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Academic Plan

Stemming from the President’s Framework for the Future (pdf), the university engages in university-wide academic planning to guide future enrollment, student services, information technology, physical master planning, the operating budget and a fundraising campaign.

The Academic Plan was adopted in 2008 based on the work of a task force representing the colleges and administrative divisions of the university, with members appointed by the Academic Senate and the Provost along with student representation from the Associated Students. The academic plan describes the challenges facing Cal State East Bay and higher education in California. It drew from a series of workforce roundtables co-sponsored with Bay Area business, industry and government organizations to highlight the educational needs of California’s residents, who, in turn, comprise the future workforce and societal leadership for the state. Elements of the plan include enrollment priorities, classroom and teaching goals, planning for the future of our campuses in Hayward, Concord, Oakland, and Online Campus, and steps for ongoing implementation and review.

Educational Strategies for Meeting the East Bay Area’s Emerging Workforce Needs 2008 (pdf) was produced as a result of these roundtable discussions.

Closing the Graduation Gap

In October 2009 the CSU asked all campuses to develop a plan to improve graduation rates, especially for traditionally under-represented minority students. In response, a sub-committee of Cal State East Bay’s Student Success Assessment Committee (SSAC) — which has faculty, administrators, staff, and student representatives — prepared a draft action plan. The President submitted this plan for Chancellor’s Office review in keeping with the CSU’s December 25 deadline. The plan emphasizes Cal State East Bay’s standing commitment to increasing student retention and graduation. For more information see the following links:

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