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Academic Programs and Planning Mission

Our mission is to promote student learning by:

  • Partnering with faculty and staff to develop, deliver and continuously improve Academic Programs.

  • Collaborating with the Academic Senate to develop, implement and review academic policies.

  • Engaging the campus leaders in strategic academic planning.

Office Information and Staff Contacts

Administration Building, Room 315
(Phone) 805.756.2246
(Fax) 805.756.2367
acadprog@calpoly.edu

 Office of Academic Programs organizational chart (PDF)

Mary Pedersen

Mary Pedersen, Associate Vice Provost
Academic Programs

(805)756-2246                 mpederse@calpoly.edu

Mary Pedersen joined Academic Programs in October 2011 after serving as Department Chair of Food Science and Nutrition, then as Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences.  Mary oversees academic program development, program review,  academic assessment and assists with the development of Cal Poly strategic processes and CSU policy implementation.  She also oversees the university Honors program and the operational aspects of the General Education program.  Mary chairs the Academic Assessment Council and chairs bi-weekly meetings with the associate deans.  In addition, she serves on the Academic Senate Curriculum Committee, the Instruction Committee and the General Education Governance Board.

Jessica Carson

Jessica Carson, Adminstrative Analyst

(805)756-2326         carson@calpoly.edu

Jessica joined Academic Programs in February of 2008.  She supports Instructionally Related Activities (IRAs), coordinates accreditation issues with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), plans the budget, facilitates personnel actions, and is the contact for student appeals.

Katie Tool

Katie Tool, Administrative Support Coordinator

(805) 756-2228             mtool@calpoly.edu

Katie joined Academic Programs in November 1997.  She provides operational support for General Education and fields questions regarding GE courses, policies, and procedures. She also provides support to the Associate Vice Provost/Academic Programs on  Degree Programs, University/GE  assessment and implementation of CSU system-wide initiatives. 

Lina Heaster Ekholm

Lina Heaster-Ekholm, Administrative Support Coordinator

(805)756-7299             kheaster@calpoly.edu

 Lina joined Academic Programs in January 2013.   She is the coordinator for Program Review.

 

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