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Strengths
• Outstanding and dedicated faculty
and staff
• Range and quality of academic programs
• Highly motivated students who reflect
the diverse urban local community
• Campus commitment to serve an urban
student population within the LA Basin
• IT infrastructure
Opportunities
Potential to:
• Earn support and recognition from local
community
• Build and strengthen community
partnerships
• Demonstrate that we are better than
people think we are
• Access special and leveraged resources
in LA Basin
• Earn recognition that we add value
through socioeconomic transformation
• Assess and prioritize academic activities
so we do fewer things and do them well
• Have greater involvement and support
from alumni and friends of the University
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WOT ANALYSIS
Weaknesses
• Lower than desired retention and
graduation rates
• A culture of limited collaboration, team-
work, communication, and trust
• Inadequate state and non-state resources
to meet our collective aspirations
Threats
• State economic conditions
• Significant number of entering students
not college-ready
• Competition from other institutions of
learning (public and private)
• Marginal cost funding model
• Rising tuition fees and the impact on
access for the students we serve
• Ambivalent public perception of state
employees
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