Step I: Five-Year Planning Perspectives
Every other year (i.e., 2024, 2026, 2028 etc.) campuses submit to UCOP their respective Five-Year Planning Perspectives (Perspectives) that list the anticipated actions to create and/or transferring, consolidating, disestablishing, or discontinuing (TCDD) undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs, research units, schools, and colleges. Integrating lists from all ten campuses allows for systemwide analysis of academic plans and creates an opportunity to promote coordination, synergy, and specialization. The preliminary picture offered by the Perspectives is especially useful because this systemwide context can prompt valuable discussion in the early stages of proposal development. UCOP collects and analyzes Perspectives data, distributes it to select groups, and posts it on the UCOP website. The Academic Planning Council, select administrators, the Senate Divisions, and three systemwide Academic Senate committees - the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA), the University Committee on Educational Policy (UCEP), and the University Committee on Planning and Budget (UCPB) - are the primary groups that provide commentary on the Perspectives.
IMPORTANT: All planned program change actions start by being added to the Perspectives. Therefore, if there is any interest in new programs and program changes, the Division of Academic Program strongly recommends that interested parties add their planned change actions to the Perspectives.
January (Second Week)
UCOP emails all UC campuses to initiate their Perspectives.
January (3rd Monday of Winter Quarter)
Division of Academic Planning sends out the call for planned program change actions and Perspectives to schools.
February (Last Monday)
On the last Monday of February, schools are due to complete and submit their Perspectives.
Division of Academic Planning reviews Perspectives and sends to Academic Senate for review.
Faculty Senate reviews and approves the Perspectives, and forwards it to the Provost and Chancellor for review.
Provost and Chancellor review and approve the Perspectives, forwarding it to UCOP for review by June 1.
UCOP reviews and determines decision of Perspectives.