Our College is moving into a new period of promise that will bring improved levels of research vigor, teaching excellence, and public engagement to our students and to the citizens of our state and nation. Our progress is palpable. For instance, the new faculty appointment in educational neuroscience gives us an early and important foothold in an emerging field that will likely yield significant dividends for research and grants. The appointment of Professor Carol Donovan as the new Director of the Belser-Parton Center will reactivate the important work of helping children who struggle with reading. Professor Steve Thoma will be leading a new Center dedicated to the study of ethical development in the College. Read more
Student Opinions of Instruction course-evaluation surveys for run Nov. 17-Dec. 7. SOI allows students to confidentially rate their UA learning experiences and encourages feedback about their courses and instructors. Students can select either the standard or the mobile view of SOI. Confidential reports of survey results are provided to UA faculty and administrators after all grades are submitted. Student ratings are important in helping instructors improve their teaching and in helping the University evaluate courses and faculty.