Berkeley-Haas and the EW program want you to succeed in your studies. We offer a multitude of resources to help you along the way.
Student involvement, especially around providing feedback on our academic learning culture, is critical to making Haas a great place to learn.
We've created the ACR position (two for each of the four cohorts) to lead this effort. The ACR will be the key points of contact for the cohort, faculty and EWMBA Program Office around academics and classroom culture.
We are seeking individuals who are willing to go beyond themselves to serve as ACRs. Specific responsibilities and commitments include:
Given the visibility and leadership of this role, we'd like for you to fill out a brief application. The application is due on Friday, August 4 at 11:59 PM.
Thank you for going beyond yourself!
Class representatives are the foundation of student representation. They serve as an important conduit of student opinion between the classroom and the professor as well as the classroom and the program office (via the VPs of Academics). This can be positive feedback on aspects that work well and might be shared as best practices. This can also be concerns about issues that negatively affect the student academic experience.
They function as a "first line of defense" for student issues. Class reps ensure that faculty and staff are continually listening to and engaging with students to improve the student experience
Core courses typically have two class reps while smaller elective courses have one.
They are chosen any number of ways including:
We recommend that this is done on the first day of class.
Step 1: Discuss and clarify specific details with the student. Listen to their story and consider whether the issue is isolated or whether it affects other students. This determines whether or not the concern should be escalated and, if so, where to direct the feedback -- professor, VPs of Academics, classmates, program office, etc.
Step 2: If the issue is personal to the student, encourage them to speak to their academic advisor. If it affects other students in the class, then ask for feedback from the whole cohort. Arrange to speak to the professor about it.
If it’s a global issue that affects the entire class across all four cohorts, bring it to the VPs of Academics and/or other class reps. You can utilize the Class Representative bCourses site.
Step 3: Meet with the appropriate stakeholder(s). Outline the issue and the students’ views. Seek joint solutions and, if possible, agree on a course of action. Report back to your fellow students.
Use this form to submit your details. You will then receive an email from Amanda Gill, liaison to class reps, with additional information on your role and responsibilities.
Your first steps in getting help should be to take advantage of faculty office hours, attend discussion sections led by your Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), and work with your assigned study group.
If you need help above and beyond those resources, your GSI will be available for extra tutoring. GSIs make tutoring available free of charge to students who are having academic difficulty in:
Academic difficulty is defined as being at risk of receiving a grade of C or lower. Your instructor and GSI will determine who is in need of tutoring, based on class performance. Please contact him or her directly if you need this resource. Should you have additional questions, please contact your Academic Advisor.
Other services include:
All UC Berkeley graduate students are subject to the policies of the Graduate Division. This includes a minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 and academic probation protocol if a student’s cumulative GPA falls below that threshold. You can familiarize yourself with the Graduate Division policies on coursework, grading, probation and dismissal here.
You are placed on academic probation if your cumulative GPA drops below 3.0. You are given one additional semester to show a strong academic performance and bring up your GPA to 3.0 or above. Students may only remain on AP for one semester; additional semesters require recommendation by the EWMBA Program Office and approval by the Graduate Division.
You must raise your cumulative GPA to at least 3.0 during the semester that you are on academic probation. Below are a few suggestions to get you there:
|EWMBA Program Officeemail@example.com|
|Career Management Groupfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Don Capone (Berkeley-Haas psychologist)||email@example.com|