About our graduate department listening tour

In October 2019, Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division is embarking on campuswide listening tour to engage all graduate departments at UC Berkeley.

Please visit this webpage for notes and documentation on our progress, as well as data about recurrent concerns and themes.

The conversations with each department will center around three key questions:

  1. What do you think is working in your graduate program(s)?

  2. What do you see as the greatest challenges your department is facing with regard to graduate education?

  3. What do you think Graduate Division’s role should be in order to support your department’s efforts?

Scheduled Dates:

  • October 7, 2019 – Arts & Humanities
  • October 25, 2019 – Comparative Literature
  • October 30, 2019 – Rhetoric
  • November 6, 2019 – History of Art
  • December 5, 2019 – Music
  • December 6, 2019 – Social Sciences
  • December 11, 2019 – French
  • December 12, 2019 – English
  • February 12, 2020 – Mechanical Engineering
  • February 13, 2020 – Social Welfare
  • February 26, 2020 – Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
  • March 4, 2020 – East Asian Languages & Cultures
  • March 10, 2020 – Materials Science & Engineering
  • April 10, 2020 – Film
  • April 13, 2020 – Geography
  • April 23, 2020 – Mathematics
  • September 28, 2020 – Linguistics
  • October 2, 2020 – Agriculture & Resource Economics
  • October 12, 2020 – Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • October 13, 2020 – Environmental Health Sciences
  • October 14, 2020 – Economics
  • November 2, 2020 – History
  • November 13, 2020 – Computational Biology
  • November 13, 2020 – Spanish & Portuguese
  • November 18, 2020 – Molecular & Cell Biology
  • November 19, 2020 – Earth & Planetary Science
  • December 1, 2020 – Health Policy
  • December 7, 2020 – Public Policy
  • December 8, 2020 – Plant & Microbial Biology
  • December 14, 2020 – Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology
  • February 3, 2021 – Energy & Resources Group
  • February 11, 2021 – Molecular Toxicology
  • February 16, 2021 – Integrative Biology
  • February 26, 2021 – Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
  • March 3, 2021 – Near Eastern Studies
  • March 16, 2021 – Biostatistics
  • March 18, 2021 – Business Administration
  • March 29, 2021 – Medical Anthropology
  • March 31, 2021 – Psychology
  • March 31, 2021 – Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • April 12, 2021 – Comparative Biochemistry
  • April 16, 2021 – Applied Science & Technology
  • April 19, 2021 – Epidemiology
  • April 19, 2021 – Bioengineering
  • April 20, 2021 – Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
  • May 3, 2021 – City & Regional Planning
  • May 3, 2021 – Development Practice
  • May 4, 2021 – Science & Mathematics Education
  • May 6, 2021 – Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology
  • May 12, 2021 – Education
  • June 15, 2021 – Endocrinology