UCC Reports

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In November of 2014, over 200 Brandeis faculty and 750 undergraduates completed short online surveys about undergraduate writing.  Please click on the following two links to read summaries of both surveys, including representative comments.  The order of the survey questions has been rearranged in each summary to provide better narrative flow.

Both students and faculty have shared suggestions about how to develop undergraduate writing skills.  We hope that these surveys will begin a discussion in your department and across the university about the teaching of writing.  To access these surveys, click on the links below:

UCC Writing Survey of Faculty

UCC Writing Survey of Students

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The UCC oversees the undergraduate educational activities of the university. It reviews the educational and curricular activities of departments, programs and other academic units contributing to the educational mission of the university, as well as academic rules and regulations, and makes recommendations for action.

Members (2016-17)

Susan Birren Dean of Arts & Sciences Contact
Ulka Anjaria English Contact
Peter Kalb Fine Arts Contact
Kristen Mascall Chemistry Contact
Nidhiya Menon Economics Contact
Paul Miller Biology Contact
Ari Ofengenden Near Eastern & Judaic Studies   Contact
Michael Strand Sociology Contact
Staff (ex officio)
Mark Hewitt  Registrar Contact
Erika Smith
 Academic Services Contact
Elaine Wong  Dean of Arts and Sciences Contact
Matthew Chernick Graduate Student Contact
Jacob Edelman '18  Undergraduate Contact
Niranjana Warrier '17  Undergraduate Contact
Mona (Zimo) Yang '18   Undergraduate Contact

Tentative Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held on Fridays from 2:00-4:00 in Shapiro Campus Center, room 313.

Fall 2016


Spring 2017

September 16      January 27
September 30 February 10
October 14 March 3
October 28 March 17
November 11 March 31
December 2 April 7
April 28