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Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses

Recommendation Other: No Consolidation and no merger.
Department Food Marketing and Agribusiness
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Food Marketing and Agribusiness in 2005 was slated to close. However, it was decided that the program could have a life if it were merged with Animal Science. The senate decided (2007) that the program should not be merger but remain its own department. It has be a rollcoster for the students and faculty trying to make it work. We now have 56 majors and by the Fall of 2008 we will have 80 majors total. We have a graduation rate of 67% but that is understated. We have gone to individual students work places and drag them back to finish up their degrees,especially when they had one class. We as a department also see that our graduates have a job when they finish their degree. We now have more jobs than students.
While we are a small department, 4 working and 1 Ferp, we manage to handle 1,057 student last year. Of those students 84% (909 students) were from the College of Ag and the other 16% (148 students) was University wide. We do not service just the FMAM students but all of the students in the University. Out grow rate was 16% this year and will continue because of the number of new majors that we have changed their majors.
We also put on the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition every year. This food marketing competition allows us to compare our marketing team to that of other colleges and universities in the west. We do very well each year.
If the college were aggregated, we would have to compete for existing funds with larger programs and just by their sheer size, we would be displaced. I do not think that a combination at this time is prudent or benefitical to the University.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Dance Minor: Institute of New Dance & Cultures
Department Institute of New Dance & Cultures
Consensus Opinion 5 out of 5 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Strengths (Dance Minor/ Institute of New Dance & Cultures):
We agree with the strengths listed.
Other strengths that should be included are:
The program is unique in the region.
High level of creative activities provided by few faculty
In addition to “very diverse” faculty, a very diverse student population is served
Concerns:
The demand analysis (declared minor numbers) does not adequately reflect the number of students in our program or the depth of their academic participation.
The template did not capture relevant evidence about the Dance minor because the opportunity analysis was based solely on the lack of data provided for a minor.
Though our program is small, it is innovative in the CSU system.
It needs ongoing support for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and arts education curricula as identified in the program’s mission.
Recommendation: We support a Division of Fine and Performing Arts: Art, Dance, Music, Theatre.
We acknowledge the potential benefits of a merger to increase synergy and collaboration with other disciplines in the Fine and Performing Arts. However, we conditionally support the proposed merger recommendation. There needs to be meaningful exploration of outcomes, expectations, logistics and opportunities. It would be expected that a successful merger would encompass the current budgetary support. There must be open dialogue and thoughtful exchange between all programs involved. There needs to be evidence of vision and leadership. We urge the importance of autonomy of Dance as a recognized discipline within Division cluster and/or merger with Theatre. A merger process should not impact discipline identity and mission of Dance Minor, or any future synergy with inter-disciplinary opportunities with other disciplines in Fine and Performing Arts. e.g. Inter-Arts Major.

Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Graphic Design
Department Institute of New Dance & Cultures
Consensus Opinion 5 out of 5 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The Institute faculty believe that the graphic arts program should stay connected with the fine and performing arts. While technology and purposes may change, the heart of graphic design is the creative and artistic process.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Merge with the School of Engineering, eliminate the College of Environmental Desgin
Department Landscape Architecture
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation As an Alumnus of the Landscape Architecture program (BSLA 1982) and having a Masters in Regional and Community Planning (MCRP 1987) from Kansas State University (which also has a combined school of Architecture and Design), I have a strong appreciation for the existing structure and the need for synergy between the schools of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. It is what makes these Universities stand out in this field/profession. Graduates from these programs are well balanced in technical and design skills, and able to interact on an inter disciplinary level. It is extremely important that the Landscape Architecture program remain associated with the design professions and maintain its strong technical background. I would not consider sending my children or recommending a landscape or planning program to anyone interested in entering these fields to a university/school that was not associated with a school of design. Even Harvard and MIT understand the importance of linking these programs directly and offer reciprocity between the urban planning program at MIT and the design programs at Harvard. The proposed reorganization of the School of Environmental Design will severely diminish the reputation of the Cal Poly programs in the professional world. When I chose where to attend, I only looked at universities that had architecture, landscape architecture and planning in the same school.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Merge with the School of Engineering, eliminate the College of Environmental Desgin
Department Landscape Architecture
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation As an Alumnus of the Landscape Architecture program (BSLA 1982) and having a Masters in Regional and Community Planning (MCRP 1987) from Kansas State University (which also has a combined school of Architecture and Design), I have a strong appreciation for the existing structure and the need for synergy between the schools of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. It is what makes these Universities stand out in this field/profession. Graduates from these programs are well balanced in technical and design skills, and able to interact on an inter disciplinary level. It is extremely important that the Landscape Architecture program remain associated with the design professions and maintain its strong technical background. I would not consider sending my children or recommending a landscape or planning program to anyone interested in entering these fields to a university/school that was not associated with a school of design. Even Harvard and MIT understand the importance of linking these programs directly and offer reciprocity between the urban planning program at MIT and the design programs at Harvard. The proposed reorganization of the School of Environmental Design will severely diminish the reputation of the Cal Poly programs in the professional world. When I chose where to attend, I only looked at universities that had architecture, landscape architecture and planning in the same school.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Keep as is
Department Landscape Architecure
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Through consultation with the college dean, LArc and URP chairs, I am convinced that The College of Enviromental Design is sufficiently sound at present, and in terms of future stability respective of student enrollment and faculty procurement.
Splitting LArc and URP from Arc would be a grave and unprecedented error. Wherever all three exist, within universities I have investigated, they are combined in the same academic complex. The only alternative, and again in only the direst of circumstances, would be to include all three departments and their subsidiaries, under a School of Environmental Design, within the College of Engineering. Frankly I don't see much gain t the university in this, but keeping the Env disciplines together is, in my opinion, the most important objective.

Jere French
Dean Emeritus
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Keep as is
Department Landscape Architecure
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Through consultation with the college dean, LArc and URP chairs, I am convinced that The College of Enviromental Design is sufficiently sound at present, and in terms of future stability respective of student enrollment and faculty procurement.
Splitting LArc and URP from Arc would be a grave and unprecedented error. Wherever all three exist, within universities I have investigated, they are combined in the same academic complex. The only alternative, and again in only the direst of circumstances, would be to include all three departments and their subsidiaries, under a School of Environmental Design, within the College of Engineering. Frankly I don't see much gain t the university in this, but keeping the Env disciplines together is, in my opinion, the most important objective.

Jere French
Dean Emeritus
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: We agree with the stable funding recommendation; we strongly disagree with relocation to CLASS, and we have concerns about how our faculty diversity and program structure have been addressed.
Department Liberal Studies
Consensus Opinion 5 out of 5 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Liberal Studies is at the very heart of the 2nd and 3rd cross-campus strands (K-12 Education and Liberal Arts Polytechnic) listed on Page 1. We are one of the larger undergraduate programs on campus and by far the largest K-12 education-related program; we have more majors than the credential programs and EWS combined; we are 45% of the total CEIS majors (including grad). In addition to our centrality to the K-12 educational mission of Cal Poly, we provide the only general Liberal Arts major on campus, in keeping with the Liberal Arts Polytechnic strand. Anecdotally, about 15% of our majors wish to earn a general Liberal Arts BA, in which they combine classes in general education, humanities, social sciences, math and science into an interdisciplinary BA. Among the students wishing such a BA are a large number of re-entry students (primarily female), a population whose needs are not addressed by the academic programs part of P&R.

Faculty Diversity: We have 4 tenure-track faculty, 3 female and 1 male. Our first-time students were 21% male and 79% female, as close a match as possible. Our tenure-track faculty is Latina; our majors are approximately Latinas. Our students are approximately ⅓ white; our tenure-track faculty is white. We have approximately 10% API students; we have one API lecturer with a 3-yr, 5-class/yr entitlement. Thus, our faculty diversity IS a close match to our students.

