Sustaining Success in Course Redesigns

About Sustaining Success Program

The CSU Chancellor’s Office is deeply committed to maximizing access, reducing time to degree, improving graduation rates and, most importantly, shrinking the achievement gap. Since the 2013-14 academic year, all 23 campuses have been given the opportunity and support to develop and implement strategies to combat what is referred to as “enrollment bottlenecks.”  With the completion of funded projects in Proving Course Redesign, Promising Practices in Course Redesign, and Virtual Labs, it is important to sustain and disseminate the impact of those projects throughout the CSU and well beyond.

The focus is on going beyond the initial project in a way that extends the work and outcomes of the project.  In addition, those receiving funding for Sustaining Success projects will have the opportunity to participate in Professional Learning Communities as participants and, when relevant, as presenters, as well as to share their projects and outcomes at such CSU meetings as the annual Summer Institute on Course Redesign with Technology, the Mid-year Gathering for Proven Course Redesign participants, and the CSU Symposium on University Teaching.

For online and blended courses, one opportunity for sustaining ongoing development is the Quality Assurance Program, a systemwide program to support and enhance the academic quality of blended/hybrid/flipped and fully online courses being offered by the campuses and/or included in CourseMatch. In addition, the CSU Chancellor’s Office is adding a new program to sustain, build upon, and disseminate results from prior completion of projects in Proven Course Redesign, Promising Practices Course Redesign, and Virtual Labs. Both programs, Proven and Promising Practices, have moved into their third year of supporting faculty across many disciplines to multiply successful course redesigns for greater student success. Virtual Labs is in its first year of funding, and the successful completion of Virtual Labs projects also will need to be sustained, built upon, and disseminated widely.

Sustaining Success ePortfolio Template and its Content

The following items are examples of what would be most appropriate content to include in the ePortfolio. Feel free to add other items that represent your interests and project.

  • Use relevant images, graphs, and video as much as possible.
  • Request student permissions before posting their images and/or student-created videos.
  • Download a Microsoft Word Sustaining Success ePortfolio two-column template for copying and pasting your content into the online Merlot ePortfolio (optional)
  • For questions and/or assistance with the ePortfolios, email

View Sustaining Success ePortfolios

Course Redesign for Student Success Program (2017-18) Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Teaching TechniqueCenter for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) Cal State LAStudent SuccessLos Angeles17-18
Assessing Student Readiness, Engagement, and Historical Understanding in American Institutions CoursesBridget FordU. S. HistoryEast Bay17-18
Sustaining Success Outcomes: Supplemental Instruction Intervention StrategyCathie AtkinsGeneral ChemistrySan Diego17-18
Sustaining Success in ChemistryRobin DonatelloChemistryChico16-17
Sustaining Success in Pre-Calculus Using a Multi-Pronged ApproachSharon LanaghanMathDominguez Hills16-17
Business Math with Just-in-time Remediation and Supplementary InstructionShirley YapMathEast Bay16-17
Keeping the Momentum Going: Scaling to Larger Sections and Integrating Peer Mentors Birte PflegerHistoryLos Angeles16-17
Sustaining A Course Redesign Success in MarketingTye JacksonMarketingLos Angeles16-17
Deepening Student Engagement and Satisfaction in an Online GE Science Course with Active LearningNatalie Zayas DelgadoScienceMonterey Bay16-17
Disseminating Insights about Teaching Object-Oriented Graphics Programming using Mobile Application Development FrameworkPinar Muyan-OzcelikComputer ScienceSacramento16-17
Improving Communication/Resource Sharing Among Sociology Faculty in Multiple Sections of Introductory StatisticsEllen C. BergSociologySacramento16-17
Sustaining Engagement in the Essentials of U.S. History through Interdisciplinary Collaboration and CommunityKate Chilton and Laura GuardinoHistorySan Jose16-17
Using Learning Analytics to Assess and Improve Student Success in Redesigned CalculusDana PaquinMathSan Luis Obispo16-17
Sustaining Success-ThermodynamicsSteffen PeukerEngineeringSan Luis Obispo16-17
Quantifying the Benefit of a Self-Regulated Hybrid Classroom: Sustaining Success ePortfolioWilliam RiggsVirtual LabSan Luis Obispo16-17
Cultivate an Active-Learning Experience in General Education Science Course via Online Simulation ActivitiesKarno NgScienceSan Marcos16-17
Expanding the Use of Online Prelabs and Assessments for Improved Student Success in Chemistry LaboratoriesScott C. RussellScience Virtual LabsStanislaus16-17
Course Redesign for Student Success Program (2016-17) Using Guided Practice to Improve Teaching TechniqueCenter for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) Cal State LAStudent SuccessLos Angeles16-17
Early Intervention in Fundamental PhysicsGeoffrey LovelacePhysicsFullerton15-16

Teaching ePortfolios demonstrating efforts and outcomes from previous CSU course redesigns are available at /wp/eportfolios/.