Content Tagged with: Thomas Smith

Pandemic hasn't deterred UCR applicants; new record is set

Defying pandemic-influenced predictions and national trends, the University of California, Riverside has posted record freshman applications for fall 2021. A total of 52,263 applications were received for the fall 2021 freshman class. That represents an increase over the previous record of 49,252 for fall 2020. It follows the trend of...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021

On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Winter quarter will be mostly remote again

In communications sent Oct. 23 and Nov. 30, UCR laid out instructional plans for its winter quarter, which will look much like fall quarter. Fifty courses have been approved for in-class instruction in winter quarter. All will offer students the option of remote instruction. “This represents only 2-to-3 % of...

By UCR News | | University

GSOE dean is interim provost and executive vice chancellor

UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced today the appointment of Thomas M. Smith as interim provost and executive vice chancellor, pending approval by UC President Janet Napolitano. Smith, who previously served as interim vice chancellor for student affairs during 2018, joined UCR in September 2014 as dean of the...

By UCR News | | University

Training the next generation of special education teachers

A UC Riverside Graduate School of Education program enables students to earn debt-free master’s degrees

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Full-campus effort invigorates transfer student recruitment

Early 2017 was a nervous time on the UC Riverside campus. In 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown negotiated with the University of California system a target of enrolling one new transfer student for every two new freshmen enrolled. By spring 2017, the governor put teeth in the mandate: he would...

By J.D. Warren | | University

AP readiness program expands to San Bernardino County

A proven success, the program will broaden its reach to serve even more Inland Empire high schoolers and their teachers beginning in fall 2018

By Tess Eyrich | | University

Book co-authored by GSOE dean tackles need to improve math education

If you think you're not a "math person," you might want to consider why

Pioneering a pathway to success for STEM teachers

Collaboration between UCR and Riverside Unified School District yields scholarship fund, job placements for newly minted STEM teachers

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education