Task Force Aims to Boost Graduation Rates

CSU students need more assistance mapping out a plan to complete a baccalaureate degree, according to a draft of a new California State University report on facilitating graduation rates. The report, the product of a task force launched by CSU Trustee Roberta Achtenberg, recommends the development of 4-year, 5-year and 6-year graduation roadmaps to guide students in all academic degree programs.

?Students arrive at the CSU with the goal of graduation in mind,? said Statewide Academic Senate Chair Jacquelyn Kegley, who co-chaired the task force along with CSU Northridge Provost Louanne Kennedy. ?While we cannot control students? individual decisions about how they juggle the relative priorities of family, work, and school, we can provide clear and accessible roadmaps to help them navigate the path to graduation.?

A draft of the report, ?Facilitating Student Success in Achieving the Baccalaureate Degree,? was presented to the CSU?s Board of Trustees at its meeting last week. Board members will be asked to approve the final report at their March meeting.

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