A new initiative aimed at addressing the impacts of California’s carceral system – both on our campus and throughout the state and the nation–launches this month. Beyond the Barriers supports students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by the carceral system: those who have had an immediate family member incarcerated, arrested, or detained, or have been themselves. The initiative also fosters research on California’s carceral system, and offers educational resources.
Cynthia Carter Ching on becoming interim Vice Provost and Dean, confronting institutional racism, and remote learning
Cynthia Carter Ching, professor in the school of education, was appointed interim vice provost and dean for Undergraduate Education on July 15, 2020. She was associate dean for academic programs in the School of Education from 2015-2020 and faculty director of the education minor from 2008-2013. She has taught at UC Davis since 2007.
On a late summer afternoon, 13 students are gathered around a seminar table waiting for class to start, buzzing with the kind of noisy chatter and laughter you find in a class where the students are comfortable and enjoy each other’s company.
Some students will experience academic difficulty during their time at UC Davis. If you are struggling and your grades are being affected, it can impact your academic standing when the quarter ends. It is important to work with an academic advisor at the first sign(s) of challenges to maximize your options to get back on the right track.