About the African American Faculty & Staff Association
The California State University , Fullerton African American Faculty and Staff Association, as a partner in the educational enterprises, will provide services that meet the needs of African American students as they progress through their college experience that enhance and support the academic mission of the University.
As a resource for students, the Association will encourage comprehensive educational experiences for students through programs inside and outside of the classroom and sponsor activities that serve to build alliances between students and Association members.
Goals and Objectives
- Create and implement diverse and comprehensive student support programs.
- Provide opportunities for gaining skills and knowledge to facilitate lifelong learning.
- Create an environment that faciliates competency and human understanding.
- Create and implement mentoring networks for students.
Goal 1 - Promote professional and social support for African American faculty/staff community.
Utilize on-line resources to network, discuss and disseminate information regarding issues to higher education, professional development, and networking opportunities.
Encourage participation and support in campus and community activities related to the African American community.
Goal 2 - Promote Professional Development Opportunities.
Encourage use of professional development resources to faculty and staff.
Seek out resources to provide mentoring for first year faculty and staff alongside tenured/seasoned professionals during first year of employment at Cal State Fullerton.
Goal 3 - Provide monthly opportunities for discourse involving topics of interest to the African American community. Work with CSUF Administration on retention and recruitment efforts related to the African American community including faculty, staff and students.
Assess current retention statistics of African American faculty/staff/students for past 1, 2, 5, 10 years.
Develop committee to make recommendations to Administration about potential models to implement on Cal State Fullerton campus.
Assess factors for issues and concerns that cause retention issues.