University of California, San Diego
October 6, 1999
SUBJECT: Report of the Sixth College Planning Committee
The final Report of the Sixth College Planning Committee was transmitted to the Academic Senate in late July and will be considered by the Representative Assembly at its November 30 meeting. In February the Committee invited all faculty to contribute ideas and suggestions to the process of constructing a preliminary academic plan for the new college, and they solicited further comments on an interim report circulated in early June. Chair David Miller has told me that the faculty input was most welcome and useful to the committee as it reached a consensus on a plan for the new College. As a result of your earlier participation, I thought that faculty members would be interested in reviewing the proposed preliminary academic plan, and I am pleased to direct your attention to a copy of the report on the Academic Affairs web site at:
For your information, the planning committee's proposed time sequence for the opening of Sixth College in the fall of 2002 calls for the appointment of a founding Provost during the 1999-00 academic year. After the Provost is appointed, a college faculty planning committee will be formed to work with the new Provost to develop a more detailed plan for the required general education courses and graduation requirements. This next faculty committee will benefit from input received in the review of the current preliminary plan. The final academic plan will then receive further critical review by the Academic Senate. I would expect the final academic plan approvals to occur during the fall of 2000.