CI Connection
A publication of CSU Channel Islands Extended University
November 2014

CI recognized in 'Best Bang for the Buck' by Washington Monthly 

CSU Channel Islands (CI) has earned recognition as one of the top universities nationwide for its "Best Bang for the Buck" in Washington Monthly's 2014 College Rankings. The annual rankings highlight public-minded universities who are providing students the best value for their money.

In addition to weighing the economic value students receive per dollar, the study rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

CI earned a ranking of 19th among all master's-granting universities for its value and public benefit.

"Unlike U.S. News and World Report and similar guides, this one asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country," the Washington Monthly report states. "Instead of crediting colleges that reject the most applicants, we recognize those that do the best job of enrolling and graduating low-income students. Our rankings measure both pure research spending and success in preparing undergraduates to earn Ph.D.s. And by giving equal weight to public service, we identify colleges that build a sense of obligation to their communities and the nation at large." Read more

Accepted to or currently enrolled in a
post baccalaureate program at CI?


The CI Project Vista Scholars Program is designed to increase enrollment

of historically under-served, under-represented students
in graduate and credential programs.

Scholarships are available in every post baccalaureate program at CI:

* Teacher Credential Programs
* MS Biotech
* MS Biotech/MBA Dual Program
* MS Computer Science
* MA Education
* MS Mathematics

Average scholarship awards are between $500-2,500

Application Deadline

for Spring 2015 is December 5, 2014

For application and requirements:


2015 SHRM CP/SCP Certification Prep Course 


Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know-but how you do your job.


 Enrollment Begins Monday, December 1, 2014 
Please note: The SHRM Eessentials of  HR Management course will take place in May 2015. 

Enrollment for the course will be available in March 2015


Click here for more info


Visit SHRMcertification.org for more details

Spring 2015 Application Period 
Has Been Extended to December 1, 2014

Free Workshop
Thousand Oaks Campus
Thursday, December 18
6:00pm - 8:00pm

How to Deal With Difficult Team Members
People often contribute to team dysfunction without being aware of their negative behavior, or knowing how to address these behaviors in others. Dealing with difficult people starts with identifying disruptive actions, understanding the dynamics and stages of group reactions, and addressing issues with candor and tact.

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize behaviors that disrupt team effectiveness
  • Examine the dynamics of team dysfunction
  • Commit to principles for maintaining productive team relationships
  • Follow a behavior change process for difficult team members

 Learn more about Brian Barry, Dale Carnegie instructor, by clicking here

Information Sessions
December information sessions are by appointment. Come see us! 

Santa Barbara and Goleta programs:
 contact Melissa Whitacre 

Thousand Oaks Campus and Camarillo Campus programs:
 contact Andrew Conley  
(805) 497-3921

January 2015 Information Sessions
Wednesday, January 28

Goleta Campus

5383 Hollister Ave. Suite 220

 BA Psychology  4:30pm - 5:30pm

BS Business 4:30pm - 5:30pm

MBA Santa Barbara 6pm -7pm




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