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At Kresge, the Provost focuses on creating and supporting events and courses that complement UCSC's rigorous academic programs, usually with a more hands-on approach that centers on community-oriented learning, sustainability, and nonviolent social change.

  • We are pleased to offer Kresge Lab, a series of 2-3 credit courses in which students explore subjects such as music performance, creative writing, natural history, photography, and agro-ecology, in conversations that emphasize hands-on experience and peer-to-peer collaboration.
  • Students in Kresge's Service Learning classes give back to the Santa Cruz community, earning college credit while working with local nonprofit organizations and elementary schools.
  • Other courses Kresge has offered in the recent past include Creative Writing and Prison Narratives.
  • Kresge also hosts the Writers House residential program and its own Writing Center.

Kresge has been long associated with the Literature Department and the Creative Writing concentration, the Feminist Studies Department, the Writing Program, and the Science Communication Program. As a college we welcome all students, with their wide-ranging interests and backgrounds. We hope that each new student will become an active participant in developing the academic community at Kresge.

Provost Mayanthi Fernando oversees Kresge's academic life, supporting Kresge's academic vision and academic advising, and developing Kresge's college-sponsored courses. Provost Fernando is a professor of Anthropology. We keep a regularly updated page of the Provost’s communications with the community at News From the Provost.