February 25, 2021
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 1:22 pm THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN IS HERE
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 9:50 pm Academic Senate Roundup: Proposed Health Fee Increase, Chancellor Visit, Anti-Racism Challenge Discussed
  • 9:15 am Dying To Be Thin, Living To Tell the Tale
  • 9:00 am I love you a Latte
  • 9:00 am Struggling with Anxiety During a Pandemic
  • 9:00 am MSA Commitment to Social Justice Earns a Place on an $8 Million List
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By Daniel Tom, Contributing Reporter and Chaz Kawamura, Staff Reporter

Next month will mark the third year since the appointment of Thomas A. Parham as university president.

Today, he finally gets to start on his own plan, as it’s the first public discussion of the university’s next five-year strategic plan, the first with Parham as president.

But though the plan will be formulated under the Office of the President and Parham will have to sign off on it when it’s presented in the fall, it’s not really his plan.

He’ll surely have input into it (what’s the fun of being president of anything if you don’t have a say in its future?) but this strategic plan, which outlines the vision, values and goals the university wants to achieve over the next five years, takes a great deal of input, discussion and study.

In other words, this plan needs a plan, and a large part of the work that will go into it is the responsibility of the strategic plan steering committee (SPSC) spearheaded by Dr. Kim Costino, the dean of undergraduate students and Matthew Smith, associate vice president of student life and dean of students.

The rest of the nearly 36-person committee is roughly split between faculty and deans, staff, and high-placed members of administrative departments.
Then there are those not on the committee who are part of groups (they’re called stakeholders) like tenured faculty, non-tenured faculty, staff and students who will be part of the process s well as general campus input such as Thursday’s town hall.

(For a detailed look at the process behind the strategic plan, as well as complete versions of the past two plans, go here.)

The plan isn’t a wish list; past plans have been released with specific details on how to achieve the goals. But it’s also not a tasky plan, as the past two plans have each included six goals, including things like increasing the percentage of tenured faculty, building relationship with partners in communities around the campus, and ways to advance student success.

The committee will work for the next five months and, according to the timeline on the website, the plan will be unveiled in the fall, 2021 semester.
What it will encompass is yet to be revealed. But there are two things that are fairly certain.

As the document that explicitly states the values, visions and goals of this university, it will encompass the best things that the university can aspire to.

And secondly, for President Parham, the members of the steering committee and anyone else involved in this process, thinking about and developing the path that this university will follow the next five years has got to be far more rewarding than what all of us have been doing the past year: trying to figure a way to get to the other side of this pandemic.

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