ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
November 8, 2013
We would like to remind you that you can still get involved in the campus Education Initiative. The aim of the Education Initiative is to look at ways that UC San Diego can adapt the current best global thinking about educational strategies to further support the intellectual, academic, cognitive, and social development of our undergraduate and graduate students, and to give faculty access to the latest research on learning and teaching that they can then incorporate into their courses.
The Education Initiative Working Group chaired by Barbara Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Dean of Undergraduate Education, and Kim Barrett, Dean of Graduate Studies, was established in September 2012. The 2012-13 Leadership Team included Barbara Sawrey (co-chair), Kim Barrett (co-chair), Gabriele Wienhausen, Jeanne Ferrante, Steven Adler, Beth Simon, Kathleen D. Johnson, and Marina Hayden. Alan Houston, Jeff Elman, and Amy Binder have joined the team for 2013-14. More than 150 faculty and staff have participated in the activities of the Education Initiative, and are on the mailing list. We would welcome your addition.
Our work continues this year through our various committees, and we welcome all to participate. If you have not yet expressed your interest, here are two ways to be involved:
* Join one or both of the reconfigured committees in Engaged Learning and Engaged Teaching described in the Education Initiative webpage at: http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/ug-ed/education-initiative.html.
* Sign-up for our email list to receive updates throughout the year
To join a committee, be added to the email list, or for any other questions, please contact Marina Hayden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about where we stand and how we will be moving forward can be found on the Education Initiative webpage under Action Plan. If you know anyone who would be interested in learning more about the Education Initiative, please send them our way.