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The Education Initiative was formally launched in Fall 2012 as a complement to UC San Diego’s research initiatives to explore and leverage current best global thinking about educational strategies.

The aim of the Education Initiative is to look at ways that UC San Diego can adapt the current best global thinking about educational strategies to further support the intellectual, academic, cognitive, and social development of our undergraduate and graduate students, and to give faculty access to the latest research on learning and teaching that they can then incorporate into their courses.

A direct outcome of the Education Initiative is the Teaching + Learning Commons. Learn more at commons.ucsd.edu.

Structure (2012-2014)

Leadership Team: The Leadership Team includes Barbara Sawrey (co-chair), Kim Barrett (co-chair), Gabriele Wienhausen, Jeanne Ferrante, Steven Adler, Beth Simon, Kathleen D. Johnson, and Marina Hayden. Alan Houston, Jeff Elman, and Amy Binder joined the Leadership Team for 2013-14.

2013–2014 Working Group: Membership List

2013–2014 Committees and Subcommittees:

  • Engaged Teaching
  • Engaged Learning
    • First-Year Transition Program
    • Experiential Learning Portal
    • Student Electronic Record System

2012–2013 Committees:

  • Engagement Inside the Classroom
  • Technology-Enhanced Education
  • Real World/Transferable Skills/Career Competencies
  • Co-Curricular and Out-of-Class Activities

For more information about this initiative or about how to get involved, contact Marina Hayden at mhayden@ucsd.edu.

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