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The California State University (CSU) is recognizing 26 faculty members, including Sally Spencer from the Special Education Department at California State University, Northridge, with Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards for their commitment to student success.

The awards, including some granted to campus teams, recognize faculty leaders who have implemented innovative practices that significantly improve student success. Award recipients teach and have expertise in a variety of fields from accounting to social work to mathematics.

“World-class CSU faculty are leading the charge as our university continues its remarkable progress in improving student learning and degree completion,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “These exceptional recipients demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and incorporate cutting-edge techniques into curriculum. Their commitment to student success ensures that the value of a CSU degree continues to increase.”

A selection committee comprised of faculty, student representatives from the California State Student Association and staff members from the CSU Chancellor’s Office reviewed 366 nominations to identify the inaugural awardees.

As part of the recognition, awardees will receive a $5,000 cash award and $10,000 will be allocated to their academic department to support ongoing innovation and leadership to advance student success. Funding for the awards is provided by generous grant support from the College Futures Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation, who see faculty innovation and leadership as vital to improving outcomes for California’s diverse students.

The recipients of the Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards are:

Faculty innovation is crucial to reaching the ambitious student success goals outlined in the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025. This university-wide effort advances specific goals to eliminate equity gaps and significantly improve degree completion.

Award recipients will be formally honored in mid-October at the upcoming third-annual Graduation Initiative 2025 Symposium hosted this year in San Diego, California.

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  1. Lary says:

    This is great and all, but as a recent graduate of this University, my experience, along with my 20+ other classmates was a complete disaster. We are recent graduates of the Masters of public administration program and our experience with this university was terrible! The administrators did not help with our success, we’re rude, and it felt like we were being set up for failure. What a shame that none of this is ever discussed in the headlines.

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