Sustaining Success in Course Redesigns

About Sustaining Success Program

The CSU Chancellor’s Office is deeply committed to maximizing access, reducing time to degree, improving graduation rates and, most importantly, shrinking the achievement gap. Since the 2013-14 academic year, all 23 campuses have been given the opportunity and support to develop and implement strategies to combat what is referred to as “enrollment bottlenecks.”  With the completion of funded projects in Proving Course Redesign, Promising Practices in Course Redesign, and Virtual Labs, it is important to sustain and disseminate the impact of those projects throughout the CSU and well beyond.

The focus is on going beyond the initial project in a way that extends the work and outcomes of the project.  In addition, those receiving funding for Sustaining Success projects will have the opportunity to participate in Professional Learning Communities as participants and, when relevant, as presenters, as well as to share their projects and outcomes at such CSU meetings as the annual Summer Institute on Course Redesign with Technology, the Mid-year Gathering for Proven Course Redesign participants, and the CSU Symposium on University Teaching.

For online and blended courses, one opportunity for sustaining ongoing development is the Quality Assurance Program, a systemwide program to support and enhance the academic quality of blended/hybrid/flipped and fully online courses being offered by the campuses and/or included in CourseMatch. In addition, the CSU Chancellor’s Office is adding a new program to sustain, build upon, and disseminate results from prior completion of projects in Proven Course Redesign, Promising Practices Course Redesign, and Virtual Labs. Both programs, Proven and Promising Practices, have moved into their third year of supporting faculty across many disciplines to multiply successful course redesigns for greater student success. Virtual Labs is in its first year of funding, and the successful completion of Virtual Labs projects also will need to be sustained, built upon, and disseminated widely.

Sustaining Success ePortfolio Template and its Content

The following items are examples of what would be most appropriate content to include in the ePortfolio. Feel free to add other items that represent your interests and project.

  • Use relevant images, graphs, and video as much as possible.
  • Request student permissions before posting their images and/or student-created videos.
  • Download a Microsoft Word Sustaining Success ePortfolio two-column template for copying and pasting your content into the online Merlot ePortfolio (optional)
  • For questions and/or assistance with the ePortfolios, email

View Sustaining Success ePortfolios

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Teaching ePortfolios demonstrating efforts and outcomes from previous CSU course redesigns are available at