College of Humanities
Strategic Plan
2015 - 2017
College of Humanities
Departments:
Programs:
Asian American Studies
American Indian Studies
Central American Studies
Humanities
Chicana/o Studies
Jewish Studies
English
Liberal Studies
Gender and Women’s Studies
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Linguistics/TESL
Queer Studies
Modern and Classical Languages and
Literatures
Sustainability Studies
Philosophy
Religious Studies
College Mission Statement
 Explore and value the diversities of cultures, thought,
perspectives, literatures, and languages of humanity;
 Critically reflect on and analyze multiple dimensions of human
identity and experience;
 Contribute to scholarship and creative production and
innovation; and
 Act as responsible global citizens committed to principles of
freedom, equality, justice, and participatory democracy.
Planning Principles
 Students first
 Focus on community needs
 Transparency
 Consultation and collaboration
 Cross-disciplinary cooperation
 Fiscal responsibility
Planning Priorities
Excellence in:
 Teaching
 Learning
 Research
 Student engagement
 Community engagement
College of Humanities
Goal One
Create and deliver curriculum that is
responsive to regional communities
G O A L 1 : C R E AT E A N D D E L I V E R C U R R I C U L U M T H AT I S
RESPONSIVE TO REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
ACTIVITIES UNDER WAY
 China Studies pathway in Liberal Studies
 Minor in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (M.E.I.S.)
 Degree pathway in Spanish Interpretation and Translation
 Conversion of M.A. Humanities to fully online format
 Launch online degree completion program: Essential Knowledges for
Career Success
 Expansion of Digital Humanities course offerings
 Expansion of online and hybrid courses for nontraditional students
G O A L 1 : C R E AT E A N D D E L I V E R C U R R I C U L U M T H AT I S
RESPONSIVE TO REGIONAL COMMUNITIES
PLANNED ACTIVITIES
 Development of “Wellness” track in Liberal Studies
 Development of Graduate Certificate: Working With Diverse
Communities
 Creation of Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. in Liberal Studies
 Creation of Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
 Central American Studies Program expansion to Department status
College of Humanities
Goal Two
Engage community
GOAL 2: ENGAGE COMMUNITY
ACTIVITIES UNDER WAY
 Poet in Residence: Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez –
Spring 2016
 Scholar in Residence: Mehrangiz Kar – 2015/16
 Mapping the Jewish Valley project
 Institute for Sustainability activities
 Service Learning across the College
 Women’s Research & Resource Center activities
 Humanities newsletter
 China Institute activities
 [email protected] exhibit and campus events
GOAL 2: ENGAGE COMMUNITY
PLANNED ACTIVITIES
 Expanded alumni outreach
 Expansion of American Indian Studies partnerships with local
community groups
 Expansion of Asian American Studies partnerships with local
community groups
 Expansion of Central American Studies partnerships with local
community groups
 Expansion of Chicana/o Studies partnerships with local
community groups
College of Humanities
Goal Three
Support Meaningful Student
Learning and Engagement
GOAL 3: SUPPORT MEANINGFUL STUDENT LEARNING
AND ENGAGEMENT
ACTIVITIES UNDER WAY
 Ongoing college-level assessment of learning outcomes
 Opening of new Undergraduate Research Lab F2015
 Internships in writing professions for Creative Writing majors
 CoH Academic Programming Fund
 CoH Peer Mentor Program
 SSC/EOP programming
 Community college outreach to encourage CSUN and Humanities transfers
 Ongoing assessment of EOP advisement outcomes
 AdvisorTrac online scheduling system
GOAL 3: SUPPORT MEANINGFUL STUDENT LEARNING
AND ENGAGEMENT
PLANNED ACTIVITIES
 SSC/EOP programming
 Student workshops on major and career exploration
 Student feedback on support services via SurveyTrac
College of Humanities
Goal Four
Increase Sponsored Funding for
Faculty Research and Student
Programs
G O A L 4 : S P O N S O R E D F U N D I N G F O R FA C U LT Y
RESEARCH AND STUDENT PROGRAMS
ACTIVITIES
 Department of Education grant to create China Studies minor
 Renewed funding for Startalk Russian Language & Culture study
 Renewed funding for Literacy Scholars for the Future of L.A.
 Teagle Foundation grant to study Liberal Arts/STEM integration
 CoH Faculty Fellows Program
 University Research Fellows Program
 Probationary Faculty Summer Research Stipends
 Grant Matching Funds
 Support for student engagement in faculty-led research projects
College of Humanities
Goal Five
Facilitate Student Success
G O A L 5 : FA C I L I TAT E S T U D E N T S U C C E S S
ACTIVITIES
 Improve graduation rates
o Increase average student unit load for all majors in CoH
o Encourage summer enrollment for all majors in CoH
o Sponsor student workshops on degree planning
o Assist students in developing MAPs (My Academic Planner)
o Increase online and weekend course offerings
GOAL 5: FACILITATE STUDENT SUCCESS
ACTIVITIES
Improve retention
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Student workshops on time management and study skills
Mandatory advising and Early Warning System
AdvisorTrac and SurveyTrac
Cohorted programs
oLiberal Studies Freshman Connection
oLiberal Studies ITEP
oEnglish FYI (Four Year Integrated)
GOAL 5: FACILITATE STUDENT SUCCESS
ACTIVITIES
• Expansion of Peer Mentor Program
• Continue proactive advisement and student support
services through SSC/EOP and LRS offices
• Continue advisement outcomes assessment
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