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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor In regards to: "The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara: History, Curriculum and Pedagogy," by Keith C. Clarke and Susanna R. Baumgart, Yearbook Vol. 66, 2004, pp. 95­113. Dear Editor: The above-cited article about the establishment of the Department of Geography at UCSB was very informative. But I wish to comment on the earlier history of geography at UCSB, when there was a desire on the part of the administration to found a department on the lines of the successful Berkeley and UCLA models. I joined the UCLA geography department in 1957 and from that time onward I frequently visited the then new UCSB campus, at Isla Vista, where my oldest daughter was an undergraduate student. This was before any member now on the present faculty of the UCSB Geography Department had been recruited for that campus. As is pointed out in the article cited above, a number of untenured, junior faculty members were teaching geography at UCSB, without any expectation of receiving permanent appointments. Senior scholars in other fields at UCSB commented to me about the unfairness of this, which would only be corrected by the establishment of a geography department, rather than http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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In regards to: "The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara: History, Curriculum and Pedagogy," by Keith C. Clarke and Susanna R. Baumgart, Yearbook Vol. 66, 2004, pp. 95­113. Dear Editor: The above-cited article about the establishment of the Department of Geography at UCSB was very informative. But I wish to comment on the earlier history of geography at UCSB, when there was a desire on the part of the administration to found a department on the lines of the successful Berkeley and UCLA models. I joined the UCLA geography department in 1957 and from that time onward I frequently visited the then new UCSB campus, at Isla Vista, where my oldest daughter was an undergraduate student. This was before any member now on the present faculty of the UCSB Geography Department had been recruited for that campus. As is pointed out in the article cited above, a number of untenured, junior faculty members were teaching geography at UCSB, without any expectation of receiving permanent appointments. Senior scholars in other fields at UCSB commented to me about the unfairness of this, which would only be corrected by the establishment of a geography department, rather than

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 8, 2005

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