University of California, San Diego
May 9, 2001
SUBJECT: Associate Vice Chancellor - Undergraduate Education
I am pleased to announce the creation of the position Associate Vice Chancellor Undergraduate Education (AVC-UE). This is the result of broad consultation and endorsement by the Program Review Committee, the Academic Senate, and faculty from across the General Campus. Similar positions exist at virtually all of the other UC campuses. Given our expected growth, the AVC-UE will play a key role in UCSD's future.
Presently, numerous initiatives and programs are put forward to coordinate and improve undergraduate education, and they are handled on an ad hoc basis. Additional opportunities are simply passed up due to the absence of a central voice for undergraduate education. This lack of appropriate coordination will become a more serious issue as the campus continues to grow.
The Associate Vice Chancellor Undergraduate Education will help to fill this gap, providing leadership and promoting excellence and innovation in undergraduate education across colleges, divisions, schools and disciplines. The AVC-UE's responsibilities will include, for example:
Undergraduate enrollment management
I would very much appreciate your nominations (including self-nominations) of potential candidates for the position of AVC-UE. Please send suggestions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 23, 2001. I would like the appointment to start this summer.