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Davis Division News

2016-17 Chair's Spring Letter

As summer begins, I want to thank our committee members for their service these past nine months. Committee work requires patience, as decisions via consensus are sometimes cumbersome and often non-linear. In the end, though, this work is vital to the success of our students and faculty. I am grateful for all who rise to the challenge. Read more...


Prerequisite Enforcement

In continuation of the Four Year Degree Initiative, prerequisite enforcement is rolling out on our campus. This is an important step in reducing time-to-degree, and in addressing the challenges of increased enrollment and lack of instructional space. Read more...

Faculty Spotlight

Hussain Al-Asaad receives the Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award

Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award

Hussain Al-Asaad, associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

(From Dateline) It is a standard feature of teaching evaluations that students will attest to the instructor’s mastery of subject matter. Rarely do evaluations express heartfelt affection for the instructor coupled with genuine admiration for pedagogical style. Read more...

UC Davis Dateline News

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