Confidentiality and Privacy

The information gathered by Cozen throughout the assessment often concerns matters of a private and highly personal nature. Individuals who participated in the assessment were assured that any information they provided would be de-identified and shared without personal attribution. Likewise, any oral or written reports the Cozen team shares with the board of trustees or the public will protect student and employee confidentiality and privacy. 

Concerns about specific employees' performance or misconduct that are disclosed to the Cozen team during its assessment will not be addressed in any written or oral reports that are shared publicly including with the CSU community. Instead, any such issues brought to the attention of the Cozen team during its assessment will be (and in some cases, have been) raised in privileged communications exclusively with individuals who have a need to know, so these concerns can be appropriately and directly addressed or investigated while protecting employee and student privacy.