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Initiative Timeline

This timeline presents the primary academic years in which each initiative will be implemented. Preparatory work for each initiative will begin prior to its appearance in the timeline, and support for implemented initiatives will continue afterward. The year or years marked indicate when an initiative is ready to move from development to implementation and when the College will devote particular attention to bringing that initiative to fruition. 

Year # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Academic Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-2023 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-27 2027-28 2028-29 2-29-30


Thriving Community

Objective Initiative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Continual
Inclusion and Racial Equity Strategy Diversity in curriculum   X X                
  Student cultural competence   X X                
  Foster diverse student body   X X                
  Improve retention and support for students of color and international students   X X                
  Improve faculty, staff, and administrator diversity   X X                
  Advance cultural and cross-cultural intelligence   X X                
  Examine practices for bias   X X                
  Improve campus climate   X X                
  Develop mentoring programs for faculty and staff of color   X X                
  Intellectual hospitality programming   X X                
Aspirational Spaces Revitalize curricular spaces                     X
  Develop new "third space"             X X      
Culture of Innovation Enhance practices based on learning during recent disruptions     X X X            
  Augment staff development, new programming             X X X    
  Initiate programs to encourage and reward innovation       X X            
  Partner with University to support faculty and staff childcare         X X X        
Development Programming to enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well-being                     X
Alumni Alumni programming                     X


Global Engagement

Objective Initiative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Continual
Los Angeles Engagement Use Los Angeles to enrich curricula and experiential learning       X X            
  Establish a study-away program in Downtown Los Angeles                 X X  
Synergistic Partnerships Collaborative relationships with international universities           X X X      
  Develop certificate and similar educational programs       X X X X        
Expanded Service Expand service learning and social entrepreneurship     X X X            
  Support for faculty and student research and creative activity                     X
  Resources for scholarship, teaching, and service                     X


Inspired Graduates

Objective Initiative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Continual
Curricula Prepares Students for the 21st Century Review and revise General Education (GE) program   X X X              
  Develop process for regular ad recurring GE review       X           X  
  Academic majors programs continually assessed and revised                     X
  Intercultural learning in Malibu and IP           X X        
  Increase cultural immersion in international programs         X X          
  Vocational and career programming included in curriculum   X X X              
  Exploration of technology-focused pedagogy         X X          
  Co-curricular programming review and development             X X      
Holistic Development of Students Expand student access to faculty and staff           X X        
  Review of convocation   X X                
  RISE/resilience programming in partnership with Student Affairs                     X
  Improvement of graduation, retention, and settled rates                     X
  Expanded Navigate utilization for student success                     X
  Signature experience for graduating seniors             X X X    
Faculty Enhancement Examine faculty responsibilities and workload               X X    
  Maintain and advance commitment to academic excellence   X X                
  Increased support and assistance for scholarship           X X        
  Enhance faculty development       X X            
Affordable and Accessible Seaver Experience Expanded scholarships and financial assistance           X X X X X  
  Develop new revenue sources             X X X X  
  Sunset programs where appropriate                     X
  Programs to limit family and student indebtedness           X X X X X  
  International program scholarships             X X X X