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In addition to its analytic support to the Chancellor and campus administrators, the Academic Planning and Analysis unit of Planning and Budget maintains the campus' five-year perspective of proposed new academic programs, provides support to the academic program review process, and assists academic units with their new program proposals.

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WASC commends UCSC for progress since 2004-05 review
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently accepted UCSC's 2010 interim progress report, commending the campus on its progress on key issues identified by the review team during the 2004 reaffirmation of accreditation. The Commission asked that Santa Cruz report further progress in areas such as accountability for student learning and improving retention as it prepares required reports and proposals leading up to its spring 2015 accreditation visit ... [More]

Strategic Academic Plan updated
The February 2008 plan lays out choices that UC Santa Cruz must make as it continues to evolve its academic programs. In addition to articulating the principles upon which decisions will be based, it describes six interdisciplinary themes designed to facilitate collaboration between departments and programs ... [More]

Results of NRC survey of PhD programs
During October 2010, the campus hosted information sessions about the results of the National Research Council (NRC) surveys designed to assess the quality and charatersitics of UC research-doctorate programs ... [More]

New edition of the approval process maps
The newest edition of the process maps describe the steps proposed academic programs, academic units, and major research units require for formal approval ... [More]

Planning and Budget Headlines

Fall 2010: New programs commencing this fall include Jewish Studies B.A. and Cognitive Science B.S. ... [More]