Engage every CSUSB student in inclusive experiences that foster their curiosity and transform their lives and communities.
- Enhance student access to culturally responsive and adaptive pedagogy in their curricular and co-curricular experiences.
- Develop students’ skills in knowledge-transfer for navigating systems, processes, and procedures to support them as lifelong learners.
- Augment students’ sense of belonging.
- Review institutional practices and procedures to identify those that create barriers, including expanding work with the Gardner Institute to review curricular complexity.
- Implement the strategic enrollment management plan.
- Redesign online interface for easier student awareness and access to relevant university resources.
- Provide targeted “college basics” instruction opportunities for first-year and incoming transfer students.
- Enhance mental health support, in part by increasing accessibility of mental health services.
- Provide students with library materials that represent their identities.
- Scale up summer credit opportunity funding (e.g. GIG, SUG).
- Scale up embedded mentoring and supportive pathways programs in first-term classes outside of GE math, English and first-year seminar courses.
- Strengthen cross-divisional collaborative partnerships to provide students with holistic and supportive experiences.
- Enhance students’ sense of self-efficacy through metacognition, social learning, and academic excellence.
- Develop students’ ability to articulate how their experiences at CSUSB impact their personal growth.
- Develop students’ core competencies and expertise to engage with their local and global communities.
- Enhance the collaboration between department and institutional level advising.
- Support the authentic implementation of and equitable student participation in High Impact Practices (HIPs).
- Augment partnerships between students and community-based organizations.
- Support regular meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) and co-curricular experiences across the university.
- Increase co-enrollment (dual enrollment) partnerships with community colleges and high schools.
- Continue to grow culturally responsive and data informed tutoring, mentoring, and writing support strategies.
- Develop incentive-driven Supplemental Instruction (SI) opportunities throughout the curriculum.
- Develop students’ academic interests through transferable/paid experiences on campus or paid internships/co-ops.
- Engage students in post-graduation experiences they find meaningful (including professional career, graduate school, and community engagement).
- Strengthen students’ lifelong connection to the university.
- Scale up and develop programs to provide students with peer and community mentoring opportunities.
- Provide opportunities for students across majors to apply their knowledge in meaningful settings beyond the classroom (e.g. undergraduate research, co-ops, community-institution partnerships, competency-based learning).
- Provide opportunities for students to develop multimodal communication skills for diverse settings.
- Invest in student-community facilities, including athletic fields.
- Engage with local school districts by sponsoring academic events.
- Create opportunities for students to earn certificates, micro-credentials, and badges related to field of study and/or career.
Attract and retain outstanding and dedicated staff and faculty by cultivating a safe environment where they thrive professionally and personally; in which their voices are represented; and which fosters impactful collaborative partnerships.
- Recruit and retain an optimal number of high-quality staff and faculty to successfully manage campus workload.
- Enhance efficiency of campus processes such as purchasing, reimbursement, payments, and hiring.
- Enhance mechanisms for flexible and fair apportioning of faculty workload across teaching, research/creative activities, and service.
- Increase funding and support for recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff.
- Ensure staffing levels meet the operational needs of the institution.
- Examine and reform CSUSB policies and procedures to facilitate faculty’s ability to use professional development funds in order to hire students, acquire equipment, etc. in a timely and efficient manner.
- Create a more efficient hiring process.
- Develop new pathways to reward faculty who excel in research or creative activities with reassigned time.
- Audit distribution of reassigned time and size of classes to ensure equity in faculty workload.
- Create greater representation and collaboration between staff and faculty in shared governance.
- Enhance respect, equity, and accountability among faculty and staff.
- Enhance work-life balance for CSUSB employees.
- Create an Academic Senate to promote more inclusive shared governance.
- Promote a culture of respect and civility in which everyone’s contributions are valued.
- Increase recognition of staff accomplishments.
- Create a new Staff and Faculty Wellness Program.
- Increase availability and capacity at the Children’s Center and Infant Toddler Lab School.
- Explore work arrangements that include staff input and keep student success and institutional needs in mind.
- Enhance support for leadership and management training programs to help staff and faculty advance in their careers.
- Expand mentorship networks.
- Enhance resources and support for research, scholarly, and creative contributions, including reassigned time, funding, and technology.
- Create a mentorship program for staff, including clarifying career pathways.
- Enhance professional development opportunities for staff and faculty.
