News and Updates

March-May 2013

JCSU completed the Visual Exploration phase of the Blue Ocean Strategy Initiative aimed at increasing graduation and retention rates at JCSU.   More than 100 different future options for JCSU were generated by over twenty faculty and staff members broadly representing all aspects of the university’s operations. Eight key themes emerged from these 100 initial ideas. Learn more (link attached document).

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January/February 2013

Blue Ocean Strategy practitioners, faculty and staff complete work on Visual Awakening, the first phase of the process that outlines the challenges facing the university and outlines the approach to creating a holistic, student-centered approach to supporting students to graduation. The next phase of the process, Visual Exploration, will take place over the next 6-7 months.

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November/December 2012

Blue Ocean Strategy Network Practitioners, faculty and staff continue to work on improving student retention and graduation by focusing on the validation process, advising and academic support opportunities and committee initiatives on campus. The research being conducted looks at these resources from the student, faculty and staff perspectives.

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October 2012

Blue Ocean Strategy Network Practitioners will be on campus working with faculty and staff to examine the student experience at JCSU. Their work is organized into four research areas: the validation process, academic support, advising and committee initiatives.

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August 2012

Blue Ocean Strategy Network Practitioners will be on campus in August working with twenty-four faculty and staff members that volunteered their time to assess the student experience.

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July 16, 2012

JCSU announces beginning of new phase of Blue Ocean Strategy: Following the completion of the assessment report, JCSU faculty and staff will collaborate with Blue Ocean Strategy network Practitioners over the next six months to explore ways to improve retention and graduation.

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November 2011

JCSU President’s Newsletter Highlights Blue Ocean Strategy: Dr. Elfred Pinkard announces the selection by the White House Initiative on HBCUs for the proof-of-concept project, Blue Ocean Strategy.

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