Academic Programs and Planning
1 Grand Avenue
Kennedy Library (Building 35), Suite 319
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Main Number 805-756-2246
Office Email email@example.com
Academic Programs and Planning Staff
The directory on this page identifies the specialties of the staff in this office; please feel free to email them directly with any questions you may have. If you are unsure of who to contact or have a general inquiry, please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruno Giberti, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Planning
Accreditation Liaison Officer
As the Associate Vice Provost, Bruno Giberti leads the office of Academic Programs and Planning, which is responsible for the annual process of academic planning, the development and implementation of academic policies, the development and review of academic programs, and the assessment of student learning. He oversees the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and the Writing and Rhetoric Center, as well the General Education, University Honors, Instructionally Related Activities, and Service Learning Faculty Fellows programs.
As the Accreditation Liaison Officer, he manages the university’s regional accreditation and serves as the primary point of contact with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). He has also played a leadership role in strategic planning for the university and the division of Academic Affairs, as well as Cal Poly’s response to the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025.
Prior to assuming the post of Associate Vice Provost, Bruno had a long history with this office. From 2007 – 2010, Bruno served as Faculty Director of Cal Poly’s self-study for WSCUC. With the university’s accreditation reaffirmed for ten years, he took positions as Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Associate Head of the Architecture Department. In 2012, he rejoined our staff as Faculty Associate for Academic Policies, Assessment, and Accreditation. He has been the Associate Vice Provost since 2017.
Bruno is a proud Cal Poly alumnus, and after graduating with a B.S. in Architecture, he was awarded a Master of Architecture and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.
email@example.com | 805-756-2246
Jessica Carson, M.B.A.
Academic Policies, Budget, and Instructionally Related Activities
Jessica joined our office in February 2008. She manages the budget, supports Instructionally Related Activities (IRAs), and is the contact for academic policy questions and student academic appeals.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 805-756-2326
Andrew Morris, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Andrew has served as Faculty Fellow in Academic Programs and Planning since 2019. He has been faculty director of the WSCUC Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation institutional self-study for institutional accreditation. Andrew represents Academic Programs and Planning on the General Education Governance Board, the Academic Assessment Council, and the Academic Senate Ad Hoc Semester Conversion Committee, and also co-led the 2021-22 Program Review Learning Community.
Andrew, who has been on the Cal Poly faculty since 2000, is Professor and past Department Chair of the History Department. His specialty is in modern Chinese and Taiwanese history. He has authored three books and edited two more in these fields, the most recent being Defectors from the PRC to Taiwan, 1960-1989: The Anti-Communist Righteous Warriors (Routledge, 2022). He has also authored more than 25 journal articles and book chapters. Andrew graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a double major in physics and history, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in modern Chinese history are from UC San Diego.
email@example.com | 805-756-2298
Michael V. Nguyen, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Assessment
Michael is an educational psychologist with expertise in the areas of assessment, diversity and inclusion, and cross-cultural communication. As the Director of Academic Assessment, he provides leadership and direction for Cal Poly’s continuous learning and improvement efforts by communicating the purposes of assessment, assisting departments and colleges in the development of assessment plans, and analyzing and communicating the results of assessments conducted. Additionally, Michael guides in the collection, organization, and analysis of multiple data sources and disseminating the information among Cal Poly constituents and stakeholders.
Prior to joining Cal Poly, Michael created and headed the inaugural Office of Assessment at California State University, San Bernardino. Additionally, Michael is a faculty member in the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Southern California where he teaches Cross-Cultural Psychology in Applied Settings.
Michael completed his PhD at Emory University. He was an Emory Global Health Institute Scholar who served as an educator and researcher for indigenous and underserved populations. He received the President’s Fellowship at Pitzer College, Emory University Graduate Diversity Fellowship, and Distinguished Research and Assessment Award from Cal State San Bernardino.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 805-756-2299
Kellie Green Hall, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow, Assessment and Program Review
Kellie is an Associate Dean in the College of Science and Mathematics and a Professor of Kinesiology and Public Health at California Polytechnic State University. Her expertise area is in Motor Learning and Control with research activities focused on facilitating the acquisition of skilled movement. She earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at Louisiana State University, M.S. at Eastern Washington University and a B.S. in Mathematics from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. She is also serving as a Faculty Fellow in Academic Programs and Planning.
Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost and Personnel Analyst
Maureen joined our office in January 2018. As Executive Assistant, Maureen is the first point of contact for the Associate Vice Provost. In this capacity, she also assists with human resources and personnel issues in the departments reporting to Academic Programs and Planning. Maureen also provides the lead support as we begin the process to reaffirm Cal Poly's accreditation by WSCUC.
email@example.com | 805-756-2228
Program Review and New Program Development coordinator
Angela joined our team in September 2019 and comes to us following an extensive career in law. She worked as a senior paralegal handling the management of the defense of public school districts and governmental entities in state and federal court.
Angela coordinates academic program review, providing oversight and project management for all Cal Poly degree programs as they undergo periodic review (a 2-year process). She provides project management for the colleges as they pursue such things as degree modifications, subprograms, and new degree programs. Further, she handles the preparation of our annual Academic Master Plan for submission to the Office of the Chancellor and administers Cal Poly's portion of the CSU Degree Database. She assists with our annual audit and report to WSCUC and updates the WSCUC database. Angela also provides SharePoint site design for the unit. In addition, she supports our Associate Deans Council.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 805-756-7047
Shannon Sullivan-Danser, M.A.
General Education, PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT, & Communications coordinator
Shannon is the academic assessment and General Education coordinator at California Polytechnic State University. Since joining the office of Academic Programs and Planning in 2018, she has focused on student learning and success, policy research, and curriculum development. She works closely with campus partners, particularly the General Education Governance Board and Academic Assessment Council, as well as the college associate deans, the Academic Senate, and the Registrar, as well as the CSU Chancellor’s Office on matters of shared governance. Shannon also provides website and SharePoint design for the office. Additionally, she supports strategic planning, communication, and accreditation initiatives within the office. She is a double alumna from Cal Poly, earning honors in her MA and BA degrees in English.
email@example.com | (805) 756-2247
The Academic Programs and Planning office is currently operating in a hybrid format.
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