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Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Success Implementation tracking chart

On Going Projects

Action Step Responsibility Status
Acknowledge achievement in undergraduate teaching President and Deans “Recognizing commendable faculty who teach lower division courses” initiative to be implemented 2011/2012
Reward undergraduate teaching Provost Part of AAUP contract negotiations.
Reaffirm institutional commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Provost Additional workload credit for faculty teaching high enrollment sections, to be piloted Spring 2012
Reaffirm institutional commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Deans, dept. chairs “Teaching experience” becomes part of search criteria for all tenure track faculty and lecturers, Fall 2011
Support professional development for undergrad teaching Deans, dept. chairs New faculty for Fall 2011 being contacted to encourage participation in “teaching fundamentals” workshops
Use Center for Teaching Excellence and professional development funds to improve teaching CTE CTE expanding workshops and continuing Teaching Enhancement Awards in 2011-2012
Include part-time faculty in departmental activities except as prohibited by contract or regulations Dept. chairs, regular faculty CEHS has held first FT/PT gathering (Spring 2011); other Colleges encouraged
Provide part-time faculty greater access to teaching development opportunities CTE, dept. chairs CTE: 2011-2012 offerings include adjunct-friendly schedule options

2011 Projects

Action Step Responsibility Status
Allow faculty access to student advising information, including “advisor” tab on CampusNet Central administration, IS&T Access exists with FERPA limitations; application process being streamlined, Fall 2011
Devise an institutional strategy for intrusive advising College advising staffs, VPro for Academic Programs Starfish software pilot beginning Fall 2011. This is Step 1.
Educate the university on intrusive advising College advising staffs, VPro for Academic Programs Topic introduced to Faculty Senate, Spring 2011. This is step 1.
Adopt requirement for students to have a graduation plan Faculty Senate Faculty Senate endorsed recommendations of Undergraduate Success Committee (including this item) in Spring 2011
Prepare implementation of graduation plan College Advising staffs, faculty advisors Programmatic graduation plans under discussion at presidential retreat, August 2011
Develop procedure for correcting errors in degree auditing Registrar Hiring of undergraduate curriculum director underway, August 2011
Recruit part-time faculty well in advance and train them Provost, Colleges, CTE CTE offering end-of-summer classroom basics workshops available to part-timers, August 2011
Make compensation for part-timers competitive Human Resources Data gathered from comparable local institutions, Summer 2011
Further study of “bottleneck” courses Student Success Committee, dept. chairs For future action
Develop webpage for part-time faculty CTE Under development, Summer 2011
Convert part-time positions to full-time faculty positions Provost For future action
Develop and implement plan for intrusive advising College advising staffs, Vpro for Academic Programs For future action
Implement the Modified Early Alert System VPro Academic Programs, IS&T For future action
Add graduation plan to Degree Audit software (December) VP Enrollment Serv., IS&T For future action
Allow for advisor overrides to the graduation plan University Registrar and College Advising staffs For future action
Investigate scheduling analytics software University Registrar For future action
Convene meetings of stakeholders to discuss retention of subsets of CSU students OMACR For future action
Gather data from students in each subset of CSU students Student Success Committee For future action
Obtain expert advice on CSU student subsets OMACR For future action

2012 Projects

Action Step Responsibility Status
Review the graduation planning system Registrar and UCC First steps being taken in Fall 2011
Begin implementation of Graduation Plan requirement All advising offices For future action
Recommendations on existing and new programs serving targeted populations Student Success Committee For future action
Pay part-time faculty for holding regular office hours Dept. chairs For future action
Reintroduce Early Alert System to faculty and staff VPro for Academic Programs For future action

2013 Projects

Action Step Responsibility Status
Create an endowed teaching chair Faculty Affairs Committee; President Berkman, University Advancement For future action