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Information on critical thinking events

Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts

The Office of Academic Programs invites faculty and staff to attend presentations by Dr. Peter Facione and Dr. Carol Ann Gittens, two leading experts on critical thinking.

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Academic Programs and Planning Mission

Mission Statement

Academic Programs and Planning is committed to promoting student success.

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WASC Description


Learn more about Cal Poly's initiatives on student learning, student success and organizational learning.

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Leadership Learning Communities

Cal Poly welcomed two distinguished authors this year who facilitated campus discussions on leadership skills and decision making.

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What We Do in Academic Programs

Our office facilitates academic planning for new and existing degree programs, manages the accreditation and program review process for all of Cal Poly’s academic programs, and oversees the University’s Instructionally Related Activities program (IRA). In addition, the office is responsible for developing academic policies, implementing system-wide California State University (CSU) initiatives and conducting reporting to meet all accountability requirements.

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Academic Policies


Program Review