Purpose & Mission

The Office of Academic Programs is a division of staff, faculty and students working together as advocates to support student retention, graduation and learning.

We oversee and provide support for changes to academic program curriculum and campus-wide academic policies, we encourage the continuous improvement of academic programs through self-study, assessment and the use of evidence to inform decision making, and we promote student learning and equitable classroom experiences through by supporting professional development and inclusive pedagogical practices.

As a member of the California State University System, HSU has committed to increasing its retention and graduation rates across all student populations as a part of the Graduation Initiative 2025 by pledging to eliminate all opportunity and access gaps and drastically improve retention and graduation rates. The Office of Academic Programs is one of the primary areas on campus accountable for supporting the work to accomplish these goals.  We provide pathways for coordination among the academic colleges and student support programs to help foster collective impact in improving student success on our campus.