California State University Channel Islands (CI) actively supports and promotes student engagement in research, scholarly, and creative activities (RSCA) as part of the campus mission to place students at the center of our endeavors.

Student Research and Scholarly & Creative Activities at CI describes a continuum of faculty-mentored student activity designed to produce or to prepare a student to produce original work. Activities will:

  • Be initiated by faculty or by students.
  • Meet a discipline-appropriate standard of acceptability or make an original contribution to the integrative understanding of a significant local, global, multicultural or international question or problem.
  • Result in dissemination in a venue appropriate for the type of work conducted.