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1 1 Fall 2005 Convocation Eduardo M. Ochoa Provost

2 2 New Full Time Faculty Name, Department, Degree Dr. Kirsten Ely, Accounting, University of Chicago Dr. Greg Sarris, Arts and Humanities, Stanford University Dr. Michael Cohen, Biology, UC Davis Dr. Ronald Lopez, Chicano & Latino Studies, UC Berkeley Dr. Kelly Estrada, Curriculum Studies & Secondary Education, UCLA Dr. Jerrell Richer, Economics, UC Santa Barbara Mr. Michael Visser, Economics, University of Oregon Dr. Jennifer Mahdavi, Educational Leadership & Special Education, UC Riverside

3 3 New Full Time Faculty (II) Name, Department, Degree Dr. Jingxian Wu, Engineering Science, University of Missouri- Columbia Dr. Catherine Kroll, English, UC Berkeley Dr. Chingling Wo, English, SUNY Stony Brook Dr. Michael Santos, Finance, Boston College Dr. Michaela Grobbel, German, UCLA Dr. Ashwin Gumaste, Engineering Science, University of Texas-Dallas Dr. Benjamin Frymer, Hutchins, UCLA Ms. Erin Bower, Library, Simmons College Dr. Charles Elster, Literacy Studies & Elementary Education, UC Berkeley

4 4 New Full Time Faculty (III) Name, Department, Degree Dr. Peter Hoffman-Kipp, Literacy Studies & Elementary Education, UCLA Dr. Richard Campbell, Jr., Marketing, University of Oregon Ms. Mary Ellen Wilkosz, Nursing, Sonoma State University Dr. Ada Jaarsma, Philosophy, Purdue University Dr. Teresa Ciabattari, Sociology, University of Washington Mr. James J. Dean, Sociology, SUNY-Albany Dr. Andrew Roth, Sociology, UCLA Dr. Tania de Miguel Magro, Spanish, SUNY-Stony Brook

5 Priorities Academic Strategic Planning Reform Of The General Education Curriculum Campus Diversity Development Of Non-state Sources Of Support For Academic Excellence

6 6 WASC Visit Issues Aligning priorities with mission (i.e., planning) Assessment of educational effectiveness Reform of the GE curriculum and developing the distinctiveness of an SSU education Institutional commitment to sustained follow-up

7 7 Current Issues University-wide planning in support of the academic mission Assessment and continuous improvement of our educational effectiveness in academic programs, retention, and graduation Developing the unique character of an SSU education, including the roles of GE and the major Enhancing diversity among our faculty, students, and academic programs

8 8 Current Initiatives University Strategic Planning Committee –Ten Key Issues for Campus Comment Accreditation Review Steering Committee –Draft Institutional Proposal for Campus Comment Green Music Center –GMC Advisory Board (external) –GMC Academic Advisory Council (internal) –Joint Visioning Committee

9 9 The Nature of the SSU Baccalaureate A campus-wide conversation The National Consensus (AAC&U) –Greater Expectations (www.greaterexpectations.org)www.greaterexpectations.org –Taking Responsibility for the Quality of the Baccalaureate

10 10 Broad Framework for Academic Renewal a focus on expected learning outcomes; coherent organization of the educational experience; widespread use of active and collaborative instructional methods; assessment of students’ progress and success in learning.

11 11 The Major A set of educational goals that guide the operation of the program An engaging beginning that provides insight into the ways scholars in that field think and create knowledge A middle that is purposeful and leads to cumulative and deeper learning A culminating experience in which students integrate their learning and produce a significant piece of intellectual work A major that functions as a “learning community”

12 12 The General Education Program Purposeful. Clear rationale and explicit educational goals Coherent. The various components fit together and mutually reinforce each other Engaging. Students are invited into an inquiry of subjects that matter to them and stimulate their curiosity to learn Rigorous. Students are challenged and rewarded for learning difficult material Extends throughout all four years. Students master more advanced content and sophisticated skills Has good leadership from the faculty and administration Is a corporate responsibility of the faculty Enjoys sufficient resources to achieve its purposes

13 13 Common Threads of Quality Programs Intentionality in overall program design Faculty leadership and engagement in forming collective consensus Consensus guides detailed curriculum design

14 14 A Campus Conversation On the Nature of the SSU Baccalaureate With Faculty Leadership and Engagement With End-of-Year Outcomes as an Informed Basis for Future Curriculum Reform

15 15 HAVE A GREAT YEAR!


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