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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time Wednesday Challenge Content
8:00 AM Future of inclusive excellence #InclusiveExcellence
Inclusive excellence means valuing and engaging all forms of diversity to enhance the educational experience. What next steps do we need to take to build on our strong basis in diversity to create curriculum and practices that are truly inclusive? How can we make CSULB a destination for diverse faculty and students? What new kinds of diversity will emerge and be important to include in future efforts to achieve inclusive excellence? If there were no barriers, what would inclusive excellence look like in 2030?
9:00 AM Future of inclusive excellence #InclusiveExcellence
Inclusive excellence means valuing and engaging all forms of diversity to enhance the educational experience. What next steps do we need to take to build on our strong basis in diversity to create curriculum and practices that are truly inclusive? How can we make CSULB a destination for diverse faculty and students? What new kinds of diversity will emerge and be important to include in future efforts to achieve inclusive excellence? If there were no barriers, what would inclusive excellence look like in 2030?
10:00 AM Future of campus's role in creating a sustainable world #LB4Sustainability
What is the campus’ role in creating a sustainable world? From clean air and water to sustainable food systems and sustainable energy to climate change mitigation -- there will be endless ways to innovate and impact the long-term health of our planet. What role could your discipline play in these efforts? What campus initiatives could have the most positive impact? What should students learn at CSULB to be in the best position to help create a more sustainable world? If there were no barriers, what should be CSULB’s goals for sustainability by 2030?
11:00 AM Future of general education #GeneralEducation
In a constantly changing world, curriculum and programs must adapt. What should every CSULB student learn in 2030? What new kinds of knowledge will be essential for students to be informed citizens who succeed in work and lifelong learning? In the future, what will it mean to be “technologically” and “scientifically” literate? What liberal arts skills and knowledge foundations will be more important than ever - and why? What kinds of learning should make up the “heart” of a student’s CSULB education in the future, regardless of the major or degree they pursue? If there were no barriers, what would General Education look like in 2030?
12:00 PM Future of staff support and development #DestinationForStaff
The primary role of staff is closely tied to the vision of the institution. Imagine a future where the Beach is a destination for staff. How can CSULB better support staff in the year 2030? What professional development opportunities are needed to adapt to a changing world? What changes would you like to see in workload, salary, hiring practices, promotion requirements, and others? If there were no barriers, how would the university attract, retain, and support its staff by 2030?
1:00 PM Future of campus culture #CampusCulture
Fun is a huge part of life at the Beach. How do you see campus culture evolving in the future? What activities, traditions and practices will help everyone enjoy working and learning here? What changes could contribute most powerfully to campus morale? What new ideas will help ensure the University is a place where students enjoy their classes, faculty look forward to teaching, and staff are excited about their jobs? If there were no barriers, what would campus culture be like by 2030? 
2:00 PM Future of shared governance #Governance
How will CSULB make decisions, create policies, and set agendas in the year 2030? Shared governance and inclusive leadership are important goals and values for the University to uphold. In fact, the Imagine BEACH 2030 event you’re participating in right now reflects those values. This is a space for the entire CSULB community to make their voices heard and help decide what the future of CSULB will be. What new approaches should we explore to include more people in leadership and elevate more voices in governance? If there were no barriers, what would inclusive leadership look like in 2030?
3:00 PM Future of faculty support and development #DestinationForFaculty
The primary role of faculty is closely tied to the success of our students. Imagine a future where the Beach is a destination for faculty. How do we ensure we provide deep commitment to working conditions and professional growth?  What changes would you like to see in workload, salary, hiring practices, promotion requirements, and others? If there were no barriers, how would the university attract, retain, and support its faculty by 2030?
4:00 PM Future of university research #ResearchScholarshipCreativity 
Imagine a future for Beach 2030 where we create new knowledge and insight and are a driving force to positively shape the future. Imagine a future where the Beach is a destination for research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA). How will RSCA support student learning?  What kinds of new work or projects would you like to get involved with? How could you engage with RSCA to tackle the challenges of 2030 and beyond? If there were no barriers, what would RSCA look like at CSULB by 2030?
