Cristy Jensen, Sacramento State professor of Public Policy and Administration, will deliver the annual John C. Livingston Lecture, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the University Union Ballroom.
Jensen is the recipient of the 2007 John C. Livingston Award given by the Livingston Lecture Committee. By tradition, the recipient of the award presents a speech to faculty members in the fall. Jensen will present a talk titled, “Faculty as Academic Leaders: Our Students Are Counting on Us (Whether They Know It or Not).”
“I chose this topic because there are a number of challenges to the University curriculum,” Jensen says. “There are a lot of policy ideas coming from university-based think tanks, the business community and nationally based coalitions of business, education and governmental leaders. But, we are responsible for the curriculum. We are the academic leaders, and we must become engaged in these important conversations and help shape the policy ideas related to our university curriculum.”
The Livingston Lecture is a prestigious award for faculty at Sacramento State. The lecture, organized by the Faculty Senate, recognizes a faculty member who has played an active role in the life of the University and has shown strong commitment to students while remaining active in creative and scholarly work.
“We are pleased to have Cristy as the speaker,” says “Bruce Bikle, Faculty Senate chair. “She is a good teacher and scholar. She’s engaged in the campus community, and I know she is looking forward to giving this speech about dedication to the campus. She’s concerned about this institution and this community.”
Livingston was a well-respected professor of Government and a member of the Sacramento State faculty for 27 years (1954-1981). His colleagues established this award in his honor after his retirement. The genesis of the award dates to 1959 when the first Distinguished Faculty Convocation Address was given by Livingston. In 1986 the award was renamed in his honor.
A reception in Jensen’s honor will be held following the lecture.
For more information on the lecture, contact the Faculty Senate office at (916) 278-6593. For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.