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Phase I

studyThe purpose of the Phase I HSI task force was to help the internal University and local community better understand the multiple benefits of achieving HSI eligibility and to garner support from these groups. The achievement of this objective required research, the development of communication strategies, and presentations to internal and external University stakeholders. The work of the task force began in the fall 2004 semester and was completed with the end of the spring 2005 semester.

Phase II

The work of the Phase II task force ensures that the goal of achieving HSI eligibility is embodied in the University Strategic Plan and is an institutional priority. Achieving HSI eligibility will help meet the strategic priorities which include campus climate, community partnership, academic excellence, student life, and educational equity.

The second phase begins conversations with North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA) and apply for monies through this organization to help fund some of the recruitment and retention strategies developed by the task force. Grants through NCHEA could be used to help establish articulation agreements and solidify strategies to strengthen the educational pipeline for students from the community colleges to CSUSM.

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Phase III

Achieve HSI status and establish internal process for HSI-related grant proposals.

  • HSI Town Hall Presentation - March 25, 2010