Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.23
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.22 / 4.00 Scott Perez
Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Research and Sponsored Programs
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
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Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
58

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
57

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
52

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Z Majors
Fall 2018, CI launched the CSU’s first two z-majors, Early Childhood Studies and Communication as part of the openCI efforts. Health Science will be our campuses third Z-major Fall 2019. Z-Majors – with Z referring to zero textbook costs – offer CI students a pathway through all the required courses within their major, without requiring the purchase of a textbook. This is accomplished by replacing traditional textbooks with OERs, e-textbooks, library materials, government reports, online courseware, open access journals, etc. Early Childhood Studies, Communication, Health Science are leading the way in affordable pathways at CI and in the CSU.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at California State University Channel Islands is a student-centered program that provides assistance to first-generation and income-qualified students as well as students with disabilities. TRIO SSS is federally funded to serve 165 students throughout the academic year. The goal of TRIO SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of those students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled. With the assistance of TRIO SSS, students will successfully complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and possibly continue on to graduate or professional school. TRIO SSS supports student success by providing a comprehensive individualized program of active and targeted assistance aimed at increasing academic accomplishment, as well as by providing and building cooperative and trusting relationships with students.

Migrant Summer Leadership Institute (MSLI)
The objective of the CI Migrant Summer Leadership Institute (MSLI) is to expose current high school students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education through intensive curricular and co-curricular experiences in a 4-year university setting. Students also participate in a University Success and Leadership course introducing them to university life, structure and policies of the University and development of strategies and skills to help ensure success in college. In addition, participating students will be exposed to experiential learning through excursions to the California Science Center Museum and a boat trip to the Channel Islands. This 2-week residential program is fully funded by the California Department of Education, Migrant Education Program.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program at CSUCI
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) was implemented to increase the number of persons of ethnic-minority, persons with disabilities, and/or persons who identify as LGBT in student affairs and higher education.

The Dolphin Pantry
The CSU Channel Islands Dolphin Pantry exists to provide immediate food, toiletries and basic necessities at no cost to students in need. The goal of the Dolphin Pantry is to decrease the impact that food and hygiene insecurities have on the academic success of students and to alleviate hunger within our student community. The Dolphin Pantry is located in Arroyo Hall room 114.

CalFresh
CalFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program or SNAP) can provide you on-going healthy and nutritional food assistance that puts money in your pocket to use at participating grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
Find out if you are eligible by visiting the Dolphin Pantry, located in Arroyo Hall: Room 114 or emailing basicneeds@csuci.edu.

Hot Meals Program
The Basic Needs Program has dining cards loaded with two meals for Islands Café. These cards are available for students to provide access to hot meals. If you would like a dining card or if you encounter a student that may be in need of a meal, please send them to the Dean of Students office (Bell Tower 2565) or to the Dolphin Pantry (Arroyo Hall, 1st Floor) so we may provide a card and get them connected to available food resources (CalFresh, Pantry etc.) and/or other services available within the Basic Needs Program.

Emergency Housing
The Basic Needs Program seeks to provide support to students experiencing housing insecurity on a short-term basis as they identify long-term housing solutions. CSUCI is able to provide emergency transitional housing accommodations based on space availability and eligibility for up to 10 – 15 days.

Emergency Funds
An Emergency Funds Grant, awarded through the Basic Needs Program, seeks to provide immediate financial assistance of up to $750 (lifetime maximum) for students who encounter temporary financial hardship due to unforeseen and catastrophic life events.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS)
DASS recognizes the valuable diversity students with disabilities bring to our University. We accept the disability, and focus on individual ability, strength and self-advocacy. DASS assists students with disabilities by providing a wide range of support including the Promoting Independence and Educational Resources (PIER) Program. The PIER program aims to provide first time freshmen and transfer students a smooth transition to CI. DASS wants to ensure that incoming students feel connected and supported by peer mentors who are available to share their knowledge and experience as college students of CI. Mentors focus on welcoming, supporting, and encouraging incoming students as they navigate through a new university.

Veterans Affairs
CSU Channel Islands’ Veterans Affairs Program assists prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents in transitioning and engaging with the campus community to ensure successful progress towards degree completion and on to their career goals.

Foster Youth
The PATH Program supports and empowers students who are foster youth, adopted, in guardianship or kinship care, and/or have experienced homelessness. PATH provides services aimed to meet the unique needs of displaced students to improve access, retention and graduation rates.
Key Events & Services
Key Events
• PATH Orientation (each semester)
• PATH Advisory Committee
• PATH Senior Reception (spring semester)
Services
• Academic assistance
• Career exploration
• Coaching and student leadership development
• Graduate school preparation
• Guidance with housing, scholarships and community resources
• Mentoring

Intercultural Services
The purpose of Intercultural Services is to educate the campus community, specifically students, on issues of diversity and equity, while advocating for those who are historically underrepresented, underserved and undocumented. Intercultural Services is committed to affirming and celebrating the unique heritage of our students through promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation for all peoples and cultures.

Underrepresented Student Initiatives
Underrepresented Student Initiatives was established fall 2016 in the area of Retention, Outreach & Inclusive Student Services. Housed within the Multicultural Dream Center at CSU Channel Islands, Underrepresented Student Initiatives supports the retention and persistence of marginalized populations including, but not limited to, those who identify as Latino, African American/Black, Asian American & Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, Assembly Bill (AB) 540, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), or undocumented. Our services seek to provide resources and foster a student-centered campus community dedicated to the holistic success of our students.

Resources for Transfer Students
Transfer Student Success Academy (TSSA): As part of our regional strategy for advancing a culture of transfer success, SASEI hosts an annual day-long Transfer Student Success Academy (TSSA) helping students to navigate the hidden curriculum before they arrive at CSUCI. The 2018 TSSA engaged over 144 community college students and their families with staff/faculty and peer-led workshops on financial aid, transfer preparedness and building a university culture including a faculty-led roundtable discussion on major/career pathways and course guidance from both university and community college faculty.
Regional Transfer Fellows: Through the Regional Transfer Fellows program, a collaboration between community college counselors and CSUCI advisers, recommendations were shared with members of the transfer orientation coordinating committee, which led to systemic changes in the way that CSUCI serves incoming transfer students. Efforts to become more responsive to incoming transfer students’ needs include the development of an online orientation platform and creation of the Transfer Student Success Bootcamp to better support transition and success at CSUCI.
Online Orientation: The online orientation serves to supplement “Island View Orientation” by highlighting student success spaces that provide academic supports like tutoring and peer mentoring; student support services like counseling, disability accommodations & support services, and Dolphin Pantry; academic advising, faculty expectations, financial aid, and how to engage in high-impact practices like peer mentoring and undergraduate research. Making this platform accessible is important as an alternative orientation for students who live outside the area or during emergency situations when it is not feasible for students to come to campus. The online orientation platform will be piloted for transfer students beginning June 2019 and will continue through summer for those students entering in Fall 2019.
partnership has named this strategy “aligning to one degree” recognizes that together, both the two-year and four-year systems provide the coursework upon which the baccalaureate degree is awarded.


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
100

Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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