SJSU Graduation Initiative
SJSU Retention & Graduation Initiative
The CSU Retention & Graduation Initiative: Closing the Achievement Gap was an initiative set forth by the Chancellor's Office in Fall 2009 to challenge all 23 campuses to increase their retention and graduation rates for first-time freshmen and transfer students. The ultimate goal is to reduce the achievement gap between represented and non-represented groups by half by AY 2015/2016.
In Fall 2009, a Retention and Graduation Delivery Team was convened and has been meeting on a regular basis to finalize and begin implementation of SJSU's Retention & Graduation Initiative Plan. This plan is a "living" document that will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. The original finalized report and summary, as submitted to the Chancellor's Office in late February, as well as two revisions to the original plan are included below. Also found below is the presentation by former Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jeri Echeverria, to the January CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, which provides background information on the CSU initiative and system-wide targets for AY 2015/2016.
The support and participation of all staff and faculty is vital to the success of this important and far-reaching initiative. As Provost and Team Leader, I welcome and encourage you to read the reports below and submit any questions, concerns or comments you may have.