Welcome to Academic Programs and Planning!
The office of Academic Programs and Planning (APP) is committed to promoting student learning and success by partnering with faculty and staff to develop, deliver, and continuously improve academic programs; collaborating with the Academic Senate to develop, implement, and review academic policies; and engaging the campus leadership in academic, enrollment, and strategic planning.
In particular, APP provides guidance and support for each of the university’s degree programs, which for AY 2022-2023 includes 66 undergraduate and 33 graduate degrees, plus 92 minors, 15 credentials, and numerous other non-degree academic programs. APP also provides administrative oversight for the university's General Education program.
To achieve its mission, APP facilitates academic planning for new and existing degree programs; manages accreditation and program review for Cal Poly and all of its degree programs; directs the assessment of student learning, especially the achievement of the five WSCUC core competencies; oversees the university's Instructionally Related Activities program; implements system-wide, CSU initiatives; and makes reports to meet all of the university's accountability requirements.
Additionally, Academic Programs and Planning oversees these non-college units in the Division of Academic Affairs:
- Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (ctlt.calpoly.edu)
- Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives (writingandlearning.calpoly.edu)
- Service Learning Program (civic.calpoly.edu)
- University Honors Program (honors.calpoly.edu)
APP is now located in Chase Hall
Chase Hall will be APP's home for the next two years while Kennedy Library is being renovated. Chase Hall, one of the original campus dorms, is located near Mustang Stadium. APP moved onto the second floor of this new location in July 2023 and will remain here until the renovations are completed.
Chase Hall was named in honor of Interim President Margaret Chase, the only woman to head the California Polytechnic. Information about Margaret Chase can be found here.