The California State University (CSU) Student Success Network complements student success efforts underway in the CSU by offering forums for sustained, cross-campus, cross-role, professional learning opportunities for “middle leaders”—faculty, staff, and administrators at the campus level who work closely with students. Student participation is welcomed and encouraged.
The Network offers several activities: day-long convenings on topics of importance to the campuses, a year-long Middle Leadership Academy that provides professional learning opportunities for cross-role campus teams, and applied research projects focused on issues related to students’ experiences. These activities are supported by communications efforts to share learnings with campuses across the CSU.
In its second year as a state-supported effort, the Network released its first two publications, launched the Middle Leadership Academy, supported two convenings hosted by CSU campuses, engaged an external developmental evaluator, launched a blog to share evidence-based information from across the system, and continued to cultivate key relationships within the CSU.
Network activities are free for participants.