How Will UC Merced Grow?—a 21 st Century Approach to Campus Expansion

Colloquium | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

 Thomas W. Peterson, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost,University of California, Merced; Daniel M. Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget,University of California, Merced

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

As a means to accommodate the projected growth of eligible students, the University of California opened its tenth campus in 2005. The long-range goal for the University of California, Merced embraced a vision of a full-service research university that would serve 25,000 students at full capacity. Today’s challenge is how to meet those ambitious expectations in an era of diminished state support for higher education.

The UC Merced 2020 Project embraces a unique public-private partnership as a stepping stone toward long-term growth. The Project will create the physical capacity for a total of 10,000 students by approximately 2020, adding new academic and research buildings, student housing and activities facilities, and community-oriented space.

The presentation will articulate the many elements that were critical to how the plan emerged and lessons learned along the way. What is required for a successful public-private partnership of this scale? What academic goals will be achieved? How is a suitable partner chosen and how does a campus work with this kind of partner?

The UC Merced approach has already sparked interest in the United States and abroad. The presentation will conclude with an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Open to the Public, No RSVP necessary

 Complimentary lunch to be served