With growing numbers of commuter and non-traditional students who do not spend their free time on campus, it’s especially challenging to connect students to the services designed to help them succeed. Cal State Fullerton is addressing this issue through its Student Success Team (SST) model, which embeds a group of faculty, academic advisors, student affairs, and career services into every college within the university.
In this webcast, Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez will describe how CSUF embarked on this partnership between student affairs and academic affairs that has helped her institution see an 11% increase in graduation rates. She’ll pay special attention to the role of career services in this model, which moves beyond its physical career center to engage students where they are.
Who Should Attend
The Student Success Team model will be especially effective at large, diverse institutions with dramatic differences in student success and risk. Career services professionals will get advice on how to achieve some small wins using the model. Additionally, any professional charged with student success will hear ideas on how student affairs and academic affairs can join forces to offer non-traditional students a constellation of resources right in their academic colleges.
We’ve designed this 60-minute broadcast to showcase an innovative practice in higher education. While we can’t promise that you’ll be able to replicate Cal State Fullerton’s success, you will learn about the main successes and challenges of their model. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and get a few pieces of advice about how to proceed on your campus.
Dr. Elizabeth Zavala-Acevez
Director, Career Center California State University, Fullerton