Articles by: lozaki

Episode 22: Introducing the New Student Excellence Center

In this blog, I have focused on issues of student success directly connected with course design, learning environments, and other key aspects of the student experience. Of the essential elements that comprise the student experience, meaningful connections and human interactions are some of the most critical. One of the strengths […]

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Episode 21: The Anteater Virtues

It is so exciting to be welcoming students back to campus this week! The energy is amazing and is providing a real sense of renewal. For me, it was particularly powerful to kick off the week with Convocation and to be out on Crawford Field in front of roughly 5,000 […]

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Episode 20: Are Standards in Conflict with Equity and Inclusion?

Recently, I read an interesting article that was published on New Discourses back on March 8, 2021. The article, “The University of California Drifts toward Conformism: The Challenges of Representation and the Climate for Academic Freedom in the Country’s Greatest Public Research University,” presents an interesting argument regarding the perceived […]

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Episode 19: Time—The Finite Resource

One of the most rewarding aspects of starting this blog has been the opportunity to notice trends in my own thinking that have become crystal clear through the writing process. One recurring theme that seems to come up again and again for me is the idea that time is a […]

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Episode 17: How Do We Decide On Prerequisites?

In the last post, I focused on why we have general education requirements, mostly from the student perspective. For this post, I am going to ask the question of why we require prerequisites and focus on this topic from the university perspective. While I hope my perspective can be applied […]

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Episode 16: Why General Education?

In my last #DenninInsights post, I introduced a common question that students often ask faculty: “Why do you teach certain courses?” While this question can certainly relate to how faculty decide which subjects they want to teach, I find that students are usually asking why certain courses exist at our […]

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Episode 14: Equity First, Technology Second

In honor of finals week here at UCI, I thought it would be worthwhile to reflect on my published #DenninInsights posts and highlight the common themes and threads that bring them all together.  Many of my posts are focused on the questions of what instruction may look like post-pandemic and […]

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