Our academic partnerships allow our students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty to make their educational experience worthwhile and fulfulling.
CSU Dominguez Hills and El Camino Community College
Title V – Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS) Cooperative Development Grant
Supporting the Undergraduate Preparation of Future Teachers
The Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant project is designed to serve as a model for similar collaborative ventures between CSU campuses and their neighboring community colleges to improve the preparation of future teachers.
In the first joint award in the history of Title V, CSUDH and El Camino College (ECC) were awarded a $2.1 million, five-year Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program grant to improve the undergraduate preparation of Hispanic students planning to be elementary school teachers.
The collaborative program is designed to create a “launching pad” at ECC and a “landing pad” at CSUDH as a means of helping students transfer successfully from one institution to the other, increase their academic success, progression and graduation rates. The overall goal is to increase the number of excellent teachers serving students in local schools.
For more information, please contact:
- CSUDH co-coordinators of the Title V HSI Cooperative Development grant at (310) 243-2626: Dr. John McGowen, professor of teacher education.
- Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant Activity Directors CSUDH - Dr. Patricia Cherin, (310) 243-2662 and El Camino College – Janet Young, (310) 660-3573
- Title V HIS Cooperative Development Grant Coordinator of Liberal Studies Service Learning CSUDH - Teri Ito Abbott, (310) 243-2663
CSU Dominguez Hills and Overseas Family College (OFC) in Singapore
International Partnership for Enhanced Matriculation to Junior-Class Status at CSUDH
With its ethically and culturally diverse student body, CSUDH appeared to be the right fit for the community-college styled Overseas Family College’s pursuit of a matriculation partnership in the United States for its two-year graduates.
In 1991, the Overseas Family School was opened to serve the Pre-K-12 educational needs of children of international families from 60-plus countries working and residing in Singapore. Later, in 1996, a two-year college component was added. Its founder, New Zealander David Perry, sought a partnership with one of the four-year universities within the esteemed California State University system. The first criteria was to partner with an institution known for its “great teaching.” Finding standards of teaching excellence at CSUDH plus an ethically and culturally diverse student body, and a global perspective among faculty and staff, OFC administration proceeded to engage CSUDH academic leadership in creating an “initial working agreement” in 1995. CSUDH proceeded to spell out the 56-unit academic course content and to set forth its academic standards. OFC reimbursed CSUDH for its services, collaborating in the process and participating in the academic reviews.
After numerous exchanges, reports and visits, CSUDH and OFC signed an agreement in 1999 detailing the cooperation between the two institutions.
At a time when international tensions test the resolve of those seeking solutions through dialog and education, institutions such as CSUDH and OFC, that continue to promote global understanding through education, take on special significance.
“OFC provides an opportunity for the United States through CSUDH to reach out in a positive way,” Perry comments, “helping develop new leaders in the Southeast Asian region.”
Please visit the Overseas Family College on the Web at www.ofscollege.edu.sg.