University Highlights AY 2012-13 - CSU Channel Islands
Location: California State University Channel Islands (CI) is located between SantaBarbara and Los Angeles in Camarillo, California, just north of the Santa Monica Mountainrange. The campus is situated in a thriving, culturally diverse, economic region that is hometo major industrial and biotechnology firms, and agricultural operations.Accreditation: California State University Channel Islands is accredited by theAccrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Associationof Schools and Colleges (WASC). The WASC Educational Effectiveness Review Teamwrote: “The team commends Channel Islands for its institution-wide commitment to andimplementation of learning-centered practices that place it far ahead of many much olderand better-established universities within the CSU, state and nation.”Economic Impacts: More than 5,500 people attend, instruct and staff the University,a significant economic contributor in Ventura County, the Central Coast region and state.The $135.5M in annual spending related to CI generates a total impact of nearly $240.5Mon the statewide economy, and sustains more than 1,200 jobs in the region and more than2,000 jobs statewide. This impact generates more than $6 million in local and $13.7 millionin annual statewide tax revenue. Additionally, more than $48.8M of CI graduate earningsare attributable to their CI degrees, which create an additional $302.5M of industryactivity throughout the state.Facts: As the leading public, four-year educational institution in the region,CSU Channel Islands has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For”for a third consecutive year by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Designatedas a Hispanic Serving Institution with more than 25% of Hispanic/Latina/ostudents and recipient of several grants from the U.S. Department ofEducation totaling about $13 million, the University is committed to servingstudents of all backgrounds from the region and beyond.The sprawling 1930s Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival buildings house a stateof-the-art,21st century, university. Buildings are a short walking distance from one anotherwith a variety of inspiring open spaces for study or relaxation. The University has createda close-knit community where faculty and staff are committed to the success of students.Such a welcoming environment allows for individual attention, personal growth, careerdevelopment, and a sense of community.
MISSION STATEMENTPlacing students at the center of the educational experience,California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduateand graduate education that facilitates learning within and acrossdisciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experientialand service learning, and graduates students with multicultural andinternational perspectives.Sustainability: Environmental sustainability is one of the University’s strategic initiatives.CI is a Charter Participant of the AASHE STARS program, documenting sustainablemeasures for the campus. The University promotes using sustainable products, solid wastereduction, and the overarching practice of adaptive reuse of buildings on the University’scampus. CI encourages the entire campus community to recycle, use alternativetransportation options, and moderate energy use.Undergraduate Degrees: Anthropology, Applied Physics, Art, Biology, Business,Chemistry, Chicana/o Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Early ChildhoodStudies, Economics, English, Environmental Science & Resource Management, History,Information Technology, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Nursing, Performing Arts, PoliticalScience, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish.Teaching and Administrative Credentials or Authorizations: AdministrativeServices, Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Preliminary, Multiple-Subject, Single-Subject—Mathematics, Science, English and History/Social Studies and BilingualAuthorization.Graduate Degrees*: Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Business Administration,Computer Science, Education (with specializations in Special Education, EducationalLeadership or Curriculum & Instruction)+, Mathematics, and MS Biotechnology/MBA (dualdegree).* Offered through Extended University + Offered through State Programs