Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships

Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships

Our office connects CSU students to high-quality educational experiences-with community partners and faculty via service learning, with the California Community Colleges and other institutions to promote meaningful and purposeful transfer curricula, and among faculty at sister campuses within the CSU-all to foster deeper learning and improved completion rates.

We maintain a teaching commons for the free exchange of ideas and research, with additional material available at the links below.


Engagement Opportunities

To subscribe to updates on the opportunities below, join our listserv through the GE and Student Engagement teaching commons.

CSU Academic & Student Success Programs

Chancellor Timothy White has committed ongoing funds for High-Impact Practices that deepen learning and improve graduation rates for all students.  Any CSU campus may apply.

Ongoing deadlines with annual proposal and reporting cycles.

Linked Learning Pathways to the Baccalaureate

California Community Colleges are working with the CSU to apply Linked Learning principles to Career and Technical Education, to improve liberal learning and preparation for transfer to the CSU. Funding from the James Irvine Foundation.

See the July 2014 announcement of awardees.

CSU STEM Collaboratives

At least eight CSU campuses will expand intensive summer-through-first-year-programs to actively engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

See the May 2014 Request for Proposals, meet project manager Dawn Digrius, or register for the proposal-writing workshop at CSU Dominguez Hills on June 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


CSU STEM departments, institutes or Colleges can apply to host a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member for one year, typically July-July. VISTA members help implement, enhance, and increase the number of High Impact Practices offered.

Details at the CSU STEM VISTA home page.