Campus Five-Year Perspectives: List of New Degrees, Colleges, and Schools
Academic Divisions submit their plans in December to the VPAA, who provides the documents to the Academic Senate for review and comment. A compiled campus list of planned new programs, along with discontinued programs or disestablished departments, is then submitted to UCOP each spring.
The first step for all new degree programs, and particularly graduate degree programs, is inclusion on the annual campus 5-Year Perspectives List. The 5-Year Perspectives is a report requested by UCOP that lists of all planned degree programs, colleges, and schools that the campus intends to establish within 5 years; 2014 revisions to the Compendium eliminated reporting on research units. The format for proposal summaries is defined by UCOP.
These Five-Year Perspectives are public documents and inform campus accountability reports.