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  • Emphasis verbally, that during this time, anyone can be interviewed. The WASC team may ask to see anyone, at any time.Also refer to the email sent to the Campus Community regarding how EER will be done.Role of Dr. Ney reporting directly to the President and a lot more materials will be available on-line.
  • Talk about – why even in these pressured times it is so important to move the Honors College ahead, the values it provides for everyone’s potential on campus.
  • While these are the CSU assigned targets, the campus should strive to be in the top quartile nationally.
  • State of the University Address 2010

    1. 1. State of the University Address<br />May 25, 2010<br />
    2. 2. TOPICS<br />Self-Support Summer<br />WASC<br />Honors College<br />Conversion<br />CSU Graduation Initiative<br />Education Doctorate<br />Capital Projects<br />2010-11 Budget<br />Faculty, Student and Campus Highlights<br />Fueling California’s Economy<br />
    3. 3. Self-Support Summer 2010<br />Due to state budget cuts in 2009-10 the campus was instructed to reduce FTES by 9.5% in AY ‘10-’11.<br />The Chancellor’s Office has indicated that campuses will be penalized for going over enrollment targets.<br />Summer FTES is 12% of annual total.<br />To achieve the mandated enrollment reduction, most of summer state supported instruction will be eliminated.<br /> Summer 2010 transitions the campus to a self-support summer model.<br />
    4. 4. Self-Support Summer 2010<br />Petitioners from Cal State East Bay, Los Angeles, San Marcos and Stanislaus sought to require the CSU to reinstate state-supported summer sessions by redirecting funding from the regular academic year.<br /> On May 18th a ruling was made on the case heard in Superior Court in Alameda County which allows the California State University to move forward with its plans to offer self-support summer sessions. <br />
    5. 5. Self-Support Summer 2010<br />The following Financial Aid is available for students enrolling in self-support summer in courses that count towards their undergraduate, graduate and approved post baccalaureate programs:<br />Federal Pell Grants<br />State University Grants (SUG)<br />Direct Loans<br />
    6. 6. Self-Support Summer 2010<br />542 course sections offered<br />171 sections have made their enrollment targets as of May 25th, 2010<br />Open University enrollment begins on June 7th<br />Decisions to cancel under-enrolled courses will be made by the Dean of Extended Education in consultation with the Dean of the appropriate College.<br />
    7. 7. WASCEducational Effectiveness Review<br />MARK YOUR CALENDARS<br />Site Visit: October 6-8, 2010<br />
    8. 8. Primary Focus of Educational Effectiveness Review (EER)<br />Student Learning: <br />Evidence of educational achievement<br /> “What more can be done to improve the educational experience for students?” <br />Institutional Learning:<br /> Evidence and actions for improving performance; results of review processes<br /> “Is what we are doing good enough?”<br />
    9. 9. EER Includes Response to Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR)<br />Major Recommendations from CPR<br />Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes: CSULA needs to prioritize projects, better coordinate efforts, responsibilities and information dissemination. Need institutional learning outcomes. <br />Institutional Alignment: Current efforts regarding academic assessment, retention and enrollment management need better coordination.<br />Student Support Services: Efforts to revise, evaluate and improve student services that contribute to student success must continue.<br />Advisement: A comprehensive advisement system needs to be developed and implemented.<br />Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA): Develop the means to assess the impact of RSCA on student learning and success.<br />
    10. 10. Final Stage of EER-May to October<br />Finalize EER Report - draft will be posted June 1<br />Continue ongoing EER efforts on:<br /> 1. Demonstrating systematic inquiry, assessment, evidence based<br /> decision making and quality assurance processes<br /> 2. Demonstrating institutional processes, structures and resources in support of student learning achievement<br /> 3. Demonstrating Organizational Learning<br />Use summer retreats to prepare various campus constituencies for site visit<br />Stipends will be provided for faculty participation<br />Include EER as a topic for Fall Faculty Day<br />Communication pieces widely shared<br />
    11. 11. HONORS COLLEGE<br />
    12. 12. Honors College Mission Statement<br />The Honors College is a scholarly community dedicated to inquiry and discovery, creative and critical thinking, and the acquisition and creation of knowledge that will have an impact on society. Through its interdisciplinary core curriculum, emphasis on community engagement, and access to the vast cultural, technological, business, and scientific resources of Los Angeles, the Honors College enables students in all disciplines to achieve their full potential and become active and informed citizens committed to responding to the challenges of their neighborhoods, cities, nations and the world.<br />
    13. 13. Honors College Planning 2009-10<br />Advances University priorities: recruiting, retaining, and supporting better-prepared students.<br />Builds on institutional strengths.<br />Reflects institutional collaboration and alignment: The Honors College Advisory Board is comprised of sixteen members, including eight faculty and representatives from each division of the University.<br />Will recruit first classes of freshmen and transfer students for Fall 2011.<br />Will implement key features of the current Honors Program in the Honors College including curricular and co-curricular elements, in 2010-11.<br />
    14. 14. Honors College: Program Overview<br />In a series of seminars and experiences that span four <br />years, students will:<br />Examine the evolving history of a modern, multiethnic metropolis using the city as text.<br />Become active participants in their communities and in civic and political processes.<br />Consider what it means to be a citizen of the world.<br />Develop habits of research and information literacy that prepare them to participate in a knowledge economy and to adapt to changing information environments.<br />
    16. 16. Semester Conversion Taskforce<br /><ul><li>A planning taskforce was established in May 2009.
