The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education is the campus’s lead administrator for undergraduate student academic success. She works with the associate deans in the colleges to make sure students have sufficient courses and excellent academic advising and the academic senate to help new undergraduate degree programs emerge and existing ones to stay strong.
Is the university doing anything to make tutoring services more available to students on campus?
Carolyn: A committee met last year to discuss what the most important changes would be to campus if we wanted to help all of our students enjoy better academic success. One of the top answers was enhancing tutoring services. A committee is meeting, starting next month, to help our campus expand help for writing as well as other STEM courses (like chemistry and math).
Q:Can we create a webpage for personal peer to peer tutoring help on campus? Like a space for students to offer tutoring to other students via a web-page housed and facilitated by UC Davis. I see paper postings on boards with numbers and subjects... I also see post for books... I imagine a 'craigslist' like functionality that students can use to post tutoring services, books for sale…
What is UC Davis doing to improve advising for students?
We are always improving our training programs for academic advisors. UC Davis has a wonderful program where experienced advisors—and student affairs experts—teach other advisors important skills so they can best support our students. They learn about our technology systems, best practices in working with students, and how to work with students from many cultural backgrounds. And all advisors complete it—so that’s a real sign of how much our advisors care about doing their best to serve our Aggies.