What the Network Does

The Network is designed to foster innovation and experimentation, decentralized collaboration, and shared responsibility within the CSU system. It also seeks to establish rigorous quality controls and an evidence base for continued progress. 

Core strategies include:

Operating the Middle Leadership Academy

We’re creating a space for collaborative learning. The Network will operate the Middle Leadership Academy (formerly called "Labs") where CSU practitioners can identify common challenges faced by students; develop a shared vision; take action and build evidence; and communicate what works and what doesn’t.

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Building and Strengthening Relationships 

The Network offers opportunities for CSU practitioners to come together across institutions and roles. Network events and other forums are designed to stimulate conversations around shared problems of practice so we can better learn from one another.

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Creating and Sharing Knowledge

The Network will foster new learning about what matters to student success. The Network expects to conduct research to help develop shared language and knowledge on key topics, and to bring about mutual understanding and informed change. Findings from this work and other Network activities will be shared broadly, giving educators, policymakers, and residents across California and beyond the opportunity to learn and build on emerging evidence and best practices.

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