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Impact x2 Qais

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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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With your help, students like Qais gain the skills they need to tell their story and give us a broader understanding of the world.

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Undergraduate Education

What are the main functions of the Office of Undergraduate Education?

  • Academic Planning, focused on Annual Academic Planning Self-Study
  • Academic Policies, formulation & review (Student Academic Life is lead office on implementation.)
  • Curriculum development, review, revision, discontinuation, and related publications (Includes undergraduate degree and certificate programs, minors, general education and intellectual foundations components of College Program, Honors and other special programs; cross-school and other joint academic initiatives; new and revised courses.)
  • Course Schedule/Classrooms/Enrollment Management (See separate listing for point person, Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Enrollment Services Daryl Healea)
  • Student Course Evaluations (also Assistant Dean for Curriculum & Enrollment Services)

Why contact this office?

  • You have an idea for a new academic program or revisions to an existing program, and need to consult about substance, design, or feasibility.
  • You have questions about the Academic Planning Self-Study.
  • You have business for Academic Policy Committee or divisional curriculum committees.
  • You need information or clarification about a University-level academic initiative.
  • You need to discuss appropriate amount of replacement teaching for faculty on leave.
  • You want to request grader support for heavily enrolled, assignment-intensive courses.