Implementing Systemwide Changes in the CSU

By Dr. Thad Nodine, Dr. Robert Gabriner

The implementation of new policies instituted by the California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office or by campus executive leadership can benefit from having campus teams of faculty, staff, and administrators participate in the CSU Student Success Network (Network)’s Middle Leadership Academy (Academy), according to an evaluative study of the impacts of the Academy. This report, which is based on that study, finds that the Academy served as a catalyst in helping campus teams address resistance and take advantage of opportunities for substantive change through leadership, communications, and networking. As a result, the Academy appears to be well positioned, with additional supports and resources, to facilitate and deepen campus efforts to address long-standing issues such as equity.