The Pepperdine community gathered in Firestone Fieldhouse on Sept. 21 to celebrate the University’s anniversary. The event included multiple speeches, the President’s address and more.
Seaver Alumna Jessica Hooten Wilson will be serving as the Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts, Dean of Seaver College Micheal Feltner announced in an Aug. 23, email. Hooten Wilson will work to amplify the scholarship of students and faculty, and advance liberal arts curriculum.
Pepperdine students express mixed feelings on the importance of course evaluations, but faculty say their feedback is crucial. The University considers evaluations when professors are up for tenure review or promotions, but aside from their technical value, many professors use student feedback to shape their syllabus and classroom experience.
Pepperdine’s Freedom Wall is synonymous with sharing opinions on campus. This timeline details the major displays throughout the wall’s history, from its establishment in 2003 through this semester.
WSCUC has closed student interviews and completed their virtual visit to Pepperdine on Oct 21. Students shared their voices at these interviews and through emails to help shape the upcoming WSCUC report on Pepperdine’s accreditation status.
Paul Begin will continue to serve as the associate dean for Curriculum and General Education for Seaver College after serving as the interim dean since fall 2019. Begin said he looks forward to continuing in this role in its official capacity.
Seaver Dean Michael Feltner announced the start of spring 2021 will begin online with tentative plans to reopen for in-person classes later in the semester. In-person classes depend on the ability to house students on campus and current LA County guidelines that restrict Pepperdine’s reopening.
When paying for expensive private school tuition, it is easy to focus on the negatives of an online education. However, COVID-19 will not last forever, and Pepperdine still offers many benefits to its students during the online school-year that people should focus on.
After the University announced all fall classes will be online, undergraduates shared their feelings and plans for the upcoming semester.
Pepperdine shared a more finalized version of the Pepperdine Restoration Plan, canceling all International Programs for fall, allowing for online-only courses and more.