Public Affairs, The California State University

Launching Cal State Online

“The fusion of faculty and technology to create amazingly engaged and relevant learning experiences is really what this project is all about.” — CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White

Cal State Online celebrated its official launch recently, and marked the commemoration by honoring the Cal State Online pilot campuses — CSU Fullerton, CSU Dominguez Hills and CSU Monterey Bay. The three campuses are the first in the system to offer programs through the Cal State Online platform.

“I think it’s a remarkable program and a step in the right direction. It’s the future of education as far as more accessibility for students,” said Scott Silviera, ASI president at CSU San Marcos and Cal State Online Steering Committee member.

Talk about the program’s broad accessibility and supportive learning environments buzzed through the Chancellor’s Office walls during the Cal State Online launch reception as faculty, students and staff discussed the program’s progress.

“I think [students] are going to find fabulous faculty, supportive staff and 24/7 support so that they can get the answers they need and the tutoring and advice they need to finish their degree,” said CSU Fullerton President Mildred García. Cal State Fullerton is piloting Cal State Online’s first program — a degree completion program offering a bachelor’s degree in business administration taught and administered by the campus’ faculty.