Goals of Cornerstones
We have started by identifying the broadest objectives for the initiative:
- To clarify long-term "system" goals for the
CSU through the year 2005, to ensure a commitment to central defining
characteristics of the CSU that will become the basis for detailed planning.
- To develop plans to show the state and its citizens
how CSU intends to achieve its primary goals regarding the substance of a
CSU education, enrollment and financing, the organization of delivery
of education, the integration of technology into the institution, the fostering
of innovation and decentralization of the system.
- To combine a public dialog about the future of the
CSU with a task-oriented process, to ensure that the change management
process is accessible and open, and leads to choices.
- To explore the contribution and implications of seeking
truly differentiated campus identities within a state system, thus better
defining the process through which individual campus identities are framed
and decentralization is balanced with statewide commitments.
- To improve the internal consultative and decision-making
capacity of the CSU by strengthening the capacity of the Board of Trustees
to provide leadership and remain accountable for publicly recognized objectives
and purposes by integrating faculty, presidential, and student involvement
in the planning process.