Provost Cruz's response to New York Times: Should the government grade colleges?

"...we know there’s more we can do... and we shouldn’t need carrots and sticks to take action... we have long relished our role as engines of opportunity; it is now imperative that we deliver."


Provost Cruz’s Monthly Report – February 2015

Dear colleagues, While I am grateful for every day I get to spend at the Fullerton campus, this month offered several exciting opportunities to promote our University on a wider stage. At the AAC&…


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CSUF Honored as a Community-Engaged Campus

Cal State Fullerton is not short on distinction. Just in the past year, we’ve been lauded for our commitment to underrepresented students in general and Hispanic students in particular; for helping …


Cal State Fullerton creates a new way to REACH

[This article first appeared in the Orange County Register on March 10, 2015.] Lately, I have found it increasingly difficult to escape the digital cloud and tune out the virtual distractions that inv…


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MCBE 19th Annual Assessment Conference Talking Points — March 20, 2015

Good afternoon, everyone. My name is José Luis Cruz, and I am proud to serve as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs here at Cal State Fullerton. We are very pleased to be hosting the Nine…

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Feedback Requested: Framework for Drafting an Academic Master Plan

Dear colleagues, After months of discussion regarding the process of developing an Academic Master Plan (AMP) for Cal State Fullerton, the President’s Advisory Board has approved the enclosed framew…