Faculty Retreat

January 23rd, 2011 | Photo Essay

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Faculty President Steven Stepanek welcomes attendees to the annual Faculty Retreat at CSUN’s University Student Union, Jan. 18-19. The retreat featured presentations and speeches reflecting the theme “Showcasing: Culture, Scholarship, Unity and Networking.” Photo by Lee Choo.

President Jolene Koester gives her perspective on changing times within public higher education in her keynote address ““The Times They Are A-Changin’: A President’s Perspective.” Photo by Lee Choo.

Faculty members listen as President Koester talks about the future of higher education. More than 170 faculty members attended the annual event. Photo by Lee Choo.

Bill Sullivan, energy manager of Physical Plan Management and Helen Cox, director of the Institute for Sustainability, conduct a tour of CSUN’s fuel cell power plant. Photo by Lee Choo.

Teaching associate Armen Hovsepian (left) demonstrates to faculty how to use the BOD POD, which measures body composition, at the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics. CSUN student Janelle Smith (right) tests the equipment. Photo by Lee Choo.

From left: Michael Rivas (Secondary Education), director of Academic First Year Experiences Cheryl Spector (English), Dean Elizabeth Say (Humanities) and Dean Robert Bucker (Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication) discuss the validity of the traditional liberal arts/research university model within the new socio-economic landscape during the presentation “Responding to Change: Visions of the Road Ahead.” Photo by Lee Choo.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand gives the closing address at the faculty retreat titled “In the Midst of Whirling Snow and Blinding Mist: Willing a Road to Happiness for the University.” Photo by Lee Choo.

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