This Week In P

This Week In P
Urban & Regional Planning professor Gwen Urey voices her concerns about recommendations during a forum on Nov. 1 in the Bronco Student Center.
Briana Ellis, a senior architecture major, makes online comments during the student forum on Oct. 29.
Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Freer speaks to students about P&R; on Oct. 29.

Numerous members of the campus community participated in Prioritization & Recovery Initiative forums last week. The student and academic forums will be repeated again this week in order to gather more feedback and guarantee more opportunities for participation.

In addition, the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association will host a forum Wednesday night.

This week's events are:

Recommendation Forum – Students: Nov. 7, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Nov. 9, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Associated Students, Inc. is hosting two forums. Students are encouraged to submit written opinions during the events at computers provided. The forums will be in the Bronco Student Center, Centaurus on Nov. 7 and Andromeda on Nov. 9.

Recommendation Forum – Alumni: Nov. 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Alumni Association will host a session for the benefit of alumni in the Music Recital Hall.

Recommendation Forums on Academic Programs – University-wide: Nov. 8,11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A forum on Recommendations 1-5 will be held in the Bronco Student Center, Orion A/B. The forum on Recommendations 6-10 will take place in the England Evans room.  

Understanding the P&R Initiative

The Prioritization and Recovery Initiative began in April 2005 when President Ortiz identified the need to explore areas of improvement and efficiency across campus. The process hopes to ultimately empower the campus community to shape a model university for the next generation of students. To evaluate university programs appropriately, academic programs and support programs were reviewed by separate committees.

The academic programs process began immediately with the selection of committee members, appointed by a joint committee of the Academic Senate and President's Cabinet. The academic programs committee includes four faculty members, a faculty alternate, two academic administrators, one staff member, one student and one student alternate.

The support programs committee was formed in fall 2006 and includes two senior members from each division, a member of the President's Office and the director of Academic Resources. Members of both committees served as trustees, representing the university, not their respective divisions.

Both committees were charged with evaluating respective programs on campus and developing proposals based on common criteria. These include recommendations that may potentially affect funding for the programs, including:

  • Increased support                                                      
  • Decreased support                                                      
  • Restructuring                                                      
  • Discontinuing                                                     

The P&R steering committee, which includes the executive committee of the Academic Senate, the President's Cabinet, a staff representative and the ASI vice president,  will conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of the recommendations, ensuring appropriate stakeholders have been consulted in the process.

The steering committee will present initial recommendations to the President by the end of January 2008.

Visit the P&R Web site for more details,