- December 15, 2014
By Herbert Lee, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs — How does the campus assure that graduating students have actually learned what faculty think they should have learned while at UC Santa Cruz?
- December 08, 2014
By Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services — Optimizing operations within an organization as large as the University of California can seem like a daunting task.
- December 01, 2014
By Alma Sifuentes, Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Life and Dean of Students — As we approach this very busy season, I want to remind you to take care of your physical and mental health, and offer some tips on managing stress.
- November 17, 2014
By Richard Hughey, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education — The Fall 2014 frosh class is, as everyone knows, particularly large. How did this happen, who are our new students, and how are we facilitating their success?
- November 10, 2014
By Tyrus Miller, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Studies — Graduate education is a defining part of our mission as a UC campus. UC is distinctive from other California state schools for its research and graduate dimension, especially its PhD programs.
- October 27, 2014
By Paul Koch, Dean, Division of Physical and Biological Sciences — We're in the midst of a seemingly endless conversation about "the value of higher education" and the role of top research universities like UC Santa Cruz. Should we pursue knowledge for its own sake? Or should we focus on creating "useful" knowledge and informed, clear-headed graduates? The answer is that we must do both.
- October 20, 2014
By Keith Brant, Vice Chancellor, University Relations — A year ago this week, we launched the public phase of The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz, the first comprehensive effort to raise the stakes in private support for the campus. The first year was a rousing success. In the fiscal year ending in June, the campus raised a record $50 million in new gifts, pledges, and planned gifts, pushing the campaign total past the $180 million mark and closer to the $300 million goal.
- October 10, 2014
By Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services — Water conservation has long been an important part of environmental stewardship at UC Santa Cruz. Today, the campus uses about 178 million gallons of water annually; scarcely more water than the 170 million gallons we used 20 years ago, despite having nearly 7,000 more students.
- October 06, 2014
By Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor — During the past academic year, the campus engaged in a strategic planning process titled Envision UCSC. That process, involving more than 1,000 stakeholders, was designed to identify our most critical priorities for the next few years.
- September 30, 2014
By Chancellor George Blumenthal — Welcome to Tuesday Newsday! This new weekly email will showcase top news about the campus and the media coverage we're receiving, messages from campus leaders, and "news you can use" for faculty, staff, and students. You'll find it in your inbox every Tuesday.