Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses for recommendation 56

Recommendation 56
Department Landscape Architecture
Consensus Opinion 16 out of 16 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation • The recommendation correctly identifies the need for faculty within the landscape architecture program. Based on the rapid and recent increase in student FTEs and the steady loss of full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty that has occurred since the data was collected for the P & R process, the department requires enhanced funding.
• The Department of Landscape Architecture agrees with the committee that the department has the potential to sustain a much greater leadership role across the University. The department embraces the suggestion by the P&R report of cross-disciplinary activities. Our current associations that have been cultivated for many years with Architecture, Planning, LCRS, GIS, Art are poised for further development and growth. These relationships are appropriately positioned to facilitate an effective leadership role across the university. The Department of Landscape Architecture believes that we should build on what we are doing well including building upon existing relationships of evolving environmental issues as opposed to constructing a new structure that disassembles 50 years of progress. In taking a leadership role, with enhanced funding as supported by trends, the department would be positioned to assume a larger leadership role across campus. We believe that the proposed alliances do not build upon the direction and reputation of the department and its mission of sustainable design and “regenerating Los Angeles.” It is in the best interest of our students and our program to maintain our current associations within the College of ENV and not move to a College of Agricultural, Natural, and Environmental Sciences.
• The P&R report authors misinterpreted data provided
. We have a strong and clear mission of “regenerating Los Angeles.” This mission centers on sustainable design of the built environment and is underpinned by our current alliances. Our department’s mission is not enhanced by the proposed new alliances.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

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