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Campus Connect

In support of our Strategic Priority of Campus Climate, Campus Connect is a signature program designed to offer participants a broad perspective of California State University San Marcos and how the divisions and departments are interconnected. Thirty participants representing a broad cross-section of the campus are selected each year. Over nine class sessions they learn what other employees, including faculty, administrators and staff do to support the mission of the university, and meet its strategic priorities. Upon graduation from the Campus Connect program, participants are invited back to an annual luncheon and celebrated as Campus Connect Ambassadors.

Program Objectives:
Campus Connect is not a professional development program, rather it aims to enhance a positive campus climate by achieving the following objectives:

  • Increase awareness of job functions across divisions and departments to highlight the interdependent nature of everyone’s work
  • Instill a deeper understanding of the “university first” culture
  • Develop an appreciation for the complexity of the institution
  • Create a cadre of “ambassadors” who will share insights, clarify misconceptions and communicate information about how the university works

Program Requirements:
Campus Connect participants must apply to the program to be considered. Participation in Campus Connect is a two-year commitment. During the first year of the program, participants will attend nine class sessions to engage with colleagues and learn more about the campus and the interconnected work being done to support the mission and strategic priorities of the university. During the second year of the program, each member of the prior year’s class will join one committee: selection, curriculum or orientation as well as facilitate one session of the Campus Connect program for the incoming class.