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Access To Excellence2008 Full Report

Appendix: Cornerstones Principles and Implementation

Cornerstones Principles
Educational Results
  • Explicit and demonstrated learning outcomes
  • The CSU as a student-centered academic enterprise
  • Active learning as a joint responsibility of the CSU and its students
  • Reinvestment in faculty and their development and scholarship
Access to Higher Education
  • Greater outreach, retention, transfer, and graduation rates, and shorter time to degree
  • A continuing focus on graduate education and continuing education
Financial Stability
  • A Compact-based policy framework to meet the Master Plan goals
  • Shared responsibility for enhancing educational excellence, with revenue and productivity objectives
University Accountability
  • Assessment of student achievement and broader performance reports
  • Relative autonomy and flexibility to the campuses in advancing the CSU policy goals