Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost

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Initiatives and Priorities

Early Assessment Program

The California State University (CSU), which draws its students from the top third of California's high school graduates, has long accommodated large numbers of incoming students who need remedial education in English and mathematics. While having well over half of incoming students requiring additional preparation is a common occurrence in all states, the CSU and public school leadership believe that an early intervention strategy will help increase the college readiness of high school students.

Graduation Initiative

The purpose of the current initiative, Facilitating Graduation II (FG 2), is to increase by 2015 the 6-year graduation rates of First-Time-Full Time Freshmen (FTFTF) students at SF State to 50.6% and FTFTF Under-Represented Minority (URM) students to 47.1%. In addition, by 2015 we expect to increase the graduation rates of upper-division Transfer (UDT) students to 75.8%, and of UDT URM students to 72.4%. Under-Represented Minority students include students who are African American, Latino, and American Indian. Ideally, we hope to achieve this goal by increasing overall graduation rates by 1.6% per year and URM graduation rates by an additional 0.8%, for an overall increase of 2.4% per year.

WASC Re-Accreditation

The SF State re-accreditation site provides a record of the recent review by our accrediting body Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). During the review period (2007-2011), this site serves as a campus resource as wel as the location for WASC required elements of the re-accreditation review process.

Writing Across the Curriculum and in the Disciplines

The WAC/WID/GWAR website is a resource to aid faculty in creating intellectually challenging writing activities in their disciplines. The site describes SF State's upper-division writing requirement, and offers representative materials from writing intensive classes that can be adapted for individual classes.

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