Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed the holiday and winter break with your loved ones. 2016 is going to be an exciting year at Cal Poly Pomona. The new year brings us changes, opportunities, as well as a few challenges. As the year unfolds, my commitment to you, is to keep you informed as to what is happening in Academic Affairs.
One effort of communicating with you will be the launch of the Academic Affairs Corner; a newsletter produced through my office that will be sent to a community of 1,140 faculty and 350 administrators and staff, twice a quarter. I hope you enjoy our first issue! Although some of these stories may be featured in other campus news sources, my intention is not to replace those sources, but rather to use this as a channel to share timely information that focusing on the priorities in Academic Affairs.
We will soon be receiving more information about the University Strategic Planning Process that will be launched later this month. As part of this process we will be working on updating the Academic Plan in Academic Affairs. I look forward to using the Academic Affairs Corner to keep you informed and to facilitate conversations and feedback every step along the way.
As a valued member in Academic Affairs, I invite you to participate in this newsletter. You can submit a brief statement for consideration in our "Did You Know?" section. Send us something that you are proud of in your area that your colleagues may not know. Submission information can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.
My hope is that you find this newsletter informative and I look forward to highlighting all of the wonderful achievements that are happening in your areas.
Sylvia A. Alva