Priority #1: Student Success

Enhance the overall student experience to increase engagement and retention, while promoting intellectual achievement and career readiness.

  • Improve graduation rates and close equity gaps.
  • Create an engaging and inclusive student experience.
  • Increase participation in high-impact educational practices (HIPs).
  • Prepare students for successful careers.
  • Make education more affordable and accessible.

With this priority, we aim to achieve the following desired outcomes:

Improve graduation rates and close achievement gaps by taking actions like…

…increasing the number of academic advisors and peer tutors; creating more opportunities for intervention through enhanced early warning systems; and promoting equitable learning by addressing courses where time completion rates are lower for students from underrepresented populations

Create an engaging and inclusive student experience by taking actions like…

…providing a sense of belonging for all students through new affinity centers and affinity-based programs; meeting the needs of our diverse student body through enhanced veteran student services, cultural month activities, and initiatives that specifically support low income, first generation, historically underrepresented student populations; and building a strong feeling of community and Cal State pride through Pioneers athletics

Increase participation in high-Impact educational practices (HIP) by taking actions like…

…enhancing current HIPs, including athletics, undergraduate research opportunities, learning communities and first-year programs, service-based learning, and internships while also further developing and promoting HIPs to ensure every student experiences at least one during their time at Cal State East Bay

Prepare students for successful careers by taking actions like…

…strengthening career readiness tools like career mapping and employer focus groups and boosting alumni mentorship program to offer real-world support for students entering the workforce

Make education more affordable and accessible by taking actions like…

…connecting more students with grant, scholarship, and loan information and application support; providing new ways to discover financial and educational resources, including the My Compass student portal, extended support hours, and remote access; and serving students facing homelessness, food insecurity, and other crisis situations through our H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pioneers Excel) program