    17. 17. Taskforce has 7 subcommittees with </li></ul> 60 faculty, staff, students and MPPs<br /><ul><li>Numerous forums, presentations and college town halls have occurred over the past year including a campus conversation on May 19th to discuss the current progress
    18. 18. Recommendation due to President Rosser by September 30, 2010</li></li></ul><li>Outline for the Conversion Proposal <br />A timeline for transition<br />A model for a semester calendar<br />Estimation of transition costs with a realistic budget<br />Examination of academic policy implications<br />Identification of needed modifications to campus business processes and IT systems<br />Development of a transition communication plan<br />A model for simultaneous curriculum revision<br />Identification of issues for students enrolled during the transition<br />
    19. 19. Next steps for Conversion Task Force<br /><ul><li> Gather input from campus (June)
    20. 20. Complete proposal (Aug.)
    21. 21. Proposal reviewed by Academic Senate and </li></ul> Associated Students, Inc. (Sept.) <br /><ul><li>Recommendation to President Rosser (Sept.)</li></li></ul><li>CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVE<br />
    22. 22. <ul><li>Announced by the Chancellor’s Office as a CSU System-wide Initiative in January, 2010
    23. 23. Goal 1: Raise the six-year graduation rates to the top quartile of national peer averages by 2015
    24. 24. Goal 2: Cut in half the gap between graduation rates for under-represented and non-underrepresented students by 2015
    25. 25. Aligned with:
    26. 26. the CSU System-wide strategic plan Access to Excellence
    27. 27. the nationwide Access to Success project (National Association of System Heads and The Education Trust)</li></ul>CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVE<br />
    28. 28. First Time Freshmen<br /><ul><li>Increase 6 year graduation rate for all students from 34% to 45%
    29. 29. Increase 6 year graduation rate of underrepresented minority students (URM) from 30% to 42%</li></ul>Transfer Students:<br /><ul><li>Increase 4 year graduation rate for all students from 49% to 57%
    30. 30. Increase 4 year graduation rate for underrepresented minority students(URM) from 47% to 56%</li></ul>CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVEGoals for CSULA: CSU Assigned Targets(Current rates are for the 2003 Entering Classes)<br />
    31. 31. CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVEBroad Plan<br />Campus leadership submitted an initial plan to the CSU Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in late December that included:<br />Six year graduation rate targets and trajectory charts for:<br />All Students<br />URM freshman<br />Transfer students<br />URM transfer students<br /> Action steps to be taken (aligned with campus Enrollment Management Plan)<br />Identification of campus Graduation Initiative Team members<br />
    32. 32. CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVECSULA Graduation Initiative TeamChair, Desdemona Cardoza, Provost and VPAA<br />Bryant Alexander, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters<br />Bill Chang, Director, ITS-CMS and Enterprise Systems<br />Robert Desharnais, Professor, Biological Sciences <br />Eleanor Ferguson-Marshalleck, Associate Dean, College and Health & Human Services <br />Alfredo Gonzalez, Dean, Undergraduate Studies<br />James P. Henderson, Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences<br />Becky Hopkins, Director of EOP<br />Vincent Lopez, Director of Admissions and Recruitment<br />Sal Membreno, Director, Academic Support<br />Keith H. Moo-Young, Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science & Technology<br />Marcia Ann Murota, Director, University Academic Advisement Center<br />Tamie Nguyen, Director, Financial Aid<br />Stephen Pollard, Professor, Economics and Statistics<br />Mark Robinson, Associate Director, Institutional Research<br />Mae Santos, Interim Assistant Vice President, Administration and Finance<br />Valerie Talavera-Bustillos, Associate Professor, Chicano Studies<br />Wayne Tikkanen, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry<br />Dale C. Weaver, Professor, Social Work<br />Joan Woosley, University Registrar/<br />Director of Enrollment Services<br />
    33. 33. CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVECSULA Activities<br />Since December:<br /><ul><li>Graduation Initiative Team met monthly
    34. 34. Reviewed Draft Plan submitted by Provost to the Chancellor’s Office
    35. 35. Reviewed Student Graduation Data
    36. 36. Created subgroups to focus on proposed activities
    37. 37. Submitted monthly campus reports on last Friday of the month to Chancellor’s office
    38. 38. Graduation Initiative Team met with other campus teams from CSU Northridge and CSU Fullerton on April 14 to compare plans and share best practices
