Reflections by CCE

Foundational Models for STEM Learning

The CSU STEM VISTA This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. program focuses on eliminating race, class and gender disparities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree programs.

A time to consider who we are, what we are and what we want to be.

For the CSU Center for Community Engagement (COCCE) to be sustainable as an organization, we need to exercise our values of equity and inclusion, sustainable solutions, effectiveness and high-quality, and collaborative relationships toward ourselves, our team, and our partners. We have decided that COCCE is entering Core Operations Mode (COM) from December 13, 2021 through February 28, 2022 to meet our existing commitments while focusing on rejuvenation.

A Commitment to Continuous Growth

In this issue, we highlight one long-term campus partner of CSU STEM VISTA who truly embodies our value of a commitment to continuous growth. Fresno State’s Advising and Resources Center (ARC) in the College of Science and Mathematics has been served by ten VISTA members since 2014.

COVID-19 Increases Demand for CalState S4

Response to the coronavirus has changed the way all of us do business. The CSU Center for Community Engagement is supporting campuses and community partners to navigate the changes with the use of technology, CalState S4.

CSU STEM VISTA Strengthens Alumni Relationships

As the CSU STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) VISTA program supports its 100th volunteer, we are launching a new initiative aimed to help alumni stay connected. Advancing the CSU’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and student success in STEM, each VISTA volunteer provided 40 hours per week for a full year in support of a specific campus program.

Community Engagement in the CSU

Community engagement experiences afford students opportunities to immerse themselves in the issues communities face and encourages them to learn from and serve alongside community members. These opportunities promote self-empowerment and life-long learning while providing high quality experiences of being academically engaged and authentically involved, thus becoming agents of change across all types of difference.