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.
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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.