Demand: Our program has risen and then declined in number of majors since 2000; the recent decrease is healthy, because our numbers are finally coming into some balance with our limited resources. We are fortunate to now have a full-time advisor to students, which will help us meet students needs.



Thus, the recommendation for stable funding is reasonable. If, as predicted, there is a great increase in the need for teachers in the next few years, we would expect to see an increase in LS majors, and we would need additional resources.

Relocation: The recommendation with which we most disagree is that LS be part of CLASS. LS has strong connections with the content departments in CLASS and SCI in whose departments our students take courses, but the primary career track for our majors is teaching, and we are a primary feeder to the multiple subject and special ed credential programs. While we can easily work with CLASS and SCI departments even though we are in CEIS, it is MUCH easier to work with the Ed programs when we are in the same college. Many LS (7 of 22) programs across the CSU system are in Colleges/Schools of Ed, and we believe we should be also; we are already joined to education, and need to stay that way.

Program Structure: We are puzzled that the Committee recommends that the program be structured for teacher preparation as a recognized priority where content knowledge is emphasized. We ARE primarily structured for teacher prep (though we also cherish our general Liberal Arts students) and our pre-teaching students DO take the content courses in English, History, Geography, Math, Science, Fine Arts, PE and Human Development to prepare themselves to pass CSET and become teachers. Even our non-teachers take a wide range of content courses in humanities, social science, math and science in addition to GE requirements. Our LS-prefix courses model the critical thinking and interdisciplinary teaching required of teachers, and our LS 459 & 460 comprise an in-depth look at the socially and ethnically diverse populations in public-school classrooms.

External Support: We have strong participation in the TQE grant, and are redesiging our curriculum with TQE support. We do look forward to working with Ed faculty to seek additional support and this will be much easier if we are in the same college.

Summary: We agree with the stable funding recommendation; we strongly disagree with relocation to CLASS, and we have concerns about how our faculty diversity and program structure have been addressed.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Support the Intercollegiate Athletics funding model
Department Stop Violence Office
Consensus Opinion 8 out of 8 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The Stop Violence Office would like to support the Intercollegiate Athletics funding model which will allow for an improved experience for student-athletes and student fans.

The individuals who work within Intercollegiate Athletics are dedicated professionals who understand the importance of a strong education and a successful athletic program. They have dedicated themselves to represent Cal Poly Pomona with dignity and teach their athletes to do the same.

The Stop Violence Office staff and student’s interactions with the Intercollegiate Athletics staff has shown that they exemplify the value and mission of a Student Affairs program, representing interconnectedness, passion, quality, student-centered, being a program of integrity and diversity. Athletic staff have attended conferences, provided training to the Rape Task Force, and attend special events. Student athletes’ have supported programs and have attended programs provide by the Stop Violence Office. Our collaborative efforts will only improve as more resources are available.

The P & R committee recommended that the university commit to funding Intercollegiate Athletics at a level that would lead to team success and institutional pride in the programs. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has operated a program of excellence and we ask that the opportunity for excellence in Intercollegiate Athletics be given every consideration and support this initiative.

Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Charlene Hernandez
Department Student Accounting & Cashiering Services
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Consensus Explanation
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation Other: Improve Facilites and Consideration for Alternative Funding
Department University Athletics
Consensus Opinion 5 out of 5 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The management team of Kellogg West is in support of University Athletics and their quest to improve their facilities. Over the years, Kellogg West has had a strong relationship with University Athletics. Visiting teams represent almost 3% of our total yearly occupancy in the hotel rooms. We also have had numerous meetings and food & beverage events held at Kellogg West that have come from University Athletics. We feel that the stronger an Athletics Department is for Cal Poly, the more revenue would be generated for Kellogg West through our relationship with University Athletics.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendations not submitted through the forms are available in this folder. They mainly consist of Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat documents. If none were submitted for this recommendation, the folder will be empty.