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UG Experience (CUE)

Provost’s Commission on the Undergraduate Experience

CWRU's Provost, William A. "Bud" Baeslack, III, announces the January 2016 formation of the Provost's Commission on the Undergraduate Experience (CUE) which is a faculty-led effort to assess and improve undergraduate education and the residential campus experience.  The work of the CUE is expected to establish the path forward for undergraduate education at CWRU.

Case Western Reserve University's Strategic Plan: Think Beyond the Possible calls for innovations in teaching, course design, advising and research.  Additionally, the plan emphasizes engaging and inspiring students, preparing them for global leadership and innovation, and creating knowledge through interdisciplinary initiatives.  Consistent with these strategic priorities, the CUE will:

  • Develop and articulate a philosophy and approach for advancing CWRU’s undergraduate experience including SAGES and general education requirements.
  • Explore how CWRU’s residential environment could better support learning and provide a more intellectually vibrant experience for undergraduate students.
  • Engage with those who will help CWRU understand external perceptions of CWRU’s undergraduate programs and how any changes that may implemented would be perceived.

University leaders will be communicating with stakeholder groups to invite participation and share updates.  The CUE membership list may be found below. Questions, comments and suggestions may be directed to


(A CWRU login is required to access this information.)

CUE Progress Report, revised (March 14, 2017)


College of Arts and Sciences

Kimberly Emmons, Associate Professor of English (Commission Chair)

Jerrold Scott, Professor and Chair of Theater

Lee Thompson, Professor and Chair of Psychological Sciences

Blanton Tolbert, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Case School of Engineering

Daniel Lacks, C. Benson Branch Professor of Chemical Engineering

Frank Merat, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Amy Bieda, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

Weatherhead School of Management

Robin Dubin, Professor and Chair of Economics

School of Medicine

Hope Barkoukis, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Nutrition

Support Areas

Richard Bischoff , Vice President for Enrollment Management

David Fleshler, Vice Provost for International Affairs

Lou Stark, Vice President, Student Affairs

Jeffrey Wolcowitz, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Student Representation 

Nishant Uppal, Senior, Biomedical Engineering

Prince Ghosh, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Administrative Resources

Donald Feke, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Chemical Engineering

Victoria Wright, Associate Vice President for University Planning and Administration