UC President Spotlights System’s Unique Role in California Economy

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University of California President Janet Napolitano presents to fellow members of the CalChamber Board of Directors on March 4 an overview of the UC system’s role as an economic engine and innovation center for the state. In addition to increasing enrollment of California undergraduates by 10,000 students over the next three years (5,000 this fall and 2,500 in each of the next two years), the university aims to increase the number of community college transfer students and is adding 11 more majors to the current 10 in the UC Transfer Pathway Program. The university also is highlighting the importance of graduate students to its teaching and research missions through the UC Grad Slam competition. One element involves students presenting a 2-minute elevator pitch about their research.

University of California President Janet Napolitano presents to fellow members of the CalChamber Board of Directors on March 4 an overview of the UC system’s role as an economic engine and innovation center for the state. In addition to increasing enrollment of California undergraduates by 10,000 students over the next three years (5,000 this fall and 2,500 in each of the next two years), the university aims to increase the number of community college transfer students and is adding 11 more majors to the current 10 in the UC Transfer Pathway Program. The university also is highlighting the importance of graduate students to its teaching and research missions through the UC Grad Slam competition. One element involves students presenting a 2-minute elevator pitch about their research.

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