Following on the work of the Academic Programs Prioritization and Recovery Committee, the university’s support programs are currently being evaluated by a special trustee committee of leaders representing each division. The group is following a similar process as the academic model, identifying programs (as opposed to departments) that require ongoing staff support and funding.
Support programs will be reviewed with the same criterion as academic programs (centrality to mission, quality and outcomes, efficiency, opportunity analysis). In an effort to accurately and efficiently evaluate programs, the trustee committee has created six program functions. Each program will fall into one of these categories:
- Faculty Support – Supports the work of faculty in courses, research and service.
- Student Support – Supports student learning and student life on campus.
- Institutional Support – Supports the university as an enterprise.
- Infrastructure Support – Maintains needed services and facilities.
- Constituent Relations – Cultivates relationships with key constituents on and off campus.
- Unique Function – Unique activities difficult to compare with others.
Division representatives have been working with their colleagues to develop their respective program lists. The committee is also developing the tool by which programs will be reviewed, including a series of questions in a template format that will be completed online. The questionnaire will be launched by mid-March with completion coming at the end of spring quarter. The committee expects to make recommendations to the Prioritization and Recovery Steering Committee (made up of the President’s Cabinet and the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate) later this summer, in a similar window of time as the academic programs.
- Draft Support Programs Criteria (.pdf, 41 kb)