SISC Overview & Charge

In spring 2017, President Beck established the Strategic Initiatives Steering Committee (SISC). This committee is chaired by the Provost and includes the Student Government President, Academic Senate Chair, Staff Council Chair, a faculty member and Cabinet members. The SISC is charged with sponsoring campus-wide conversations to develop, refine, prioritize and recommend strategic initiatives to the President.

Based on work initiated last spring, the SISC has outlined four key subcommittees that, in addition to the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence convened by President Beck and Chaired by Jose Alamillo, worked to develop proposals, projects and action plans that can be implemented as early as spring 2018. During the fall semester, these four subcommittees (Capacity and Sustainability, Integrative Excellence, Academic Placement and Support, and Communicating Clear Curricular Pathways) hosted conversations with faculty, staff and students, to develop strategic initiatives that we can take at CSUCI. Once established, these initiatives will be the basis for which campus priorities and related activities are determined, planned for and implemented. 

2017-2018 Meeting Timeline

September 12, 2017  SISC Meeting 
September 19, 20172 -4 p.m.

FIT Studio -Solano Hall 1201

Strategic Initiatives Subcommittees Planning and Charge Meeting 
October 10, 2017 3 - 4 p.m.  SISC Meeting 
November 8, 2017 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Grand Salon Strategic Initiatives All-Campus Town HallTemplate for Projects and Proposals 
November 21, 2017  SISC Meeting Proposals Due 

SISC Membership

SISC Chair, Provost - Geoff Chase
Student Government President - Karina Hinojosa
Faculty Senate Chair -Virgil Adams
Faculty Representative - Marie Francois
Staff Council Chair - Rosario Cuevas
Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs - Ysabel Trinidad
Vice President for Student Affairs - Wm. Gregory Sawyer
Vice President for Technology & Innovation - Michael Berman
Vice President for University Advancement - Nichole Ipach
Chief of Staff - Genevieve Evans Taylor

Strategic Initiatives Subcommittees

Academic Placement and Support

Capacity and Sustainability

Communicating Clear Curricular Pathways

Integrative Excellence 

Task Force on Inclusive Excellence



Fall 2017 Survey 

Connection to CSUCI Strategic Plan

The work of the committee and the campus in identifying strategic initiatives is considered the next step in planning how the campus will realize the vision of the existing University Strategic Plan (PDF, 2.1MB). Strategic Initiatives will be broadly defined, but fall under the already identified University Strategic Priorities (Facilitate Student Success, Provide High Quality Education, and Realize our Future).