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Provost's Office News & Events

Provost's Office News & Events

  •  Task Force on the Evaluation of Teaching

    Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012

    In fall 2011, in consultation with the University Coordinating Committee, Provost Jacobs convened a Task Force on the Evaluation of Teaching. The Task Force was asked to recommend a flexible set of guidelines for evaluating effective teaching at Santa Clara University. The charge to the Task Force specified that the guidelines would describe successful practices for collecting and analyzing evidence in support of a balanced assessment of a faculty member’s contributions to teaching and learning. 

    Dennis Moberg, Professor of Management, chaired the Task Force. Other members included Eileen Elrod, English and Women’s and Gender Studies; Shoba Krishnan, Electrical Engineering; Lawrence Nelson, Philosophy; Laurie Poe, Mathematics and Computer Science; and Bradley Joondeph, Law.
       
    The Task Force submitted its report and recommendations in June 2012. The full report, with appendices, can be found at http://www.scu.edu/provost/office/committees/University-Taskforces.cfm (Novell logon and password are required).
     
    Provost Jacobs thanks members of the Task Force for their fine work, thoughtful analysis and recommendations.
  •  New Dean Appointed for the Jesuit School of Theology

    Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012

    Fr. Thomas Massaro, S.J., has been appointed Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology. His term will begin July 2, 2012.

    He comes to Santa Clara with 15 years of experience as a teacher, scholar, and administrator in theological education at Boston College and the Weston School of Theology. Fr. Massaro completed a Ph.D. at Emory University, a STL and MDiv at the Weston School of Theology, and a MA at Fordham University.

    A highly sought-after presenter, he writes on topics of Moral Theology, Catholic Social Teaching, and Welfare Reform. Fr. Massaro is an energetic leader with a deep commitment to the success of the global mission of the Society of Jesus to educate “men and women for others.”

  •  Board of Trustees Approves New Degree Program and Department

    Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2012

    At its meeting on 6/1/12, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new degree, a Master of Science (MS) degree in BioEngineering, and an academic department of BioEngineering.

    The Board acted on the recommendation of the University's Academic Affairs Committee which recommended that the MS degree become effective for the cohort entering the University in summer/fall 2012. Provost Jacobs thanks Yuling Yan for her work in developing an excellent proposal for the new degree. For their careful review of the proposal the Provost also thanks the Dean's Offices in the School of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, and the members of the Academic Affairs Committee: Phyllis Brown, Elsa Chen (chair), Steve Chiappari, Dave Feldman, Robert Henderschott, Pat Hoggard, Katrina Jaber (student representative), Diane Jonte-Pace, and Jeff Zorn.