The L&S Colloquia on Undergraduate Education bring together leaders from UC and other top academic institutions to discuss overarching issues affecting undergraduate education. This program is currently on hiatus. For more information contact Alix Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-8378.
Fall 2011 Colloquium
The Virtual University: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, November 16, 3:30-5:00pm
106 Stanley Hall
In recent years the rise of on-line communications has transformed university life, reshaping everything from staff communications to classroom instruction. This fall's Colloquium explores the rise of on-line education and its implications for the undergraduate experience at Berkeley and beyond. Do on-line approaches and resources herald a more interactive and flexible approach to instruction, advising, and other aspects of undergraduate life? Do they, in contrast, threaten face-to-face interactions and undermine personal contacts among students, faculty and staff? Is the rise of on-line education inevitable, and how will it evolve over the coming years? The Colloquium will discuss these questions and more, and we invite all members of the campus community to join us.
Fall 2010 Colloquium
Learning to Change the World: Student Activism and Student Learning
Thursday, November 4, 2010
A special edition of the annual L&S Colloquium on Undergraduate Education focused on the topic of student activism. A panel of student, faculty and staff experts discuss the ways in which student activism intersects with, enriches and reinforces the intellectual and academic experience of undergraduate student at U.C. Berkeley.
Fall 2009 Colloquium
What Is the Future of Science Education?
Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
A distinguished panel of science and education experts exchanged opinions on the best ways to motivate and engage students to learn math and science in today's high-tech world. The participants were Paul Kelter, professor of education at Northern Illinois University; Richard Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley; and Deborah Nolan, professor of statistics at UC Berkeley
Spring 2009 Colloquium
The Wonder Years: Reflections on the Undergraduate Experience at Berkeley
April 21, Dwinelle Hall
Dean Tyler Stovall of the Undergraduate Division led a discussion of the undergraduate experience at Berkeley — its opportunities, challenges, and prospects for the future.
The event included commentaries from students, staff and faculty representatives. Speakers also included Professor Karl A. Britto, French and Comparative Literature; Assistant Vice Chancellor Barbara Gross Davis, Equity and Inclusion; and Academic Affairs Vice President Carlo De La Cruz, Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley. Read more
Previous Years' Colloquia:
- What Could I Have Done? Faculty, Staff and Students in Distress, April 16, 2008
- The Transfer Student Experience, Nov 2, 2007
- Take My Advice, Please! Academic Advising at Cal, Sept. 19, 2007
- Engaging the Disengaged
- Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's vision and priorities for undergraduate education, October 17, 2005.
- L&S Colloquium Tackles Grades and Grading Philosophies,November 22, 2004.
- College of Letters and Science Distinguished Faculty Awards: Advising and Research Mentoring, April 26, 2004.
- Dean Holub on "Education and Obligations", February 5, 2004.
- L&S Colloquium Highlights Accreditation Process, November 10, 2003.
- Seven L&S Faculty Honored for Distinguished Advising and Research Mentoring, September23, 2003.
- Liberal Arts: Dead or Alive? April 30, 2003.
- Faculty/Student Interaction, February 20, 2003.
- The Sophomore Experience, November 20, 2002.
- Changes are coming to the College of Letters and Science! April 23, 2002.
- 2000-2001 Awardees for Distinguished Research Mentoring of Undergraduates, December 6, 2001.
- An Update from the Strategic Planning Committee, May 1, 2001.
- Vice Provost Christina Maslach Shares Her Vision for Undergraduate Education, February 20, 2001.
- How Will Tidal Wave II Affect Undergraduate Education? December 3, 2000.
- A presentation on the report and recommendations of the Commission on Undergraduate Education, October 6, 2000.
For more information on upcoming or past programs, contact James Dudek, (510) 643-0727.