Curriculum and Unit Requirements
Email Message to the Council for Undergraduate Education (November 1, 2013)
cc: General Campus Department Chairs and Academic Business Officers
Subject: Study of Curriculum and Unit Requirements for Undergraduates
As you know, UC San Diego is undergoing a study of curriculum and unit requirements for undergraduates http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/_files/uged/Study_of_Curriculum_and_Unit_Requirements_UgEd.pdf . All departments, undergraduate programs, and colleges have been asked to re-examine unit requirements for general education, lower- and upper-division requirements for majors, and prerequisites and course content, to streamline unit requirements, ultimately allowing students to graduate in a timely manner.
Faculty in departments, undergraduate programs, and colleges have been asked to begin this process. I would like to meet with faculty, education committees, or attend faculty meetings, if it would be helpful to discuss possible approaches and best practices for curricular review. In order to be sure that you have all the information you need, and that we hear of any concerns or roadblocks you face, we would appreciate receiving by December 13, 2013 a brief update describing your plans and progress.
Thanks in advance.
Barbara A. Sawrey
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and
Dean of Undergraduate Education
- Copy of Major Crs Requirements Sept 2013 – By Division
- Department and Program Time-To-Degree Report Sept 2013 – By Division
- UC San Diego Learning Objectives by Department, Program, College
- Final Registration Reports (Official Third-Week Statistics)
- Registered students by department and major: undergraduates (REPORT: RHRDUN02_F)
- Registered students by department and major: includes double and triple majors (REPORT: RHRDUN05_T)
- Academic Affairs Resource Profiles, choose Report Type: Expanded, See Undergraduate Student Measures
- Retention and Graduation Rates: First time Freshmen by Major Field of Study (report pages 10-11)
- Retention and Graduation Rates: Community College Transfers by Major Field of Study (report pages 28-29)