CSUN to initiate focus groups to help improve academic counseling – Daily Sundial


CSUN will be hosting four different on-campus focus groups throughout the next week in an effort to try to improve the counseling process for students. The focus groups will be led by Inside Track, a nonprofit organization that helps universities improve enrollment and competition rates.

“Some of the issues they have are students getting the wrong information or getting two different sets of information,” said student associate president Jonathan Hay.

The university seeks to collect information from four different types of students: freshmen, sophomores, transfers, and students who have changed majors. Each day there will be a specific session for each of these groups. Students who participate will receive gift cards.

AS plans to try to put together a special presentation on the findings of the focus groups once they are completed. The presentation would take place at an AS meeting.

Reports:

  • Claire Davis, Director of Student Housing and Residential Life, is in talks with AS about how to help student parents have better access to technology. Their goal is to be able to offer more resources to student-parents, including tutoring for their children.
  • AS discusses the possibility of creating a role for the representation of transfer students.
  • Wheels, a company that rents e-bikes, is working with the Department of Parking and Transportation Services to bring their products to campus.

Motions approved:

  • The SA approved the allocation of $700 from supplemental funding to the SA Student Leadership for the Philanthropy Fund Launch Event with the CSUN Pantry.
  • The SA approved the transfer of $10,050 from the SA sports club staff compensation account to the program cost account.
  • The SA approved the transfer of $10,630 from the SA Athletic Training Staff Compensation Account to the Program Costs Account.

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  • University Resource Week for all menstruating individuals and students will be held April 11-13 at the University Student Union Grand Hall and Plaza del Sol.
  • The CSUN Clubs and Organizations Program will hold its awards ceremony on April 13 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the USU Northridge Center. The ceremony will recognize the work of student leaders, clubs, organizations and school counselors. Awards will be given in 19 categories such as Advisor of the Year, Collaborative Program Award, New Program Award and others.
  • There will be a Diversity and Inclusion Fair on April 26 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Matador Square.

The next AS meeting will be April 11 at 9 a.m.

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