Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships

Engaged Learning Taxonomies

The CSU is developing definitional taxonomies of some of the high-impact practices identified and catalogued by the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. We expect the additional detail and consistency to improve our research in this area, supporting a case for more universal adoption. Please visit our teaching commons to react to the taxonomies as currently drafted, or participate in their development.

Engaged Learning in the CSU

Engaged Learning

The Center for Community Engagement supports CSU faculty in service learning, civic engagement, and other high-impact practices that bring college learning into the community. We partner with public agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and other groups, but they all represent our most important partners, the people of California.

International Programs and Summer Programs support the mission of the CSU to prepare globally competent graduates by developing and encouraging programming both in California and abroad. The office provides policy support to Academic Affairs in these areas. Summer Arts provides opportunities for CSU students to take part in intensive programs with well-known guest artists from around the world.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning promotes the highest standards of faculty professional growth and collaboration throughout the 23-campus California State System. Through its network of campus-based Faculty Development Directors, the ITL engages faculty in their multiple roles of teaching, research, and service.

Student Academic Support (SAS) assists the CSU's 23 campuses with the broad range of student service-related programs designed to help students achieve their academic and personal goals.

Undergraduate Research is a key high-impact educational practice, and is a growing part of CSU undergraduate education programs. CSU faculty members are outstanding scholars in their disciplines, and provide significant mentorship to support the research, scholarship, and creative activities they undertake with their students. Much of the undergraduate research conducted at the CSU is focused on regional and community needs, supports students' professional advancement, and constitutes an important driver for curriculum renewal and innovation.