The Office of Instructional Development (OID) Academic Review Committee was asked to create a vision for OID that will speak to the 21st century teaching and learning needs of the campus and to consider how best to redefine the current office in order to meet the educational challenges of the coming decades.
A working group identified obstacles that are hampering students’ progress towards a bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis on the achievement gap among groups of students, and made recommendations that could have early beneficial impacts on student success.
Huron Consulting Group conducted an assessment to increase the Graduate Division’s effectiveness and efficiency and provided recommendations that will improve the division’s service to the graduate education community.
In a time of diminished state support, self-supporting programs are an increasingly important source of revenue. The Non-Traditional and Self-Supporting Degree Program Task Force was asked to provide recommendations to ensure that deans and faculty can move expeditiously and balance academic and financial concerns.
The Humanities Task Force was charged with considering the future of the humanities at UCLA, both financial and intellectual. Recommendations include: Consolidation of several programs and departments, establishment of a Humanities Institute, and creation of a Language Center.
The Neuroscience Task Force was charged with setting a course for the development of the neurosciences at UCLA by conducting a review and developing a strategic plan. Early in 2011, the chancellor and EVCP established a Neuroscience Implementation Committee to carry out many of the recommendations in the plan.