The following represents the principles and sections of The Cornerstone
Report that have the most relevance for Cal State Fullerton Student
Affairs. These principles will be major points of focus as we
develop plans and implement programs and services in 1998-99.
Students are the focus of the academic enterprise. Each campus
will shape the provision of its academic programs and support
services to meet better the diverse needs of its students and
The regular surveying of student educational needs, aspirations,
and priorities, and the assessment of the extent to which
we are meeting them.
The development of adequate student services – and all other
elements of the academic infrastructure, including increased
staffing – to support students with non-traditional schedules,
giving particular attention to the needs of older and working
Students will be expected to be active partners with faculty in
the learning process, and the university will provide opportunities
for active learning throughout the curriculum.
The requirement that each student work with faculty and staff
in planning their academic careers to include taking a more
active role in their own learning, including self-paced and
The commitment to facilitate practices of active learning
(such as collaborative learning, problem solving, and the
use of interactive technology), and to develop systemwide
and campus arrangements needed for students to engage in a
community service-learning experience before graduation.
A commitment to facilitate greater student involvement in
academic program development ant assessment.
The California State University will meet the need for undergraduate
education in California through increasing outreach efforts and
transfer, retention, and graduation rates, and providing students
a variety of pathways that may reduce the time needed to complete
A continuation of the current Trustee policy to strengthen
the connection between the CSU and K-12, joined to a renewed
commitment to strengthen significantly our collaborative relationship
with the California Community Colleges.
A commitment to review the current pathways to the degree
(s), with a special focus on developing more joint and shared
degree programs, reviewing the preparation of students for
the teaching credential, and eliminating unnecessary obstacles
to the timely completion of degrees.
A commitment to continue and expand programs to reach traditionally
underrepresented communities through increased efforts at
outreach and retention.
While acknowledging that the "price" of attendance may well
go up, a continued commitment to manage costs, and to maintain
low student fees by any national standard, with sufficient
financial aid to ensure that access for needy students is
maintained. Spring semester 1998