Academic Human Resources

August 10, 2018

By Elani Zissimopoulos, Academic Personnel Manager 

While, hopefully, many of our colleagues in the Division of Undergraduate Education are enjoying some relaxing summer days, the Academic Human Resources (AHR) team is in full swing supporting the tremendous efforts happening in Summer Session, the Educational Partnership Center (EPC), Student Success, Global Engagement, and the Colleges.

We’ve been working closely with the Summer Session team since January to appoint over 350 lecturers, 250 teaching assistants, and 45 readers to 320 diverse summer course offerings. EPC has reached out to communities through the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) to offer talented and motivated high school students the opportunity to work side-by-side with 30+ researchers, university faculty, and teaching assistants in the areas of math, science, and engineering. The Science Internship Program (SIP) has brought 75 instructors, made up of faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers, together with high school students interested in STEM fields to participate in their ongoing research projects.

Meanwhile, our Undergraduate Colleges, Student Success, and Global Engagement are working to prepare for the 2018-2019 academic year through course development, curriculum implementation, and workshops. This year the Colleges will be implementing the new joint Academic Literacy Curriculum with the Writing Program to introduce students to critical and analytical reading. And when the 18-19 year comes to a close, the Academic Human Resources team will have facilitated the appointments of over 125 lecturers to instruct our undergraduate students. This fall, we will also be coordinating new academic appointments with the Student Success Evaluation & Research Center and Student Health Services.

The many, many academics that work throughout the summer and into the academic year all need to be reviewed, appointed, and paid for the outstanding work that they do, and it is at this time of year in particular that we are able to fully feel the UE spirit of Enhancing Community and Scholarship. We appreciate the collaborative effort of the countless UCSC employees in Undergraduate Education, Summer Session, Global Engagement, Student Success, Benefits, and the Academic Personnel Office as well as our HR counterparts in other divisions. Should you have any questions about the services we provide, please feel free to reach out to us, visit our website, or stop by our offices in Kerr Hall. The team (Jackie Davila and Lisa Pauken) and I look forward to continuing our work with you!

August 2018 Newsletter