GOAL 1: ADVISING

Utilizing a “One University” approach, develop “best-in-class” practices for academic, career, and personal advising that support students’ pathways to graduation, responsiveness to workforce needs, and the lifelong empowerment and success of our graduates.

Strategies

  1. In partnership with Academic Affairs we will increase effectiveness, continuity and accessibility of advising services, as well as identify and improve upon best practices for advising students utilizing a strengths-based approach, especially for students who are at risk of academic probation, or come from first-generation, low-income, underrepresented or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
  2. Create a distinguished Cal State Fullerton student experience that emphasizes a “Map to Commencement” upon entry that combines academic, personal and career advising and resources.
  3. Create a Transfer and Re-entry Student Task Force to identify priority advising and other needs of this student population. Expand and enhance the Transfer Center to provide comprehensive support to prospective, and pre-matriculated students who constitute about half of the new students annually.
  4. Create an environment in which Cal State Fullerton Student Affairs is nationally known for providing student-centered information via a customer-service orientation for students, staff, faculty and community.
  5. Increase and enhance coordination of pre-collegiate outreach and college readiness efforts that help students, especially those who come from first-generation, low-income, underrepresented or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds access higher education—all with the purpose of reinforcing access and diversity along the higher education pipeline.
  6. Develop and execute a nationally recognized University-wide employer outreach campaign to engage employers in paid internship sponsorship, hiring, and career education activities, responding to changing professional workforce needs and expectations. (HIP)
  7. Create renowned community engagement opportunities that include internships, service learning, civic engagement, and off-campus paraprofessional experiences working with local schools, community-based organizations, and other non-profits to exceed student and community needs. (HIP)

goal complete= complete  goal scheduled= in progress

Strategies 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
In partnership with Academic Affairs we will increase effectiveness, continuity and accessibility of advising services, as well as identify and improve upon best practices for advising students utilizing a strengths-based approach, especially for students who are at risk of academic probation, or come from first-generation, low-income, underrepresented or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
1A Expand existing, comprehensive advising practices      goal complete    
1B Create a systematic method of sharing resources, best practices and policy changes on advising practices      goal complete    
1C Ongoing professional development and training for staff and resources for students at risk      goal complete    
1D Develop an early warning system   goal complete       
1E Conduct degree audit workshops goal complete        
2. Create a distinguished Cal State Fullerton student experience that emphasizes a “Map to Commencement” upon entry that combines academic, personal and career advising and resources.
2A Mandatory first-year student orientation with an emphasis on a “Map to Commencement” goal complete        
2B Expand orientation programming into freshman and transfer students’ entire first year       goal scheduled   
2C Integrate co-curricular advising and information     goal complete    
2D Develop strategies to assist students in making informed choices     goal complete    
2E Create and regularly update a Personal Career Plan incorporating career, education and personal development elements in line with their chosen Map to Commencement     goal complete    
2F Develop an electronic portfolio     goal complete    
3. Create a Transfer and Re-entry Student Task Force to identify priority advising and other needs of this student population. Expand and enhance the Transfer Center to provide comprehensive support to prospective, and pre-matriculated students who constitute about half of the new students annually.
3A Conduct needs assessment     goal complete    
3B Establish after-hours advisement      goal complete    
3C Institutionalize innovative ongoing advisement services      goal complete    
4. Create an environment in which Cal State Fullerton Student Affairs is nationally known for providing student-centered information via a customer-service orientation for students, staff, faculty and community.
4A Define what customer-service means      goal complete    
4B Establish student-friendly communication systems       goal scheduled   
4C Develop coordinated internal strategic communications campaign       goal scheduled  
4D Extensively leverage electronic and social media tools       goal scheduled  
4E Explore the development of a customized Titan Success Tablet       goal scheduled  
5. Increase and enhance coordination of pre-collegiate outreach and college readiness efforts that help students, especially those who come from first-generation, low-income, underrepresented or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds access higher education—all with the purpose of reinforcing access and diversity along the higher education pipeline.      goal complete    
6. Develop and execute a nationally recognized University-wide employer outreach campaign to engage employers in paid internship sponsorship, hiring, and career education activities, responding to changing professional workforce needs and expectations.     goal complete    
7. Create renowned community engagement opportunities that include internships, service learning, civic engagement, and off-campus paraprofessional experiences working with local schools, community-based organizations, and other non-profits to exceed student and community needs.      goal complete    

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