The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) works in partnership with the academic colleges in the development, review and enhancement of the undergraduate programs to assist faculty to provide outstanding undergraduate education for students. The members of the UGS team work with faculty to establish and administer academic policies, assist with undergraduate curriculum development and review, and support proposals for new and revised programs and courses through the various approval processes. In addition to assisting with the academic programs offered by the colleges, Undergraduate Studies offers a number of academic programs:
Undergraduate Studies provides strong set of Student Success programs designed to make it more likely that students will successfully navigate the complexities of the transition to college and the baccalaureate experience. (It integrates academic endeavors with meaningful experiences within myriad student development programs.) Together, they aim to provide coordinated opportunities for students to develop their identities and intellectual competencies for successful careers and lifelong learning. Those services include:
The Common Reading Experience (CRE) is designed to provide USF students with a common intellectual experience to generate discussion, promote critical thinking, and instill a sense of community among students, faculty/staff, and alumni.
The CRE is a new initiative that the Office of Undergraduate Studies launched in cooperation with Student Affairs for academic year 2013-2014. With the slogan of "One Book - Global Connections," the goal is to involve students, faculty and the University community in a lively discussion about important world issues connected to a common reading.
Freshmen students will have the course integrated into their Freshman composition and University Experience courses. Other faculty teaching in both undergraduate and graduate courses are making plans to include parts of the book into their coursework. A series of events are being developed by various offices, such as New Student Connections, Housing & Residential Education, Faculty Fellows, and Parent & Family Programs.
Last Updated >December 19, 2013