The Cal Poly Pomona Division of Academic Affairs has launched an effort to complete the Academic Master Plan process by the end of the current academic year.
“The Academic Master Planning process is not a program prioritization effort, nor will it be an effort to close academic programs,” says Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sylvia A. Alva. “Rather, the Academic Master Plan will serve as our collective vision for our academic identity, values and future directions.”
Among the issues that the Academic Master Plan will address are the role of a polytechnic university in the 21st century, metrics to gauge the effectiveness of academic programs and student success, support structures needed by faculty and staff, and enrollment management strategies.
The Academic Master Plan is guided by President Soraya M. Coley’s Strategic Plan, which aims to chart the university’s course for the next several years while also identifying top academic and campus initiatives and the resources and facilities necessary to achieve those objectives.
“The Academic Master Planning process will be a collective conversation that will help us frame these important decisions: Who we are, who we represent in terms of our student composition and our academic programs,” Alva says.