Reshaping undergraduate education for the 21st century 

Co-led by interim EVCP Christ and Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Cathy Koshland

While often the heart and soul of a smaller college, the undergraduate experience can become secondary to graduate-level work and research at a major university. In alignment with Chancellor Dirks’ priorities, interim EVCP Christ is working to assert the importance of the undergraduate experience at Berkeley and the need to invest in preparing the next generation of students for life, work, and citizenship in a globalized world.

To accomplish this, interim EVCP Christ and Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Cathy Koshland are leading an initiative designed to make Berkeley the premier destination for the most talented undergraduates. This effort will manifest through curricular innovations such as the introduction of a core set of competencies and dispositions which a Berkeley education should intend to cultivate, the strengthening of a co-curricular collegiate experience intended to promote community and belonging, and investment in academic programs and resources to help students better navigate and take advantage of the university’s offerings. More information can be found on the Undergraduate Initiative web site.