|Thank you, Judi.
|I’d like to point
out that all our campuses have examples of ways they try to maximize the
advantages of being a research university to the benefit of undergraduates.
|In summing up this
can report the students' perspective on the impact of their undergraduate
education from their responses to our Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES
|Students at all
campuses were asked to look back and rate their own skills in a variety of
areas when they arrived at UC and then to rate themselves on those same
|70 to 75 percent of
seniors rate their skill level as “very good” or “expert” in writing,
critical thinking and understanding of culturally diverse viewpoints. 60 percent rate their research and
quantitative skills as at least very good.
Less than a third believed as incoming students that they had been
very good or expert in these areas.
Recall that these skills reflect those mentioned by Vice Provost Smith
as being goals of UCLA’s undergraduate education.
|I hope this gives
you an idea of how seriously we take undergraduate education. Are there