News from the Provost.
Division of Academic Affairs Strategic Planning Graduation Initiative Fall 2011

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Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs Ashish Vaidya

Dear Faculty Colleagues:

We are off to an exciting start to the academic year. We have exceeded our Fall full time equivalent student (FTES) target. There is much going on and much to share. This is the first of what I hope will be a quarterly communication to keep you updated of various campus efforts and initiatives.

You will find a number of topics of information in this newsletter, including updates on Advisement and Student Success, Community Engagement, the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL), the GET/Common Management System (CMS) upgrade, a reorganization within Academic Affairs, and a summary of the recent appointments.

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Advisement Update

The University is moving forward with implementing a plan for improving academic advisement that is based on the information shared with the faculty at the Campus Conversation on Academic Advisement on May 24, 2011.

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Academic Affairs Reorganizes to Improve Student Success

- Philip LaPolt, Acting AVPAA - Academic Personnel

Student Success is at the heart of the 2011-2016 Draft Strategic Plan. Consistent with this, the Division of Academic Affairs has reorganized to form a Student Success Team, coordinating the oversight, implementation and assessment of undergraduate and graduate programs and initiatives on campus.

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How can CETL help you deepen your teaching and scholarship experience at CSULA?

The Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) is undergoing a significant change beginning this academic year.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement (CE) is the second of our three strategic priorities. According to the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement: “[CE is] the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”

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CSULA’s GET/Common Management System (CMS) gets an upgrade

Since August 2010, campuses in the CSU have been undertaking an upgrade of the common management system. Here at CSULA, work on the GET upgrade has been ongoing since October 2010.

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New People

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ashish Vaidya has announced the following appointments:

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Strategic Plan