Transforming Education

Leading Undergraduate Education in a Time of Change

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.

Phil Kass - Teaching Matters A Lot

Philip H. Kass, the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, takes a dive into explaining the importance of teaching. In the video, Kass discusses the effects that teaching have on students, ways to be recognized for outstanding teaching, and much more.

Janine Wilson, Economic Development

Wilson’s course is an upper-division elective in the economics major, which means large classes with students at a variety of preparation levels. The hybrid format lets students watch the lectures as many times as necessary. Videos incorporate the Learning Glass, a tool that allows her to illustrate her points on a board while facing the class -- improving the delivery mode of the traditional whiteboard/blackboard while preserving the lecture for future viewing.

Claudia Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Spanish for Travelers

To free up classroom time for dialog, Sánchez-Gutiérrez created videos to teach vocabulary and grammar for home study. The videos use vividly designed scenarios and puppets to create engaging dialogs for travelers, such as “In the Taxi” and “At the Market.”