Academic planning council

IRAP supports the Academic Planning Council (APC), a joint Academic Senate and UC Administration committee that addresses planning issues and considers policies related to the University’s academic mission.

APC efforts include work on:

  • Planning principles for the Long Range Enrollment Plan
  • Approaches to estimate the cost of instruction
  • Performance indicators reported to the State
  • Update and revision of system-level program review processes outlined in the Compendium
  • UC policies related to the academic mission including Self-Supporting Graduate Professional Degree Programs, Open Access (publication of scholarly works), and International Activities

Academic Planning Council Roster, 2023-24


  • APC Chair: Katherine S. Newman, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • APC Vice Chair: James Steintrager, Chair, Academic Council

Academic Senate

  • Steven Cheung, Vice Chair, Academic Council
  • Dean Tantillo, CCGA, UC Davis
  • Stefano Profumo, UCAP, UC Santa Cruz
  • Melanie Cocco, UCEP, UC Irvine
  • Cynthia Schumann, UCORP, UC Davis
  • Donald Senear, UCPB, UC Irvine
  • Sang-Hee Lee, Division Chair, UC Riverside
  • Maximilian Auffhammer, Division Chair, UC Berkeley


  • Gillian Wilson, Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development, UC Merced
  • Kurt Schnier, Vice Chancellor and Provost, Academic Planning and Budget, UC Merced
  • Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Graduate Dean, UC Berkeley
  • Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Division, UCLA
  • Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UC Santa Barbara
  • Elizabeth H. Simmons, Executive Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego
  • Cain Diaz, Interim Associate Vice President, Budget Analysis & Planning, UCOP
  • Douglas Haynes, Vice Provost, Academic Personnel, UCOP


  • Tori Porter, Graduate Student, UC Riverside
  • Annie Koruga, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley


  • Pamela Brown, Vice President, Institutional Research and Academic Planning
  • Monica Lin, Executive Director, Academic Senate
  • Todd Greenspan, Executive Advisor, Academic Planning
  • Ethan Savage, Planning and Policy Analyst - Academic Planning