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Nominations Sought for Faculty Director for Program Improvement
Academic Programs and Planning is accepting nominations for the position of faculty director of program improvement. The position will provide leadership and direction for academic assessment and continuous improvement efforts at the program and institutional levels; work with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology to provide professional development workshops for faculty and staff; and coordinate the administration of external campuswide assessments. This is a full-time faculty position covering the academic year and four to eight WTU (weighted teaching units) of summer work. The successful candidate will be released 100% from teaching and service responsibilities in their home department. The initial appointment will be for two years, renewable for additional three-year periods. Nominees must be full-time, tenured faculty members with significant teaching experience in higher education and two or more years of experience with academic assessment. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. Contact Maureen O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Find the position description and how to apply here.
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)
Out of an abundance of caution and care, the Academic Programs and Planning office is currently operating virtually. 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 whom to contact or have a general inquiry, please email our office at email@example.com.
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