Support Academic Progress

Expand Academic Advising

Reform and expand academic advising services to support all student populations and improve student success. Initiatives will include hiring of additional professional advisors to increase the quality of advising and bring the campus closer to the national advising ratio. Other initiatives may include professional development and release time to support additional faculty advisors. Initiatives will be aligned to the goals of the strategic plan.

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Graduations Saved From Deferral

Progress and Accomplishments



One of the advising strategies at Cal State Fullerton is the implementation of Student Success Teams. These teams comprise a unique, highly personalized, award-winning national model for empowering you, our students, to reach your goals. 

CSUF’s eight colleges, the Irvine center, and the Office of Graduate Studies have Student Success Teams. Teams include your associate deans, your faculty and staff major advisors, your graduation specialists (serving juniors and seniors to help you plan your degree completion); retention specialists (helping freshmen and sophomores navigate their college transition and overcome academic struggles); assistant deans (helping to connect you to a variety of leadership, wellness, community and other college-based experiences); and  career specialists (serving you early and often as you explore your talents and prepare for your transition to the professional world) and partners in the Academic Advisement Center.

For more information on Student Success Teams, please view the dedicated tab, or click here.

2021-2022 Q1 Report

  1. Graduation Specialists will provide Mandatory Academic Advising Workshops to approximately students holding 78-84 units, who have not yet applied for graduation.
  2. Retention specialists will conduct Outreach to the Non-Enrolled campaigns each June-July and January.
  3. The GI 2025 task forces and working groups, along with other bodies, ensure that the work of the Student Success Teams is continuing, and is being integrated to any current initiatives.
  4. Advisors and Retention and Graduation Specialists will continuously implement TitanNet (EAB) tools toward optimal record-keeping and strategic outreach and engagement of students.
  5. Faculty training and engagement with the Student Success Teams and academic advising in particular will be delivered by special offerings and by request.
  6. The Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC) will provide students with writing and academic coaching from expert Graduate Success Consultants. From fall and spring, consultants provide 1000 hours of support to graduate students in one-on-one hourly appointments, including support to students on academic probation. Workshops will be offered on thesis completion, student health and wellness, and professional development.

Students Served & Impacted 

  • The retention specialists completed their Outreach to the Non-Enrolled Campaign. This was a huge success in that the campaign brought 1,545 undergraduates back to enroll for the fall, who were still not enrolled as of last July.  That is a 48% yield for this campaign.
  • Data for the graduation campaign, performed in Q2, will be reported in the Q3 report because final evaluation of degree conferrals continues through December.

Student Opportunities

  • Graduate Success Consultants virtually provided 48 hours of support in one-on-one, hourly appointments in the month of September (no writing support is provided in the months July and August). 
  • Two Graduate Student Listening Space meetings were provided to promote student health and wellness and one Thesis Retreat was promoted by our Center.  
  • In a satisfaction survey, 91.7% of the 12 respondents reported being very satisfied with the support they received.
Staff & Facilities Support
  • SSI funds provide the salaries of all of the graduation and retention specialists. Currently a search is in progress to fill three recently vacated SSP II retention specialist positions.
  • The full-time trainer (Assistant Director for Training and Faculty Relations) has provided training in our TitanNet tools during this period to a variety of partner units, including EOP and Veterans Resource Center, as well as several academic departments.
Budget Amount : $2,477,094
Expenditures: $646,714.88
Balance: $1,830,379.12

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Student Success Center Map