- Develop and thoroughly document badging and/or micro-credentialing for all staff and faculty.
- Reimagining how the Staff Development Center can support staff excellence.
- Facilitate awareness of existing HR processes (e.g. IRPs and reclass).
Advance an environment where every member of the university plays an active role in diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence through engagement, empowerment, education, and accountability.
- Develop and expand the university’s infrastructure, services, programs, training, and resources to grow all employees’ DEI competencies.
- Establish a process for DEI consultants to help departments better understand and integrate DEI goals into their standard operations.
- Develop a system to continually update campus documents, forms, and policies to reflect best practices of inclusion.
- Develop a Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center, including hiring or assigning a director to partner with appropriate campus entities (IEC, Ombuds, DEI, etc.).
- Enhance equity and inclusion in our curricula including pedagogy and assessment.
- Enhance collaboration between DEI partners across campus to create campus-wide events (e.g. event planning, speakers, employee resource groups).
- Establish DEI champions for each division and department.
- Participate in the CSU Racial Equity Alliance and other relevant organizations to continue educating the campus on key DEI concepts and competencies.
- Create a directory of DEI experts across campus and a repository of DEI resources.
- Develop and ensure university materials use inclusive and are accessible (e.g., policies, procedures, applications).
- Create annual reporting on DEI progress for each division and college.
- Enhance a sense of belonging at the department, college/unit, division, and university levels.
- Identify and integrate new identity-informed best practices for student success.
- Recognize and reward members of the university community who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Utilize available and new survey data to help better understand the experience of CSUSB community members and their diverse perspectives.
- Identify opportunities to increase a sense of belonging by creating intentional recognition and appreciation initiatives for university employees.
- Expand alumni engagement in career development and mentorship programs for students and recent graduates from historically underrepresented groups.
- Update communication methods to further connect students, staff, and faculty to resources on campus.
- Create infrastructure that strengthens the ability of faculty, staff, and students to recognize and address human rights violations.
- Create and allocate campus spaces and initiatives to honor and protect the human rights of marginalized communities and increase awareness of those rights.
- Develop infrastructure needed to support and expand campus-wide DEI efforts for sustaining human rights.
- Provide training programs to help campus members 1) understand their rights and responsibilities under the law and 2) learn how to identify and respond to discrimination, harassment, and other human rights issues.
- Expanded availability and knowledge of adequate all gender bathroom spaces, lactation rooms, and interfaith meditation/prayer rooms to honor the needs of the campus community.
- Create data-informed initiatives and policies to assist our students from historically underrepresented students.
Elevate CSUSB as a global institution that provides inclusive and transformative international experiences for our students, faculty, and staff.
- Enhance the understanding of global issues and world cultures among students, faculty, and staff.
- Enhance the university curriculum by increasing the inclusion of topics and course materials related to global matters.
- Support more faculty in globally-focused research and collaborate with faculty outside of the U.S. on research projects.
- Increase the number of globally-focused activities and augment student, faculty, and staff involvement.
- Increase international student groups’ awareness of club allocation budget (CAB) funding for activities and events.
- Create incentives for faculty to internationalize their new and existing curricula.
- Increase funding to the Professors Across Borders (PAB) program and encourage more faculty to participate.
- Create a global research learning community for students, faculty, and staff.
- Enhance student participation in globally-focused research through paid student assistantships.
- Restore student participation in education abroad programs to pre-pandemic levels within the first two years, then increase by 10% annually over the following three years.
- Develop and broaden the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program.
- Develop study abroad at home opportunities.
- Enhance education abroad program diversification (including virtual and at-home programs), integration, and visibility.
- Provide comprehensive and centralized support for faculty and students in education abroad programs.
- Lower study abroad costs and increase financial aid awareness to improve affordability.
- Use effective evaluation procedures and methods to facilitate program development and improvement.
- Enhance opportunities for students to learn from other students of different cultural backgrounds.
- Create a more diverse and culturally rich campus community.
- Enhance international student retention and timely graduation.
- Diversify global regions/markets and programs of interest in recruitment plans.
- Develop a strategic enrollment plan for International Admissions (IA) including an integrated multichannel branding, marketing, and communications plan for international students.
- Collaborate closely with academic departments as a part of the recruitment pipeline.
- Expand financial aid opportunities for international students.
- Increase awareness among international students and campus members that all services for students (e.g. advising, counseling and psychological services) are available to international students.