico House in downtown Los Angeles. During its one-month installation, this collaborative exhibit will trace the role of individuals of African descent in the founding of Los Angeles. While emphasizing the diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds of the 44 pobladores who founded the pueblo on the edge of the Los Angeles River in 1781, the exhibit will also trace the connections between this specific event and the broader history of communities of African descent in Mexico and the American West.

For more information, visit

Feb. 4

Coping with Stress

Dealing with stress due to multiple deadlines and family obligations? Come join us for tips on how to deal with stress and manage your time and energy.

Workshop attendees will learn tools to survive a stressful schedule and ways to balance your obligations and through positive emotion-focused techniques. This class will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Human Resources training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

For information on how to register, visit
2016 Faculty Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 faculty awards honoring outstanding faculty achievement.  Nominations must be received in the Faculty Senate Office by Friday, Feb. 19.  Supporting materials must be received by Friday, March 18.

Faculty awards include the Outstanding Faculty Award; the Distinguished Teaching, Counseling or Librarianship Award; the Scholarly Publication (s) Award; Creative Accomplishment(s) Award; Extraordinary Service Award; and the Visionary Service- Learning Award.   The criteria and online nomination form are on the Faculty Senate website – For more information, call 818-677- 3263.

Faculty and Staff Appointments

Yi (Tom) Cai — Appointment

Yi Cai has been appointed as Acting Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, effective Jan. 4. The position will hold until Jan. 18, 2017.

Policy Revisions

President Dianne F. Harrison and the Faculty Senate approved Section 621.4, the honors at graduation (undergraduate) revision of existing policy. The policy states: to receive honors at graduation, students

1. Complete a minimum of 30 units of work in letter-graded courses at CSUN;

2. Earn a GPA of 3.50 or above in all work taken at CSUN;

3. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above in all units attempted, including transfer units.

President Dianne F. Harrison and the Faculty Senate also approved the revision of the appointment of full-time lecturers of equivalent library or student affairs positions.

1. Appointment Procedures.

a. Initial appointment of full-time Lecturers shall follow approved recruitment and selection procedures.

b. Recommendation for appointment to Tenure Track.

c. Service Credit

Requests for service as Lecturer to count toward service required for tenure shall be considered only at the time of appointment to tenure track.

d. Probation.

Lectureship shall not be used in lieu of probation.