Access to Excellence

Campus to Explore What It Does and Can Improve for Student Learning

March 7, 2007


Faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in a March 21 campus discussion on how to “Ensure Success in Student Learning” and “Faculty/Staff Excellence to Promote Student Success.”

“We’re looking for suggestions from all members of the campus community on what the campus does right in regard to student learning and success, as well as ways we can enhance and make better our efforts,” said Judith Anderson, executive vice president, who is sponsoring the dialogue with Ephraim Smith, vice president of academic affairs. Suggestions will be shared at a systemwide event later this spring.

The campus program is part of a California State University Planning Initiative that is a follow-up to Cornerstones, a 1997 strategic planning report that defined the system’s then goals, values, priorities and expectations at that time.

Recommendations developed under that earlier report focused on four objectives: defining and assessing what students learn; ensuring access to higher education; creating financial stability despite increasing enrollment and limited resources; and providing systemwide accountability through goal setting and annual reporting.

Review an overview of CSU's effort.

“This is an opportunity for all members of the campus community to weigh in on significant matters for both the university and the campus community,” said Anderson.

The Access to Excellence discussion and lunch will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Portola Pavilions A and B. There is no cost but registration is required. For more information, including some of the specific questions that will be asked at the session, or to register, go to

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