Public Sharing of Campuses’ Early Start Program Plans


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) urge the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs to post the campuses’ initial Early Start Program plans as they become available.  Additional information including appropriate contact information for program directors, and any subsequent revisions and assessment data should similarly be posted to the Academic Affairs website in a publicly accessible manner; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU similarly urge campuses to make their plans for Early Start also available to their local campus community via their campus websites; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to

  • California State University
    • Executive Vice Chancellor Smith
    • Educational Policies Committee of the CSU Board of Trustees,
    • Campus Senate Chairs
    • Campus Provosts
    • English Council
    • Math Council
    • Early Start Implementation Committee

RATIONALE: Executive Order No.1048 (http:/ provides guidance for the establishment of the Early Start Program as mandated by the California State University Board of Trustees at its May 2010 meeting.  The declared intent of the “Early Start” program is to facilitate a student’s graduation through changes in policies on fulfilling entry-level proficiencies in English and mathematics.  Campuses plans are due to the Office of the Chancellor by Friday, November 19, 2010.

In particular, as of summer 2012, incoming freshmen who have not demonstrated proficiency in English and/or mathematics will be required to begin remediation prior to the term for which they have been admitted, e.g., summer prior to fall.  All students will be required to have achieved proficiency in English and/or mathematics on or before the end of their first year of enrollment at a CSU campus.  At this point, campuses are at different stages in their development and implementation of Early Start programs. It may be helpful for some campuses to examine the Early Start Program plans of other campuses and possibly learn from them. In addition, as a Board-mandated program, it is appropriate that these plans be made available to the public.

Approved Unanimously – November 4-5, 2010

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