Academic preparation

Head Start makes a difference for disadvantaged kids

Children with little academic stimulation in the home stand to benefit most from the program.
Irma Ortiz

One student’s rise to the top

First-generation collegian seizes opportunities to move into graduate research in agriculture.
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Higher ed leaders aim to reinvigorate Master Plan

UC, CSU, community college heads share strategies to improve educational access for new generation of Californians.
President Napolitano speaking to two students at Oakland Tech

President urges students to aim for college

University president spreads the message about access, affordability and college aspiration to Oakland students eyeing higher education.

Undergrad research opportunities address social issues

More than half of all UC undergrads work on research projects while at UC, an experience that can be transformative.
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Pre-college academy gives students a leg up

Summer programs throughout the UC system target future collegians in disadvantaged communities.

UC proposes plan to grow online curriculum

UC undergraduates would have dozens of new online courses to choose from over the next few years under an initiative proposed by UC leaders.

Online education seen as key part of curriculum

Course catalog could comprise as much as 11 percent of undergrad curriculum over the next five years.

Online ed aims to meet undergrads' needs

Report highlights development of for-credit courses as part of the undergraduate curriculum.

Online program gains momentum

UC Online transcends the classroom environment with additional courses available to UC and non-UC students.