2013 Presidential Chair Fellows Grant: Kristina Hill, Ronald Rael, Carolina Reid
Presidential Chair Fellows Program
UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning
A team of three faculty members from the College of Environmental Design has been awarded the 2013-2014 Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant, a $20,000 fund supporting collaborative approaches to redesigning undergraduate curriculum. Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning; Ronald Rael, Associate Professor of Architecture; and Carolina K. Reid, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning compose one of five teams from across four colleges for the first round of 2013-2014 grant recipients. Congratulations!
Their project proposal, Design, Cities and Ecology: Innovations in Undergraduate Education, undertakes research into innovative pedagogy within the CED disciplines in order to pilot new approaches to teaching undergraduates about the built environment and work collaboratively across the three gateway courses to coordinate themes, assignments, and evaluation.
The Presidential Chair Grant Program provides funding for a team of two or more faculty members from a department, or across departments, to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. The grant also brings graduate students into program level curriculum dialogue by requiring a budget for at least one Graduate Student Research Assistant during the award period.