Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Plan 2015-2020

CSU, Chico is an institution that aspires to be, and that is, rich in the spirits of inquiry, community, service, and place. Chico State is a special community of learning and excellence, a place of people and ideas, and a place of public purpose and service. What binds us together – teaching and learning – and what commands our attention – our students and the expectations of our communities – defines the Chico Experience.

The Academic Plan (PDF) reflects the Division of Academic Affairs' highest values as an academic community, especially our focus on student success and academic excellence. The Plan aligns with the mission of the California State University system and Chico State’s Strategic Priorities: improving access, ensuring high quality learning experiences, engaging students in high impact learning practices, and facilitating timely graduation. We are particularly concerned with creating a student-centered, inclusive academic community, especially as we concentrate our efforts on enhancing student, staff, and faculty diversity.

This Academic Plan sets ambitious goals for our students and our own professional practice. Now we must hold ourselves accountable for reaching these goals. In fall 2014, the campus engaged in a series of Action Conversations that translated the themes of the Academic Plan into specific actions aimed at realizing our goals. In the coming academic year, we will draw on the ideas of those conversations, as well as further analyses, to:

  1. align our efforts with the priorities outlined in the Academic Plan (PDF), and the University Strategic Plan (PDF);
  2. develop new and enhance existing initiatives that are consistent with our Academic Plan;
  3. determine appropriate ways to measure our success in meeting the challenges outlined in the Academic Plan; and,
  4. assign responsibility to appropriate people, departments, colleges, or other units in Academic Affairs for priority actions.

The Academic Plan lays out ambitious and laudable goals. Our task now is to realize these goals through thoughtful, collective efforts on behalf of our students, our academic community, and the entire University.

Academic Plan 2015-2020 (PDF)