2003-04 Events/Activities/Reports

Report of the First Year Planning Committee for the Learning-Centered University Initiative (.pdf file)

Address by Dr. William Plater

Below is Dr. William Plater's address on the learning-centered university, which was delivered on March 19, 2004, as well as the response to the presentation by the CSUN panelists. The links are followed by several documents cited in his address that were made available prior to his presentation:


"CSU Northridge at the Crossroads: Which Path to the Future." by William Plater (March 19, 2004)
Response to Dr. Plater's Address by CSUN Panelists (March 19, 2004)
"Toward an Inclusive Vision: Liberal Education in the New Century." Address by Dr. William Plater to the Achieving Greater Expectations Conference (November 13, 2003).* (.pdf file)

GREATER EXPECTATIONS: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College (2002). * (.pdf file)
Report of the Greater Expectations National Panel (Chair: Judith Ramaley, Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources,National Science Foundation), published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Invitation to Dr. William Plater's March 19 Address on the Learning-Centered University (February 17, 2004)
The President's Fourth Annual Convocation: "Mapping the Future for a University on the Move" (August 21, 2003)

Brown Bag Dialogues

As part of the continuing conversation on the learning-centered university, a series of "brown bag" noontime dialogues were scheduled during the Spring 2004 semester.

The purpose of these dialogues was to further the discussion on the learning-centered university and to determine our next steps in this area for 2004-05. The brown bags were hosted by President Koester, Interim Provost Linda Bain and Vice President Terry Piper.

Click on the following links to view the summaries of the Brown Bag Dialogues:

Content Analysis of "Idea Gathering" Sheets From the Brown Bag Dialogues on the Learning-Centered University (.pdf file)


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