on track in accountability goals
University recently completed its campus accountability report,
which showed the campus is meeting most of its performance goals
for the academic year 2002-03, according to Ric Brown, interim vice
president for academic affairs.
The goals, part of an accountability process established by the
CSU system, include progression to degree, graduation rates, teacher
credentials, relations to public schools, remediation, facilities
use and university advancement. "The campus community has worked
very well together to benefit our students," Brown says.
Highlights of the report include:
graduation rates for California community college transfers increased
from 69.3 percent in 1998-99 to 74.4 percent in 2000-01, higher
than the 2002-03 goal of 70 percent.
number of multiple-subject teaching credentials increased from
320 in 1998-99 to 466 in 2001-02, above the 2002-03 goal of 440.
number of CSUS students involved in outreach to K-12 schools grew
from 156 in 1998-99 to 1,300 in 2002-03, nearly three times the
2002-03 target of 475.
enrollment on Fridays grew from 1,165 FTES in 1998-99 to 1,951
FTES in fall 2002, exceeding the 2002-3 goal of 1,570 FTES.
The enrollment goals are largely the result of a return to three-day
Monday-Wednesday-Friday scheduling in fall 2002, which helped the
University accommodate its rapidly increasing enrollment, says Paul
Noble, associate vice president for academic affairs. "I don't
know how we would have handled all that growth without the increased
capacity on Friday," he says.
The CSU accountability process was instituted in 1999 and has evolved
through input from individual campuses, the Alumni Council, the
California State Student Association and the CSU Academic Senate.
The systemwide process analyzes the CSU system's educational objectives
and honors the diverse ways the campuses help meet the state's educational
objectives. Outcomes are reported on a regular, cyclical basis,
with systemwide performance reported annually and campus performance
reported every other year.