At the conclusion of UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary year in 2011, our campus community was inspired with a renewed sense of pride in our tremendous achievements. Our golden milestone afforded us a valuable opportunity to celebrate our unique and enviable academic trajectory, one that we hope to emulate in the future. These celebratory times were quickly followed by the inevitable question, “so, what’s next?” Our campus had arrived at a pivotal moment, which became increasingly clear as myriad important conversations on campus began to converge. Meanwhile, following decades of enormous growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings, the campus had been dealt five years of severe state funding cuts, resulting in the erosion of our budgeted-to-actual faculty ratio and student-to-faculty ratio. It was time to look toward the future and determine how to rebuild in a thoughtful and strategic manner to ensure an equally remarkable next 50 years for UC San Diego. Thus, we commenced a strategic planning process.Continue reading
UC San Diego’s strategic planning process is still underway, yet the input gathered, and the emerging themes and goals, have already led campus leaders to identify and seize opportunities over the last several months.Continue reading
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How can UC San Diego better serve the San Diego and California community and economy?
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What you’re saying
We haven’t always been as transparent as we could be about what we offer to undergraduates. I see a great need for more interdisciplinary degree programs that students want that could serve them in the job market.
There is great enthusiasm among individuals on the faculty for building integrated education programs based on our research, but they have to be rewarded and incentivized for doing that as opposed to traditional publications and getting more research money.
One of the main reasons UC San Diego has trouble getting students locally, in comparison with San Diego State, is that UCSD is much more expensive. What are you doing to try to get more funds to help students bridge that gap? Locally targeted scholarships would help.
With communities of color, it’s all about consistency and building up trust. You can show up once or twice. But if you show up six, seven, eight times, you’re demonstrating that you are not just putting up a banner for one day.