The Learning Framework was funded by the Stupksi Foundation to identify barriers and facilitators of student success. The project began with a needs assessment conducted in 2017-2018 involving several campus-wide dialogues and a longitudinal mixed methods study of 53 students who were experiencing academic, financial, and/or personal challenges. Our project team included students, faculty, staff, and administrators from throughout the campus. Students talked a lot about their interactions with faculty and what happens in the classroom. These resources are intended to give faculty tools to support our students and serve as conduits to campus resources that can help students.
These online, self-paced modules are relevant to our ongoing campus conversations about how faculty can support students. They can help you foster student resilience and re-examine, once again, the importance of faculty engagement to student success. Each module is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete, so they are great for getting a quick overview or refresher. CSUEB faculty can complete all five modules to receive a certificate from the Office of Faculty Development!
Please also check out this quick handout, Fostering Student Resilience: A Call to Action for Faculty, by Faculty.
Supporting Student Well-Being and Academic Success at the Tail End (We Hope) of the Pandemic - Spring 2021 survey of CSUEB student experiences by colleagues in Sociology
Financial SupportPioneers for HOPE: free food, financial assistance, career clothes, toiletries, winter coats/socks
Emergency Loan Program: assists students experiencing short-term financial difficulties for students who are U.S. citizens and also eligible non-citizensPioneer Scholarships: open from Oct 1 - Jan 31, where students can complete an application to be considered for over 100 institutional scholarships
Money Matters: links with resources
Resources for Students in Distress
East Bay Cares: California State University East Bay (CSUEB) has created a network of structures, policies and procedures for working with at-risk students (including the potentially violent student) for the purposes of providing support to the individual student and ensuring a safe campus environment.
Counseling Services: available to all students to help deal with life issues which impact their academic or personal lives, including individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, crisis support, confidential advocate
Confidential Campus Advocate: “a crisis counselor and advocate for survivors and those impacted by sexual violence including: sexual harassment, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. The confidential advocate serves the entire campus community; students, faculty, staff and affiliates”
Risk management (Title IX) advises on identifying, assessing, and mitigating the risks that threaten students, employees, and guests.
Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) Academic advising (GE):
Center for Student Research“CSR-SP’s primary purpose is to facilitate your engagement in faculty-mentored outside-of-the-classroom work on a research or creative activity project related to your academic discipline. Our secondary purpose is to help you develop academic and professional skills that will positively impact not only your scholarly activity work, but also, your academic and professional learning and performance. ” Includes tuition support, travel grants, and supply grants.” (Competitive but not GPA nor discipline-bound)
Accessibility Services: “home to several programs that offer a variety of support services for students with different backgrounds”; supports faculty in making academic accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities
Assistive Technology Services Office: “is committed to providing students and faculty with the technological resources necessary to ensure compliance with Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the ADA, associated California laws and regulations, and CSU policy. Services include assessments, training, advice, and equipment loans for students; and accessibility training for faculty.”
College Link Program: “supports students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to transition into and succeed in the four-year higher education environment”
Project Impact: “provide a full range of academic support services, counseling and accessible technology training to promote success in both educational and career goals. Located in the University Library Complex’s lower level, Project IMPACT provides a positive, diverse and supportive learning lab environment, and fosters a community of support among students, staff, and faculty.”
WorkAbility-IV: “Accessibility Services and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) work collaboratively to provide the WorkAbility-IV (WA-IV) program. WA-IV provides pre-employment services for students and alumni with disabilities who are registered with DOR.”
Diversity and Inclusion Student Center (DISC): “dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment that challenges oppression and provides a space for dialogue and engagement. We provide opportunities for leadership development, community engagement, and co-curricular programming on various topics of diversity and inclusion. The Diversity and Inclusion Student Center seeks to better the campus and greater community by advocating for equity and social justice.”
Renaissance Scholars Program: “aims to ensure that all former foster youth who enter CSUEB as undergraduate students successfully complete the degree prepared to embark successfully upon the next chapter of their lives, whether they are pursuing a graduate degree, career, or other options of their choosing.”
Gaining Access 'N Academic Success (GANAS): focusing on Latinx students and multicultural context, it is “an innovative access and retention program at Cal State East Bay that targets and serves newly arrived community college transfer students”
Sankofa Scholars Program: focusing on African American students, it is “an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the process of transition for community college transfer students to Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) and increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants”
Sophomore Transition Enrichment Program (STEP): “a campus program for second year students. The model is cohort based with a focus on retention and degree attainment. Benefits to joining STEP include access to a STEP Counselor, academic, career, and financial advising programs on campus.” Priority given to Latino/a and low income undergraduates
Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE): “program designed to support working adult, transfer students to complete their bachelor's degree”
Student Equity and Success: “student success programs and activities designed to retain and graduate low income, first generation, historically underrepresented and underserved student populations”
Educational Opportunity Program: “is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income, first generation, and educationally disadvantaged students”
EXCEL: “offers eligible students in-depth, long term academic support throughout their undergraduate education. Assistance is available in a wide variety of areas including Academic Advising, Personal Counseling, Scholarship Information, Career Development, Graduate School Advising, Learning Skills, and Tutoring in Basic Skills.”
Transfer Student Programs: “provides the support needed to transition transfer students to the university with a great sense of connection, engagement and involvement with the East Bay community through academic-related and co-curricular activities”