California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a vibrant, diverse university community of over 38,000 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.
CSUN’s Tseng College provides advanced professional education to undergraduate, graduate, international and midcareer students. With more than $39 million in revenue and over 36,000 registrations per year, the college is a leading provider of professional degrees, certificates and custom-designed programs. Known for its premier support services, the college employs an administrative staff of more than 75 people, leading to exceptionally high on-time graduation rates – 70-80 percent for most programs, with some, like the M.S. in Communicative Disorders, achieving above 90.
The college works closely with businesses, communities, agencies and international partners to design and deliver programs that meet unique organizational needs and goals. It is also responsible for CSUN’s University Access programs, which offer classes during the winter and summer breaks, and allow non-CSUN students to attend courses for credit.
Serving more than 3,900 international students, CSUN is one of the nation’s largest providers of English language and college-preparation instruction.
Imagine what? Well, if you spend enough time on the “imagine” part, the “what” will emerge.
Often, imagining starts by looking afresh at the now – what we are actually doing and why. How did our current approach come about? What assumptions shape it? Are the constraints that we assume limit us really that limiting? Are they even there at all?
Imagining often opens conceptual doors to “what if”? And “why not”? It often leads to asking a great number of questions, and increasingly better ones – questions that start in one place but lead to others; questions that change and expand one’s understanding of the possible. And seeing the possible allows us to change what we do and how we do it in unexpectedly innovative ways.
At the same time, we remain strongly connected to our essential purposes and values while responding to the changing world of higher education, regional and global economies, and the communities we serve.
In the end, to imagine is to use our remarkable capabilities and possibilities to make a positive difference through the transformative powers of education. Change your mind – change the world!
PaCE Counterparts 2020 will be devoted to a collaborative and engaged exploration of what it is to imagine together across all campuses to create our future.
Best wishes for a successful future,
Joyce Feucht-Haviar, Dean