Student Success

The Student Success Initiative is helping to increase the number of opportunities for students to participate in high impact community engagement practices such as service-learning, academic internships, and study away.

Learn more about some of the experiences supported by the Student Success Initiative in 2014-15.

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KNES 240 Teaching Team Sports

Attending events of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was one of the highlights of Dr. Risto Marttinen's class who were there for two weeks to practice their intercultural teaching skills by engaging Brazilian high school students in American team sports.

KNES 499 Independent Study

In spring 2015 students in Dr. Joao Barros' Kinesiology class prepared lesson plans about American sports and fitness, and then traveled to Rio de Janeiro in summer 2015 to work with students there over two weeks. View the video below for highlights of this international service-learning experience.

READ 360 Literacy Education for Social Change

Students in Dr. Julián Jefferies' spring 2015 course collaborated with students from Dr. Ivelisse Rivera's course at the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao on a project to improve access to higher education for the people in the low income community of Vieques, Puerto Rico. The group conducted interviews with high school students, teachers, college students, parents and community leaders there inform the plan they will develop for improving access to higher education.

 READ 360 Spring 2015

CSUF Health Science major Sheila Samperio interviews a community member in Vieques, PR