Give Students a Compass

Engaging from the Start Conference

JOIN COLLEAGUES from the California Community Colleges and California State University to explore ways we can improve General Education (GE) policy and practice to make it more engaging, relevant, and transformational. We seek guidance from faculty, administrators, staff, and students across both systems as we explore new approaches in the GE transfer curriculum.

Plenary Presentations: 

José L. Cruz, Vice President for Higher Education Policy & Practice, The Education Trust, “Replenishing Opportunity in America” (pdf file).

Ken O’Donnell, State University Associate Dean, CSU Chancellor’s Office, “The California Context” (ppt file).

John Tarjan, Professor of Management and Marketing, CSU Bakerfield, and Chair, Chancellor’s GE Advisory Committee, “What is the End Game?” (pptx).

Give Students a Compass - Phase II, “Pilot Sites” (ppt file).

Summary of Working Sessions

A summary of recommendations and issues identified by conference working groups can be found here (docx).