5:00 PM Future of lifelong learning #AlwaysLearning
Imagine a future for Beach 2030 where a four-year degree isn’t the end of a student’s relationship with CSULB, but just the beginning. The global economy is changing much faster now than it has in the past. Some analysts predict that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. How can CSULB help students continue to learn and prepare as the world of work changes? What if graduates could take online courses to continuously upskill their abilities with micro-degrees? What if faculty could remotely mentor students to help them pursue emerging fields? What if the university started incubating student start-ups to launch new industries that benefit the region? If there were no barriers, what might a student’s lifelong relationship with the university look like in 2030? 
6:00 PM Future of graduate education #GraduateEducation
Imagine a future where CSULB remains a destination for graduate degrees in the region and the state. How will graduate education adapt to the changing workforce needs?  What is the future of graduate culture at CSULB? How do we ensure the degree programs remain relevant and vibrant? If there were no barriers, what would CSULB’s graduate offerings look like in 2030?
7:00 PM Future of global engagement #GlobalBeach
CSULB students are preparing to become citizens of the world. There will be new global work opportunities, new ways to connect and communicate with people everywhere, and planetary-scale problems to solve together. International students and faculty can provide important connections to the global community, as can research collaborations and study abroad programs. What parts of the world will be most important to engage? If there were no barriers, how would CSULB expand its global presence by 2030?  
8:00 PM Future of student success #StudentSuccess
Student Success is a key pillar for CSULB.  How should we understand student success more comprehensively in 2030? How can we better support all students’ success and how could we measure success beyond graduation rates? If there were no barriers, what would student success look like in 2030? 
9:00 PM Future of student services #StudentWellBeing
In a changing world, there will be new sources of stress and anxiety, new physical health concerns, and new obstacles to financial and food security. What needs would be most important to support for students and the broader CSULB community in the year 2030? What new services could have the most positive impact? What innovations in technology and program design might allow more needs to be met by more people? If there were no barriers, what types of student well-being support would be available by 2030? 
10:00 PM Future of academic support #AcademicSupport
With large and increasing numbers of students from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of preparation, there is greater need to provide necessary academic support to ensure that all students will be successful in their degree programs. How can we proactively provide the necessary support?  What will tutoring and advising look like in 2030? What new services could have the most positive impact?  If there were no barriers, what types of academic support would be available by 2030? 
11:00 PM Future of learning and doing #LearningByDoing
There are so many ways to connect learning with doing: internships, applied learning, work, entrepreneurship, clinical practice. How can CSULB help students do more in the future? What types of applied learning and work experiences do you think students will need in the year 2030? If there were no barriers, how would the university support students to apply their learning by 2030?
12:00 AM Future of partnership in the region and beyond #RegionandBeyond
Beach 2030 is a place where we can all engage, innovate, and make a positive impact in our region - from the city of Long Beach to LA County, Orange County, and the state of California. In what new ways could CSULB serve the local community and the public good? How do you see CSULB being a good neighbor in the future? If there were no barriers, what new partnerships with local businesses, organizations and institutions would you like to see established by 2030?
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time Thursday Challenge Content
1:00 AM Future of alternative campus funding #FundCSULB
How will the university be funded in the future? Pick a type of funding and imagine how it might work differently in the future for CSULB: donor giving, public funding, athletics revenue, public/private partnerships, tuition and fees. What source of funding do you think is most volatile or least dependable in the future? What new sources of funding could replace it? How would you change the university budget to allocate resources differently? If there were no barriers, what sources of funding would you like to see in place by 2030? 
2:00 AM Future of the physical campus in a virtual world #LearnEverywhere
In 2030, there will be more opportunities to learn online and work in virtual spaces. Physical spaces will also still serve an important role in education, research, art, and athletics. What types of working, learning, creative and recreational spaces would you like to see on the CSULB campus of the future -- real or virtual? What new types of platforms and spaces do you think will be important to the student experience, and why? What new spaces will best support innovation and collaboration? If there were no barriers to the kinds of spaces you could access or create, physical or virtual, what would we need to build by 2030? 
3:00 AM Future of technology-enhanced campus #TechnologyCampus
Technology will create endless possibilities for education and our campus in 2030. Pick a technology you feel would help the university realize its vision or that you are excited about and imagine the changes it might bring to learning and working at the Beach. What technology would you like to have more access to, more training in, or more support for, to integrate into what you do every day at CSULB? If there were no barriers, what technology would you adopt, and what would it make possible by 2030?
