The Cal Poly Plan is an initiative,
which was originally approved during the 1995-96 Academic
Year, and that is funded by a campus-wide academic fee.
This financial model is intended to help Cal Poly
meet future demand for public higher education in a
time of dramatic enrollment growth, rising public expectations
for quality and efficiency, and limited public resources.
Through the Plan, Cal Poly seeks ways
decrease student time to degree
increase student learning
enhance institutional productivity
promote the more effective use of fixed resources
implement comprehensive assessment and accountability
The Plan supports new ways of educating and supporting
students, including creative approaches to teaching
and learning, curriculum design and scheduling, and
the application of information technology to instruction.
These efforts require multi-year investments in human
resources as well as in equipment. Cal Poly's campus
academic fee is designed to support these improvements.