Progress and Feedback

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 85 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 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

March 18, 2020 – Nuclear Engineering

April 8, 2020 – Classics

April 10, 2020 – Film

April 13, 2020 – Geography