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CSU Opens Student Success Analytics Certificate Program to National Audience



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The California State University announced its acclaimed Student Success Analytics Certificate Program will be made available nationwide to all college and university faculty, staff and administrators interested in participating in the interactive professional development program.

“Over the last several years we've seen how analyzing student data can help faculty, staff and administrators close equity gaps on CSU campuses. We have developed a unique and innovative program that has been successful within our system, and we are pleased to welcome our higher education colleagues to be a part of this vitally important work," said CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro.

The program creates an environment where participants can work collaboratively to draw equity-focused insights from their campus data and move toward action. The Office of the Chancellor launched the program five years ago. Since then, teams from all 23 CSU campuses have joined the learning community. Alumni of the program have used data from the CSU Student Success Dashboard to create programs improving student success on their home campuses in line with the goals of the Graduation Initiative 2025.

“We are laser-focused on our student success and equity goals. Over the last five years this program has helped the CSU continue on the path to achieving these goals by creating dynamic learning environments for campus teams to use data to drive positive change," said CSU Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Sylvia Alva.

Participation has increased tenfold since its inception, and the program has begun to garner national interest.

“Last year we welcomed teams from the University of Northern Colorado, Southern University, and Stanford University to our learning community. This year we look forward to engaging with additional participants from around the country to learn strategies for improving evidence-based equity-minded practices on their campus," said Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success Jeff Gold. 

The application process is open and runs through early December. The program begins on January 28, 2022 and runs through April 29, 2022. A certificate is awarded to all participants who successfully complete the program.

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About the California State University

The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 56,000 faculty and staff and 486,000 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California community colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 132,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 4 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter​​​