Current Status Report - September 2011
Text in red denotes new activity since previous status report.

Develop new strategies for supporting and implementing the Brown curriculum

Action Taken

  • Undertook review of the Office of the Dean of the College by external consultants in fall of 2006 to make recommendations for improvement in organization, programs, and outreach to faculty and students
  • Reorganized to create new position of Associate Dean of the College for upper-class studies
  • Reorganized to create new position of Associate Dean for Curriculum to work with faculty and oversee all curricular support programs in the Office of the Dean of the College
  • Established Task Force on Undergraduate Education to review the College curriculum and make recommendations about ways to improve our total undergraduate program
  • Established a committee on science education to make recommendations for changes in science curriculum and opportunities for scientific research
  • Formed working group on writing to examine and implement changes to Brown’s writing requirement
  • Launched and completed searches for other new positions in the Office of the Dean of the College: Deputy Dean of the College; Assistant Dean of the College for Diversity; Associate, and Assistant Dean of the College for First-Year and Sophomore Studies
  • Received recommendations from Committee on Science Education to improve advising for science concentrators and to increase funding available for undergraduate research
  • Issued the final report from the Task Force on Undergraduate Education that helped inform major Phase II objectives related to improvements in the curriculum
  • Worked with science faculty, associate provost for space and planning, and the library to develop a new center of science teaching and advising at Brown
  • Reorganized to create a new position of Director of Science Center Outreach/Associate Dean of the College

  • See Phase II for other recent actions that support this objective

Action Needed

Responsible

  • Provost
  • Dean of the College

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