Creating New Possibilities

I am pleased to receive and accept the CSU, Chico Academic Plan, 2015-2020, the result of a highly collaborative, consultative process involving more than 600 participants carried out over two years (AY13-14, 14-15).  It is designed to reflect our highest aspirations and values for our students and the University's academic community.

The Academic Plan will be both consequential and a living document.  The priorities elaborated in the Academic Plan will guide decision–making and resource allocation as we strive to meet its goals.  The drafting of the plan represents an important milestone.  But more work lies ahead as we take these lofty goals and link them to specific actions, outcomes and metrics to gauge our progress.

I invite you to re-visit this page periodically as we grow this plan from a set of well-considered ideas into a detailed guide to action, all with an intense focus on the success of our students and our academic community in the rapidly changing context of our increasingly connected, diverse and globalized world.

Susan Elrod, Interim Provost