This message was sent to campus staff and students on April 1, 2016.

Dear Staff and Students,

We want to share with you an update on our academic realignment initiative, which we recently communicated to faculty. 

Academic realignment is one of the strategic initiatives the campus is pursuing in order to position Berkeley for continued academic excellence in the face of our new budget realities. This initiative seeks to ensure that our academic organization is the one that will best support excellence in our research and education programs in the decades to come. 

We appreciate that so many of you are interested in how this important initiative is developing. If you would like to learn more about its objectives, recent developments, and the options we will be exploring with the deans and faculty in the months to come, please read the complete update.

There will be opportunities for student, staff, and faculty engagement. We welcome your thoughts and input; if you are interested in participating please visit the website of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for more information.