About us

Purpose

Academic Programs puts students first by investing in and supporting learning through collaborative partnerships. We strive to transform lives through high-quality, equitable, and holistic curricular and co-curricular programming.

Vision

As stewards of exemplary learning, Academic Programs collectively provides a transformative experience that:

  • Meets students where they are at.
  • Addresses systemic inequities that target minoritized groups through dialogue and action.
  • Provides ethical leadership within the university, local community, and the California State University system.
  • Makes evidence-informed decisions.
  • Provides transparent, inclusive, coordinated, and consistent communication.
  • Uses responsible recruitment and retention strategies for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Prioritizes and aligns resources to better serve students (learning, retention, and graduation).

Directory

Name
Title
Phone
Office
Carmen Bustos-WorksAssociate Vice President Academic Programs707.826.3722Siemens Hall 216
Taylor SorrelsAdministrative Support Assistant707.826.5085Siemens Hall 216
Terri FisherGraduate Studies Specialist707.826.5194Siemens Hall 217A
Bella GraySenior Curriculum Analyst707.826.4193Siemens Hall 218
Kathy ThornhillDirector of Academic & Career Advising Center and Center for Community Based Learning707.826.4582Library 026A
Mark WicklundAssociate Director of Academic Assessment707.826.5337Siemens Hall 209

Academic Programs

Academic and Career Advising Center

Academic & Career Advising Center

ACAC's advisors help students connect their campus experience to future careers all while guiding them through timely degree completion.

Academic Assessment

Academic Assessment

Through assessment and program review, faculty reflect on successes and challenges and set actionable, measurable goals for improvement. These processes help to ensure the quality, meaning, and integrity of a Cal Poly Humboldt degree.

Center for Community Based Learning

Center for Community Based Learning

The CCBL promotes and supports learning and reciprocal connections among students, faculty, and community members through academic coursework integrated with community partnerships.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Curriculum evaluates and responds to assigned course and degree change proposals using specific decision making criteria and university policy.

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Graduate Students are supported by many faculty and staff across campus, most notably, their academic departments and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Retention through Academic Mentoring Program

General Tutoring

RAMP serves all first time freshmen through general and/or 1:1 mentoring meetings, events, and collaborations with other units on campus.