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Catalog Vision and Mission

University Catalog Vision

Creative Media and Technology Classroom Technology Services staff Derek Stanley and Ange Bledsoe install projectors in the new Science Building.

The University Catalog is a gateway—an interactive tool—through which potential students and families (as well as members of both the local and world communities) gain an initial exposure to California State University, Chico. Now, strictly online, the University Catalog serves as a recruiting tool where academic departments can provide empowering examples of:

  • successes by both current undergraduate and
    graduate level students as well as program alumni;
  • influential, student-run academic programming
    and events; as well as
  • advantageous partnerships with the local, community organizations.

Alongside degree requirement information and explanations of facilities, the catalog also displays all courses offered by a particular department, and the department's location, contact information, and faculty members.

University Catalog Mission

The University Catalog provides authoritative information directly from the California State University (as well as other state or federal regulating institutions) on degree requirements; policies; rules and regulations; and expected conduct. The University Catalog also provides users a more complete picture of Chico State through campus publication snippets highlighting various happenings— as well as the resources for success that this beautiful campus offers. The University Catalog plans to accomplish several smaller goals to achieve the greater goal of a product that functions to meet the ideas and ideals set forth by the vision.

Currently, catalog staff is partnering with other department representatives to create a publication that will continue to:

In the future, the University Catalog intends to:

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