February 8, 2019


SUBJECT:    Request for Proposals (RFP): Strategic Academic Program Development (SAPD) Initiative

I'm pleased to announce the second Request for Proposals (RFP) for the
Strategic Academic Program Development (SAPD) Initiative: (Single Sign-On Required).

UC San Diego launched the SAPD Initiative in spring 2018 to catalyze the
development of academic offerings that enhance the experience and
outcomes of students, strengthen UC San Diego's reputation in research
and education, and grow institutional revenues to sustain investments in
the education and research enterprise. The initial RFP yielded an
outstanding set of proposals that were well aligned with the aims of the
SAPD initiative. Proposals from the first RFP approved by the EVC for
full development support include the following (a few additional
programs are still under review):

. 3+2 Program in Engineered Structures and Systems (Structural
. Pathway to Health Professions Program (Biological Sciences)
. Computational Social Science MAS (Social Sciences)
. Supporting K-12 Computing Educators in Diverse Contexts - Online
(Education Studies)
. Precision Medicine MS - Online (Medicine)
. Drug Development and Product Management MS - Online (Skaggs School of
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences)

The SAPD call for proposals (RFP) is divided into three sub-calls, each
focused on a segment of opportunity: (A) graduate offerings (credit and
non-credit); (B) concurrent enrollment; and (C) summer programs (credit
and non-credit.) Program proponents are invited to submit by Friday,
April 12, 2019 a response to one or more of the three RFP forms,
including a model of program finances (SAPD Financial Model) for each

SAPD Support Team members
(, Teaching + Learning
Commons staff (, and EVC office
staff are available to provide guidance for faculty and academic unit
engagement in innovative academic program development. Please email to request a consultation. We look forward to your
applications and questions.

In addition, the following SAPD Workshops offer opportunities to engage
with SAPD Support Team members and campus experts:

Cohort Concurrent Enrollment Workshop:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Price Center East, Forum 4th Floor
RSVP by Wednesday, February 13 to

Executive/Professional Education Opportunities Workshop:
Monday, February 25, 2019
2:30-4:00 p.m.
UC 111a Conference Room
RSVP by Friday, February 22 to

We look forward to working with UC San Diego faculty and academic units
from all Divisions and Schools on developing an expanded set of
innovative curricular and delivery opportunities. For additional
information or to submit an application, please visit: (Single Sign-On Required) or
contact SAPD Support Team Director, Williams Ettouati at

Elizabeth H. Simmons
Executive Vice Chancellor