    39. 39. A Graduation Initiative website has been developed</li></li></ul><li>CSU GRADUATION INITIATIVECSULA Next Steps<br /><ul><li>Continually review the Graduate Initiative Plan for effectiveness
    40. 40. Assign responsibility for implementation of initiatives to key offices and the individuals who hold them
    41. 41. Monitor indicators which provide insight into the effectiveness of initiatives
    42. 42. Provide regular updates to the campus community on the progress of the Plan
    43. 43. Provide regular reports to the Chancellors Office as required
    44. 44. Expand faculty and staff involvement</li></li></ul><li>EDUCATION DOCTORATE<br />
    45. 45. Education Doctorate<br />WASC approved the program in July 2009 noting the proposal was exemplary<br />The first cohort of 21 students range in age from early 30s to mid 50s and is exceptionally diverse<br />19 of the 21 students have a previous degree from CSULA<br />Due to fiscal constraints, enrollment of the second cohort has been deferred until 2011-12<br />
    46. 46. Education Doctorate<br />The students’ professional jobs include teachers, counselors, coordinators, school psychologist, principals, athletic directors, parent activist, and an interim assistant superintendent.<br />Students are working with mentors in 12 different school district or community-based settings, including CSULA’s Gear-Up program, children’s legal advocacy centers, and in LAUSD Local District Offices.<br />
    47. 47. Education Doctorate<br />The program is set up on a semester calendar with students taking 12 units per semester.<br />Students have completed the first two semesters.<br />Faculty teaching in the program come from across CCOE and coordinate course planning to meet the requirements set by SB 724 that the doctorate accommodate working professionals.<br />
    48. 48. Ed Doctorate First Cohort<br />
    49. 49. CAPITAL PROJECTS<br />
    50. 50. CAPITAL PROJECTS<br />On-going projects:<br />Wing B of the Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex - October 2010 anticipated completion date<br />Public Safety Building - August 2010 anticipated completion date<br />Corporation Yard - October anticipated completion date<br />Hydrogen Fueling Station - December 2010 anticipated completion date<br />
    51. 51. CAPITAL PROJECTS<br />New Projects:<br />University Housing Services acquired a 27 - unit apartment building on the corner of Valley Blvd. and Mariondale. (Dobbs)<br />Currently in the relocation process with tenants.<br />
    52. 52. Dobbs Property<br />
    53. 53. CAPITAL PROJECTS<br />New Projects:<br />University Auxiliary Services is currently in escrow for the Latter Day Saints building.<br />The facility includes a 9,000 sq ft building and a detached 61 space parking garage.<br />The facility will be leased by the University from University Auxiliary Services and will house the Department of Television, Film, and Media Studies.<br />
    54. 54. LDS Building<br />
    55. 55. LDS Parking Structure<br />
    56. 56. 2010-11 Budget<br />
    57. 57. CSULA Budget Impacts 2010/11<br /><ul><li>Enrollment Reduction – FTE target reduced to 15,385 - 9.5% decrease
    58. 58. No 2010-11 compensation increases
    59. 59. The revised budget submitted by the Governor in May retains the allocations made in his original January budget.
    60. 60. It includes restoration of $305 million of one time reductions made in 2009/10 and provides 2.5 percent enrollment growth ($60.5 million), and $12 million in other positive adjustments (Includes lease bonds, dental annuitants, debt service)
    61. 61. Assumes a 10% fee increase
    62. 62. All of these measures will restore approximately 60% of the base budget cuts that were made to Cal State L.A. in 2009/10. Cal State L.A.’s budget was cut $21 million in 2009-10, and if fully funded the Governor’s proposed budget will restore approximately $14 million.</li></li></ul><li>2010/11 FISCAL IMPACT TO CSU<br />
    63. 63. CSU Budget Response<br />Key Messages<br /><ul><li>The State is projecting a shortfall of $19.1 billion in revenues.
    64. 64. At this time the CSU is not anticipating furloughs.
    65. 65. For a variety of reasons a delayed budget is anticipated.</li></li></ul><li>CSU Budget Response<br />Key Concerns<br /><ul><li>The proposed budget will not allow the CSU to serve all qualified students, reducing access.
    66. 66. The State is not taking adequate care of faculty and staff.
    67. 67. Reducing access will impact industries and the State’s economy given our role in preparing the State’s workforce.
    68. 68. Long-term prospects of increasing college going rates of underserved communities will be negatively impacted just as we are making real progress.</li></li></ul><li>FACULTY, STUDENT and CAMPUSHIGHLIGHTS<br />
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    75. 75. Thank you<br />