|Being designated by
the Master Plan as the stateís public research university means our faculty
members both deliver knowledge through teaching, and create it as well
through research.†† Our undergraduates
have daily access to some of the finest intellectual minds, both in and
outside of the classroom.
|The Master Plan also
gives UC the responsibility of offering degrees from the baccalaureate
through the doctorate.† This provides
our undergraduates an opportunity to work directly with graduate students Ė
many of whom themselves are the next generation of faculty.† The educational interactions with these
role models inspire many undergraduates to pursue graduate degrees.
|Finally, the Master
Plan provides access to higher education for all California high school
graduates, with UC taking the top 12.5 percent, plus highly qualified
transfer students.†† Consequently, our
undergraduates are in the company of the highest-achieving students in the
State of California -- students who are motivated to push the intellectual
envelope.† They literally are every
teacherís dream:† their motivation to
learn inspires the UC faculty to create learning experiences that constantly
challenge studentsí abilities.