Rogers appointed faculty advisor to
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Richard Rogers (Stan Sherer photo)
Rogers, professor of Resource Economics, has been appointed faculty
advisor to the provost for undergraduate education, effective Jan.
27. Charlena Seymour, senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs
and provost, made the announcement.
The faculty advisor
to the provost for undergraduate education works closely with the
provost and her staff, deans and department heads, and Student Affairs
staff to implement programs and policies to strengthen undergraduate
education on campus.
"As always, the
campus is committed to providing a quality educational experience
to our undergraduate students," Seymour said. "One immediate
priority is to establish a computerized tracking system that assists
students in meeting degree requirements. Professor Rogers has the
outstanding credentials, experience, and the talent to get this
job and everything else done in the best way possible."
His appointment is effective
for two years.
Rogers joined the Resource
Economics faculty in 1984. He is currently a faculty associate to
the Center For Teaching. He received a 1994-95 University Distinguished
Teaching Award, and in 1990, was the first recipient of the annual
Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the College of Food and Natural
Resources. In 1989-90, Rogers was a Lilly Teaching Fellow, and he
served as a mentor to the Lilly Teaching Fellows program in 1994-95
and 1997-98. In 1998-99, he was named a TEACHnology Fellow. Rogers
is presently a member of a group of faculty participating in the
Large-Lecture Course Redesign Project, an effort funded by the Davis
Educational Foundation to improve teaching and learning in large
to be named to this position," Rogers said. "Since arriving
at UMass, I have been committed to providing quality undergraduate
education and to conducting research that enhances my professional
standing as well as our collective reputation.
"As our new chancellor is fond of saying, 'Teaching and research
lie at the heart of the academic imperative.' I'm pleased that the
creation of this position at UMass Amherst reinforces the symmetric
importance of both teaching and research."
a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California-Berkeley,
and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.