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Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs News

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Programs supports student achievement through program improvement through program and curricula review, academic course and degree assessment, new programs and program changes, discipline and the university's regional accreditation.

Current Vice Provost for Academic Programs News

Angela Amar
Campus News | November 1, 2017

Amar brings program leadership and innovation from previous roles at Emory University and Boston College; she will begin Jan. 1.

Kristie Berthelotte helps a student
Campus News | August 10, 2015

Changes to advising, an overhaul of the freshman experience, and an emphasis on taking a full course load are getting today's Rebels off to the right start. It's all part of helping students stick with their studies and graduate on time.

Clayton Rhodes, seated, talks with friends
Campus News | April 24, 2015

New UNLV program helps students with intellectual disabilities gain college experience.

Crowd at Festival of Communities
Campus News | March 23, 2015

Community members and prospective students invited to UNLV April 11.

Campus News | December 9, 2014
Nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students eligible to participate; watch live at
Campus News | December 8, 2014

Researchers Krystal Belmonte and Van Vo to be honored for academic excellence.

Vice Provost for Academic Programs In The News

November 1, 2018

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll travel to Las Vegas, Nevada…and talk to someone who has created an office of diversity at universities on both sides of the country.

March 15, 2018

The Agenda explores the complex challenges that people of mixed ethnicity face when trying to find compatible bone-marrow and cord-blood donors, the topic of "Mixed Match...

March 2, 2018

He was a snappy dresser with slicked back hair and a pencil mustache. A crack bandleader, musician and legendary talent scout, he was dubbed the "Godfather of R&B."

August 17, 2017

The violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend when a “Unite the Right” rally clashed with counter protesters has resonated around the country. One person, Heather Heyer, was killed when a car rammed into the crowd of counter protesters. Nineteen other people were hurt. An Ohio man who was driving the car was charged.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 28, 2016

Switching career paths might be a way to weather ups and downs in the job market, but those in the health sciences field seem to be able to stay put.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 28, 2016

Switching career paths might be a way to weather ups and downs in the job market, but those in the health sciences field seem to be able to stay put.

Recent Vice Provost for Academic Programs Accomplishments

July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job...
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s...
March 30, 2016
Lizbeth Arias (International Programs) has been awarded a Diversity and Diplomacy Fellowship through Humanity in Action, a collaborative transatlantic program in international relations and global diversity. A graduate student in the political science department, she was one of 24 fellows chosen from a 10-nation applicant pool. The fellowship,...
April 1, 2015
Mark Fink (Online Education) recently completed work as an expert panel member for the Horizon Project's "Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition." The report is read by policymakers and higher education leaders in 160 countries and growing with more than 40 editions and 50 translations. "University administrators and educators across the...
June 1, 2014
Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Valarie Burke (Vice Provost Academic Affairs), Stacy Shapin (Fine Arts), Kristie Berthelotte (Fine Arts), Heather Hatch (Academic Success Center), Chris Parker (Engineering), Sal Mora (Academic Success Center), David Belt (Sciences), and Michael Biesiada (Business) made presentations at the annual NACADA (National...
June 1, 2014
Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Janet Hollinger (Academic Affairs), Eric Lee (Academic Affairs), and Cheyenne Rogers (Education) received four of the nine Region 9 Academic Advising Awards given at the annual NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Region 9 conference held at the University of California, Berkeley. Johnson received the...