The Year in Review The Heritage Continues: Initiatives
GSEP implemented a research initiative that will provide
$450,000 over the next three years to support new and ongoing faculty
research. A database of the in-house clinic will be funded to provide
data for scholarly activity
among faculty and also opportunities for doctoral students to work
with faculty in clinical research projects.
Seaver College began an initiative this year called "Greater
Expectations." This will include implementation of a new general
education curriculum all the way to the Phi Beta Kappa application.
A college honors program, led by Professor Dan Caldwell, will identify
and prepare students to win national and international scholarship
The School of Law entered into an exchange program with
the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, thereby expanding the offerings
in international law programs. Future programs are on the horizon
with the University
of Augsburg, Germany, and with Universidad Peruana de Ciencas Aplicadas,
in Lima, Peru.
The Graziadio School introduced an initiative to expand
global impact by adding programs in Brazil and Argentina. The school
now has a network of twenty-one partnerships with schools around
the world, providing Graziadio School students with even more opportunities
for international study.
$50,000 contribution was made by Paul Newman to the Christopher
Parkening Endowed Chair in Classical Guitar at Seaver College
recently. The gift came from the after-tax profits of Newman's Own,
the all-natural food company founded by Newman. The gift will help
provide scholarship funds to support the University's prestigious
classical guitar program led by Parkening, a distinguished professor
In 2002, the School of Law instituted a Master of Laws Degree
in Dispute Resolution for lawyers, and the first class graduated
in spring 2003. This is a terminal degree for lawyers and is taken
after receiving a juris doctorate. Another degree, the Master's
in Dispute Resolution, has been offered for several years and can
be taken before the J.D.
Seaver College announced the 2003 Awards for Teaching Excellence
in March. With the end of the Luckman Awards program in 2002, the
Center for Teaching Excellence initiated a similar program with
the same purpose:
to recognize and reward outstanding teaching. The program annually
provides five grants to faculty who have exemplified excellence
in teaching in the classroom, tutoring, and advising.