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.
Chaired by the Hon. Carlos Moreno (Ret.), an independent review team conducted an assessment and presented recommendations to address issues regarding the university’s policies, procedures, and mechanisms for responding to incidents of perceived bias, discrimination, and intolerance involving faculty of color.
The Special Programs Task Force was charged with examining the future reporting structure for Summer Sessions, the International Education Office, UCDC, ROTC, and online education, and was asked to identify, if possible, any overriding principles of management or governance that can help determine how best to organize these efforts in the future.
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 Task Force on Interdisciplinary Reporting Lines was asked to consider organizational challenges related to interdisciplinary units, including Centers for Interdisciplinary Instruction, Interdepartmental Degree Programs, and others. The Task Force endorsed and developed a proposal to create a new position of dean of interdisciplinary studies.