IRAP collaborates with and provides analytical and policy support to the ProvostAcademic Planning Council, the UC Academic Senate, the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs and University Committee on Planning and Budget in particular, and all campuses and other parts of UC.

Academic planning content and analysis is separated into the four categories below:

  1. Academic policy and planning
  2. Academic program review
  3. Accreditation and assessment
  4. Campus collaborations

Academic policy and planning

UC academic policy and planning

IRAP webpage

IRAP is responsible for maintaining and interpreting a number of academic policies for the University.

Statewide academic policy and planning

IRAP webpage

IRAP provides expertise on behalf of the university as part of statewide efforts to plan for and improve higher education in California.

California Master Plan for Higher Education

IRAP webpage

Major features of the California Master Plan for Higher Education

Academic Planning Council

IRAP webpage

IRAP supports the Academic Planning Council, a joint Academic Senate/ Administration body that reviews planning issues and develops and revises policy related to the university’s academic mission.

Enrollment planning

IRAP webpage

IRAP coordinates both the collection of enrollment data and also the development of short- and long-term plans for the numbers and types of students that can be accommodated at the UC campuses.

Academic program review

Compendium: Universitywide Review Processes for Academic Programs, Academic Units, & Research Units PDF

The Compendium presents system-level review processes for creating and modifying academic degree programs, academic units, and research units, and is designed to serve as a manual for the wide range of administrators, faculty, and staff who participate in these processes.

Review process for establishing graduate degree programs and academic units

IRAP webpage

In collaboration with the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs, IRAP conducts the administrative system-level review of campus proposals for new graduate programs, as well as proposals for new schools and colleges.

Five-Year Planning Perspectives

IRAP webpage

The Five-Year Planning Perspectives process gives campuses the opportunity to gather information useful to their long-range planning efforts.

Self-supporting programs

IRAP webpage

Self-supporting programs allow the University to serve additional students above and beyond the resources provided by the state while fulfilling demonstrated higher education and workforce needs.

Accreditation and assessment

Campus assessment contacts

IRAP webpage

UC is committed to assessment of student learning that is faculty driven, discipline specific, and locally defined.

Accreditation

IRAP webpage

IRAP collaborates with UC campus accreditation officers to represent UC’s academic interests to statewide planning entities and the regional accrediting body, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Campus collaborations

Vice provosts and deans of undergraduate education

IRAP webpage

IRAP collaborates with vice provosts and deans of undergraduate education to advocate for undergraduate education and maintain the focus on teaching and learning.

Summer session

IRAP webpage

Across the UC system, thousands of courses are offered each summer in hundreds of disciplines to any student.

University Extension

IRAP webpage

University Extension is the continuing education branch of UC campuses, providing innovative learning programs to adult learners in California, across the U.S. and throughout the world.

IRAP experts and requests for information

IRAP experts: Academic policy and planning

Todd Greenspan | Kimberly Peterson | Rebecca Landes | Brianna Moore-Trieu

IRAP experts: Academic program review

Kimberly Peterson | Chris Procello

IRAP experts: Accreditation and assessment

Kimberly Peterson | Chris Procello

IRAP experts: Campus collaborations

Todd Greenspan | Kimberly Peterson

Requests and information

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