4:00 AM Future of campus's role in creating a sustainable world #LB4Sustainability
What is the campus’ role in creating a sustainable world? From clean air and water to sustainable food systems and sustainable energy to climate change mitigation -- there will be endless ways to innovate and impact the long-term health of our planet. What role could your discipline play in these efforts? What campus initiatives could have the most positive impact? What should students learn at CSULB to be in the best position to help create a more sustainable world? If there were no barriers, what should be CSULB’s goals for sustainability by 2030?
5:00 AM Future of learning and doing #LearningByDoing
There are so many ways to connect learning with doing: internships, applied learning, work, entrepreneurship, clinical practice. How can CSULB help students do more in the future? What types of applied learning and work experiences do you think students will need in the year 2030? If there were no barriers, how would the university support students to apply their learning by 2030?
6:00 AM Future of staff support and development #DestinationForStaff
The primary role of staff is closely tied to the vision of the institution. Imagine a future where the Beach is a destination for staff. How can CSULB better support staff in the year 2030? What professional development opportunities are needed to adapt to a changing world? What changes would you like to see in workload, salary, hiring practices, promotion requirements, and others? If there were no barriers, how would the university attract, retain, and support its staff by 2030?
7:00 AM Future of shared governance #Governance
How will CSULB make decisions, create policies, and set agendas in the year 2030? Shared governance and inclusive leadership are important goals and values for the University to uphold. In fact, the Imagine BEACH 2030 event you’re participating in right now reflects those values. This is a space for the entire CSULB community to make their voices heard and help decide what the future of CSULB will be. What new approaches should we explore to include more people in leadership and elevate more voices in governance? If there were no barriers, what would inclusive leadership look like in 2030?
8:00 AM Future of safety and security on campus #Security
From personal safety and data security to extreme weather and earthquakes, the CSULB community will face a range of risks in the future. How should CSULB be preparing for the threats of the future? What risks, new and present, are you most worried about? How can we best mitigate and prevent them? If there were no barriers, how could the campus be a safer place for everyone by 2030? 
9:00 AM Future of transportation, mobility, and parking on campus #Transportation
Self-driving cars, sustainably-fueled buses, and alternative personal vehicles may eliminate the need to own a car altogether.  We will all move and commute differently in the future. How do you see yourself getting around in the year 2030? What may be the most sustainable mode of transportation? If there were no barriers, what changes to the physical campus should take place to adapt to new kinds of mobility and transportation by 2030?
10:00 AM Future of your discipline #Curriculum
How do we ensure our curriculum remains relevant in 2030? With changing technology and greater emphasis in interdisciplinary fields, the value and relevance of traditional degree programs are being challenged.  What is the future of majors, such as engineering, art, liberal arts, business, science, health science, and others? What is the future of minors, honors, and other specializations? If there were no barriers, how would you redesign your major for 2030, and what would it include? 
11:00 AM Future of interdisciplinary learning #Interdisciplinary
Imagine a future for Beach 2030 where new multi- and interdisciplinary departments and programs take advantage of the best of our traditional teaching methods in new, breakthrough ways. What two or more departments would you like to see collaborate more with each other in the future? What would they do together? If there were no barriers, what new collaborations would you like to see by 2030?
12:00 PM Future of partnership in the region and beyond #RegionandBeyond
Beach 2030 is a place where we can all engage, innovate, and make a positive impact in our region - from the city of Long Beach to LA County, Orange County, and the state of California. In what new ways could CSULB serve the local community and the public good? How do you see CSULB being a good neighbor in the future? If there were no barriers, what new partnerships with local businesses, organizations and institutions would you like to see established by 2030?
1:00 PM Future of alternative campus funding #FundCSULB
How will the university be funded in the future? Pick a type of funding and imagine how it might work differently in the future for CSULB: donor giving, public funding, athletics revenue, public/private partnerships, tuition and fees. What source of funding do you think is most volatile or least dependable in the future? What new sources of funding could replace it? How would you change the university budget to allocate resources differently? If there were no barriers, what sources of funding would you like to see in place by 2030? 
