Fresno State's Strategic Priorities: Priority One
Enhance teaching and learning through best practices, innovative programs, and high impact experiences that attract talented and diverse students and contribute to retention, extraordinary learning, the development of the whole student, and lifelong success.
We measure progress and success by employing the metrics provided by the California State University Office of the Chancellor relevant to graduation rates, GPA, and retention. Additionally, student satisfaction measures are developed and assessed.
Graduation Initiative 2025 Goal
Supporting student success means helping to ensure that equity gaps between underserved students and peers are closed, with a goal of 0% achievement gap.
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Priority One Themes
- Access to classes.
- Curriculum and course redesign.
- Co-curricular and student support services promoting engagement and a sense of belonging.
Priority One Highlights
First in the nation to receive four AASCU awards
First in the nation to receive four AASCU awards, which recognize institutions for excellent and innovative approaches to student success. The University most recently earned the 2017 AASCU award for Student Success and College Completion.
Increased access to classes
All new students are guaranteed a full 15-unit course load each semester.
67 Net New Faculty Positions
Improved Academic Advisor Ratio 1:669 Students
9% over last year
$235 Million in Financial Aid Awarded in 2014-2017
Launched General Education Course Redesign
Commitment to Ensuring All Content is Closed Captioned
Record Number of Student Cupboard Visitors
The Student Cupboard distributed over 200,000 lbs. of food and 200 hygiene packs to students in need in 2016-2017. The cupboard has 107,315 total visits and 9,500 unique visitors since launch.
Opened the Clothing Closet
1,500 students have utilized the Clothing Closet since it opened on April 1, 2016. The Clothing Closet provides students with the proper professional clothing attire needed for an interview, career fair and first job.
Established New Student Centers
Cross Cultural and Gender Center, Dream Success Center, University Advising Center, Money Management Center, Career Development Center, Veterans Resource Center, Office of Black Student Success
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