Office of Student Success Innovations

  • December 2016 Town Hall Audience

    December 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • October2016TownHall1

    October 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • December2016TownHall2

    December 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • October2016TownHall3

    October 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • September Town Hall Panel

    September 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • Large Scale September Town Hall Meeting

    September 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • September 2016 Writing

    September 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • September 2016 Respondent

    September 2016 Town Hall Meeting

  • Eric Cooper, keynote speaker speaking at 2016 Academic Innovation Showcase

    May 2016 Academic Innovation Showcase

  • May 2016 Academic Showcase Mónica García

    May 2016 Academic Innovation Showcase

Student Success Initiatives

Provost's Planning & Professional Development Series on Student Success


College Student Success Teams

February 24, 2017 Retreat Agenda

February 24, 2017 Retreat PPT Slides: The Importance of First-Year Retention (Janet Oh and Kristy Michaud)

Yeager, David, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, Sophia Yang Hooper, and Geoffrey Cohen. 2017. “Loss of Institutional Trust Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents: A Consequence of Procedural Injustice and a Cause of Life-Span Outcomes,” Child Development. (Early View accessed on February 26, 2017 by clicking here, selecting Wiley-Blackwell Journals, and choosing “Early View” from the left pane).

Yeager, David, Gregory Walton, and Geoffrey Cohen. 2013. “Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions,” Phi Delta Kappan, 94, 62-65. Click here for article.

Town Hall Series on the Current Higher Education Environment

September 30, 2016: Haven't we always been focused on student success?

October 28, 2016: Who are our students and how can we leverage that information to help them succeed?

December 9, 2016: What is the CSUN student experience like and what resources are available to help students succeed?

What is the CSUN student experience like and what resources are available to help students succeed? 

December 2016 Town Hall Flyer and Program

December 2016 Question Slides

February 10, 2017: What you call it matters: The Opportunity Gaps at CSUN

March 10, 2017: How can we activate student strengths by understanding the common core standards?

Academic Innovation Showcases


Identifying and Activating Student Strengths & Amplifying Student Voice

A Delicate Balance: High Achieving Latinas Negotiating Academic Demands, Family, and Individual Aspirations

Mónica G. García, Secondary Education

Two Sides of the Coin: Using Risk Assessment to Promote a Growth Mindset

Ron Klemp, Secondary Education

Experiencing Confidence and Enjoyment of Learning (ExCEL): Programs for Motivating Students and Empowering Faculty

Mark Stevens, Educational Psychology & Counseling

Kufundisha: An Innovative Teaching Approach for Student Engagement and Experiential Learning

Cedric Hackett, Africana Studies

Building Relationships & Providing Enrichment

Student Success Collaborative: Mentors and Mentees in HHD

Doris Abrishami, Health Sciences

Chris Bolsmann, Kinesiology

Civil Discourse & Social Change

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Communication Studies

Stevie Ruiz, Chicano and Chicana Studies

Peer Learning Facilitators for Exercise Physiology

Kim Henige, Kinesiology

Summer Interdisciplinary Team Research in STEM

Cristina Cadavid, Physics and Astronomy

BUILD PODER: Race/Ethnicity and Biomedical Education

Gabriela Chavira & Carrie Saetermoe, Psychology

Service Learning as a High Impact Practice

Debi Cours, Marketing & Danielle Spratt, English 

Integrating Prerequisites for Learning, Situating Learning in the Lives of Students, & Eliciting High Intellectual Performance

Equity-Minded Strategies for Student Success

Linda Bowen, Journalism

Student-Generated, Media-Rich Examples of Behavior Analysis in Real Life

Tara Fahmie, Psychology

The History of Ethnic Studies and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Faculty Collaboration and Building Learning Communities Beyond the Classroom

Renee Moreno, Chicano and Chicana Studies

Raquel Kennon, Africana Studies

Tom Spencer-Walters, Africana Studies

Maria Turnmeyer, Asian American Studies

Getting Students Psyched: Designing an Outline 'Orientation to the Major' Course

Debra Berry Malmberg, Psychology

Matador Momentum: Re-imagining the First Year of College

Cheryl Spector, Academic First Year Experiences

Digital Pedagogies and Storytelling to Enhance Student Learning and Engagement

Theresa White, Africana Studies


Please hold the date for Tuesday, May 9th

Graduation Initiative 2025

Graduation Initiative 2025

Enrollment Management

Schedule Building Professional Development Series

  • Team Leads: Diane Stephens and Eleanor Jones

College Graduation Rate and Opportunity Gap Targets

  • Team Leads: College Deans

Reducing Student to Faculty Ratios in lower division GE and major courses

  • Team Lead: Elizabeth Adams

Schedule Augmentation for Spring 2017

  • Team Leads: Diane Stephens, Eleanor Jones, and Elizabeth Adams

Completion Grants Winter and Summer 2017

  • Team Leads: Lili Vidal and Dwayne Cantrell


Graduation and Retention Specialists

  • Team Leads: Shelly Thompson and Elizabeth Adams

Expansion of EAB Campus and use of Early Warning Systems within

  • Team Leads: Elizabeth Adams and Shelly Thompson

Student Engagement Survey and Intervention (MAPWorks)

  • Team Leads: Janet Oh and Shelly Thompson

Data Capability Expansion

Faculty Technology Center Programming

  • Team Lead: Deone Zell

Putting data in the hands of decision makers (Tableau)

  • Team Lead: Janet Oh

Data Champions

The Data Champions Program brings together key faculty and staff throughout the university in an effort to facilitate data-informed decision making about how CSUN can better support student success.

First Year for Freshmen and Transfers

Faculty Development Programming

  • Team Lead: Whitney Scott

30 to Thrive/Student Success Advertising Campaign

  • Team Leads: Cheryl Spector and the Matador Momentum Team

Peer Mentoring by Experienced Students

  • Team Leads: Patrick Bailey, Shelley Ruelas-Bischoff, and the Matador Momentum Team

Early identification of and intervention with 2.5 and 4.5 students

  • Team Leads: Todd Wolfe, Elizabeth Adams, and Shelly Thompson


Stretch Math

  • Team Leads: Kate Stevenson and Rabia Djellouili

Expansion of ExCEL

  • Team Lead: Mark Stevens

Success Skills Module Development

  • Team Lead: Rashawn Green