2:00 PM Future of the physical campus in a virtual world #LearnEverywhere
In 2030, there will be more opportunities to learn online and work in virtual spaces. Physical spaces will also still serve an important role in education, research, art, and athletics. What types of working, learning, creative and recreational spaces would you like to see on the CSULB campus of the future -- real or virtual? What new types of platforms and spaces do you think will be important to the student experience, and why? What new spaces will best support innovation and collaboration? If there were no barriers to the kinds of spaces you could access or create, physical or virtual, what would we need to build by 2030? 
3:00 PM Future of technology-enhanced campus #TechnologyCampus
Technology will create endless possibilities for education and our campus in 2030. Pick a technology you feel would help the university realize its vision or that you are excited about and imagine the changes it might bring to learning and working at the Beach. What technology would you like to have more access to, more training in, or more support for, to integrate into what you do every day at CSULB? If there were no barriers, what technology would you adopt, and what would it make possible by 2030?
4:00 PM Future of inclusive excellence  #InclusiveExcellence
Inclusive excellence means valuing and engaging all forms of diversity to enhance the educational experience. What next steps do we need to take to build on our strong basis in diversity to create curriculum and practices that are truly inclusive? How can we make CSULB a destination for diverse faculty and students? What new kinds of diversity will emerge and be important to include in future efforts to achieve inclusive excellence? If there were no barriers, what would inclusive excellence look like in 2030?
5:00 PM Future of student success  #StudentSuccess
Student Success is a key pillar for CSULB.  How should we understand student success more comprehensively in 2030? How can we better support all students’ success and how could we measure success beyond graduation rates? If there were no barriers, what would student success look like in 2030?
6:00 PM Future of student services  #StudentWellBeing
In a changing world, there will be new sources of stress and anxiety, new physical health concerns, and new obstacles to financial and food security. What needs would be most important to support for students and the broader CSULB community in the year 2030? What new services could have the most positive impact? What innovations in technology and program design might allow more needs to be met by more people? If there were no barriers, what types of student well-being support would be available by 2030? 
7:00 PM Future of academic support  #AcademicSupport
With large and increasing numbers of students from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of preparation, there is greater need to provide necessary academic support to ensure that all students will be successful in their degree programs. How can we proactively provide the necessary support?  What will tutoring and advising look like in 2030? What new services could have the most positive impact?  If there were no barriers, what types of academic support would be available by 2030? 
8:00 PM Future of lifelong learning  #AlwaysLearning
Imagine a future for Beach 2030 where a four-year degree isn’t the end of a student’s relationship with CSULB, but just the beginning. The global economy is changing much faster now than it has in the past. Some analysts predict that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. How can CSULB help students continue to learn and prepare as the world of work changes? What if graduates could take online courses to continuously upskill their abilities with micro-degrees? What if faculty could remotely mentor students to help them pursue emerging fields? What if the university started incubating student start-ups to launch new industries that benefit the region? If there were no barriers, what might a student’s lifelong relationship with the university look like in 2030? 
9:00 PM Future of global engagement  #GlobalBeach
CSULB students are preparing to become citizens of the world. There will be new global work opportunities, new ways to connect and communicate with people everywhere, and planetary-scale problems to solve together. International students and faculty can provide important connections to the global community, as can research collaborations and study abroad programs. What parts of the world will be most important to engage? If there were no barriers, how would CSULB expand its global presence by 2030?  
10:00 PM Future of campus culture  #CampusCulture
Fun is a huge part of life at the Beach. How do you see campus culture evolving in the future? What activities, traditions and practices will help everyone enjoy working and learning here? What changes could contribute most powerfully to campus morale? What new ideas will help ensure the University is a place where students enjoy their classes, faculty look forward to teaching, and staff are excited about their jobs? If there were no barriers, what would campus culture be like by 2030? 
11:00 PM Future of transportation, mobility, and parking on campus #Transportation
Self-driving cars, sustainably-fueled buses, and alternative personal vehicles may eliminate the need to own a car altogether.  We will all move and commute differently in the future. How do you see yourself getting around in the year 2030? What may be the most sustainable mode of transportation? If there were no barriers, what changes to the physical campus should take place to adapt to new kinds of mobility and transportation by 2030?