California State University
In May 1996, the CSU "undertook an unprecedented systemwide
planning process known as Cornerstones" (The Cornerstones Report).
"The Cornerstones Report" was published in January of 1998. This
original Cornerstones Report included 8 Principles based on 4
policy goals. Vice President Palmer responded to a request for
comments on the original Cornerstones Report. In answer to the
question, "Which elements of Cornerstones have the most relevance
for Student Affairs?," Palmer responded by citing Principles 2,
3, 5, 8 and 9. Discussion about the document occurred in a variety
of settings across the CSU.
Based on these discussions, a June 8 memo from the Chancellor’s
Office proposed a "revised framework within which to consider
the implementation of Cornerstones. This framework is simple and
speaks to the reality that Cornerstones is aimed at gaining public
support and accountability as well as an agenda for certain system
priorities" (June 8 memo). This revised version of The Cornerstones
Report consists of two sections: Baccalaureate Education and Post-Baccalaureate
Education. The revised version is a pared down version of the
original document (see attached June 8 memo and revised outline).
In response to this pared down version, Assoc. Vice President
Tom Klammer has written a synopsis of our current campus activity
that addresses the items in the revised report. The items mentioned
in the Klammer report that are a part of Student Affairs (or have
a direct impact on Student Affairs) are:
The "Marks of a Fullerton Graduate" and how they will be used
Student Research Center
Service learning and CLASC
Fullerton First Year
Student mentoring opportunities (10 programs coordinated by Student
Affairs are mentioned)
"Recruitment and Preparation of Students for College Success"
– includes information on University Outreach, Talent Search,
Choices 2000, Early Outreach Program, Upward Bound, and the Precollegiate
Academic Development Program.
Intensive Learning Program
All of the above are mentioned in the Baccalaureate Education
section of the report. There is no mention of Student Affairs
services or programs in the Post-Baccalaureate Education section.