Academic programs at UC are ranked among the best nationally and internationally. We graduate highly capable individuals who are active, critical-minded participants in the workforce and in civic life. Yet, we still seek external validation and recognition for our high-caliber learning envrionment.
One strategy for improving external recognition is to "establish more robust mechanisms to forward student nominations and applications for national and international awards" like the Truman, Marshall, or Rhodes Scholarships (UC2019-inspired academic master plan).
Support is needed to enable a culture of recognizing high achievement to take root so that the students identified as potential contenders engage in targeted experiences, mentoring, and advisement needed to receive distinguished fellowships.