The CSU Student Success Network Conference is a virtual conference designed by and for middle leaders and students in the CSU

A Virtual Conference
October 13 and 14, 2021

Registration is free for all CSU faculty, staff, administrators, and students

 

2021 Conference Theme:

The Time Is Now: Forging New Visions for Equity in the CSU

 

The convergence of two pandemics, COVID-19 and racial injustice, has magnified structural inequities in the United States and created renewed momentum for immediate change, including in higher education. In the largest four-year university system in the world, how are we as middle leaders—CSU faculty, staff, and administrators—building on this momentum to forge new goals and actions for equity on our campuses? For this year’s conference, we are seeking presentations from middle leaders and students across the CSU about their perspectives and experiences in understanding, adapting, and innovating to respond to and reduce racial and other inequities at all levels on campus. Questions we’d like to engage include: 

  • What evidence are we collecting, sharing, and discussing—and with whom—to identify and address racial and other disparities? 
  • How are we investing in equity efforts in and across our classrooms, academic programs, student services, administrative structures, and institutional policies? 
  • What are we doing to improve advising, health, and counseling services to better support students’ whole selves—whether they are advancing or in crisis? And how have we adapted coordinated care processes for a virtual environment?
  • What changes in budgeting, strategic planning, academic policy, and hiring are being considered, and who is included at the table? 
  • How are we innovating curriculum, pedagogy, or modes of instructional delivery to better support student learning and reduce racial, socioeconomic, and first generation inequities?
  • How are we leveraging this opportunity for change, and what early outcomes and implications have we seen? 

Why an Annual Conference? 

The CSU Student Success Network Conference is designed by and for middle leaders and students in the CSU. Its purpose is to advance equitable student success by providing faculty, staff, administrators, and students with an annual statewide opportunity to share actionable research, evidence, and practices for use or adaptation on our own campuses. The conference builds relationships and knowledge exchange across the CSU.

 

Conference Outcomes

Equity

  • Increase understanding of equity opportunities and challenges

Knowledge

  • Learn about practical, evidence-based examples of student success efforts

Relationships

  • Build relationships with colleagues at your campus and from across the CSU who are involved in campus-level efforts to support equitable student success. 
  • Identify connections among student success efforts across the CSU 

 

Registration Details

Registration is free for all CSU faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Registration information TBA.

 

Past Conferences

Questions?

Contact: Larissa Mercado-López, Annual Conference Director

Student Success
Network Calendar

THURSDAY, APRIL 15

12:30pm
Middle Leadership Academy spring session 1

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

12:30pm
Middle Leadership Academy spring session 2

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

12:30pm
Supporting and Engaging Men of Color in the CSU: Part 2

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

12:30pm
Middle Leadership Academy spring session 3

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

10:00am
Annual CSU Student Success Network Conference

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

10:00am
Annual CSU Student Success Network Conference

 

 

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