About the Division


Welcome to the Division of Academic Planning!

Our mission is to facilitate excellence in research and education at UC Berkeley. We oversee the overall academic direction of the university, steward space in university facilities, and facilitate strategic international partnerships. In fulfilling these goals, we collaborate closely with the schools, colleges, departments, and organizations across the campus, looking for synergies across organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and supporting the growth and development of emerging academic disciplines.

Supporting these efforts is a team of professional staff dedicated to Berkeley's goals of public service, access and excellence. Our team brings together expertise and institutional data pertaining to Academic Program ReviewsCampus Space Planning, Global Engagement, the Berkeley International Office, Interdisciplinary Initiatives, as well as academic and strategic planning.  In doing so, we contribute a holistic and analytical view of UC Berkeley’s academic environment.

I invite you to navigate our newly redesigned website. Here you will find descriptions of our programs and services, an overview of the communities we support and the committees that inform our work, our main initiatives, as well as a range of tools, data, and information to help you with your academic planning activities. 

Please contact us if you have questions or would like to explore new opportunities with us.


Lisa Alvarez-Cohen