Five years: Significant increases in student learning will be observed on all
• Alumni Outcomes and Satisfaction
Two years: In collaboration with the colleges, AlumniAffairs, ITS, and Student
Affairs, design and administer an alumni survey to establish baselines on key
dimensions including level of employment (early and mid-career), perceived
value of the degree, perceived learning in the major, graduate education, and
Based on a second administration of the survey, overall significant
improvement will be observed on key dimensions.
Gaps in levels of outcomes observed in the first administration (e.g., gender,
ethnicity, major) will be reduced.
II. Community Engagement: Resources, Recognition, and
Cal State L.A. will:
• Leverage knowledge and resources to serve our local, regional, national, and global
• Graduate students who have learned how to put their knowledge into action for the benefit
of those communities.
• Engage the community to promote social justice and economic development.
• Deepen and strengthen partnerships with communities and leaders in the LA Basin that
result in a substantial increase in resources flowing to and from those communities, by
building on our designation as a Minority and Hispanic Serving Institution.
• Earn recognition as a major higher education partner in the LA Basin.
• Align institutional priorities, processes, structures, image and resources with the goal of
improving the level of community engagement.
1 According to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Community Engagement includes Curricular Engagement, Outreach & Partnerships.
Curricular Engagement means that teaching, learning and scholarship engage faculty, students, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration.
Their interactions address community-identified needs, deepen students’ civic and academic learning, enhance community well-being, and enrich the scholarship
of the institution. Outreach focuses on the application and provision of institutional resources for community use with benefits to both campus and community.
Partnerships focus on collaborative interactions with community and related scholarship for the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration, and application of
knowledge, information, and resources (research, capacity building, economic development, etc.).