Current Status Report - September 2011
Text in red denotes new activity since previous status report.

Leverage resources by connecting existing centers and institutes more closely to academic departments and programs

Action Taken

  • Received approval from faculty and Corporation for a new graduate program in urban education policy connecting Department of Education, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and the Education Alliance
  • Authorized joint faculty appointments with the Watson Institute and appropriate academic departments; two such appointments have been made
  • Appointed Professor Kenneth Wong as director of the urban education policy program
  • Provided multiyear funding for, and appointed Professor Philip Gould as director of the American Seminar, which will sponsor an ongoing visiting lecture series and seminars for faculty and students from the John Nicholas Brown Center, English, history, American civilization, and other departments and programs

Action Needed

  • Implementation of the urban education program
  • Identification of other, similar ideas
  • Continue planning for joint Watson appointments


  • Provost
  • Dean of Faculty

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