The Dean’s Forum is an advisory group to the Dean composed of representatives from each of the Division’s two dozen departments, interdepartmental programs and research centers.  The Dean’s Forum convenes quarterly to consider Division-wide initiatives on research, teaching and civic engagement.  As representatives of the Division’s research and teaching units, forum members ensure a steady flow of information in two directions between the Dean’s office and their affiliated units, including content featured on the Division’s blog, LA Social Science.  The Dean’s Forum is staffed by the Division’s Associate Dean for Research and the Director for Research and Civic Engagement.