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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

Woman leads a workshop
People | November 18, 2019

Having played many sports while growing up, the head of UNLV's educational compliance values teamwork.

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 unlv.vegasgraduations.com.

Vice Provost for Academic Programs In The News

The Nevada Independent
September 10, 2019

The new UNLV Tuition+ Award Program will provide eligible Nevada residents a grant for 12 undergraduate credit hours of tuition and fees each semester, plus $1,000 for books for the school year.

WAMC
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.

TVO
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...

CNN
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."

NPR
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.

Recent Vice Provost for Academic Programs Accomplishments

December 9, 2019
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Kathryn Raffety (Life Sciences) recently received fall 2019 Academic Assessment Mini-Grants through the office of academic assessment. Health and the College of Liberal Arts received the award for “College of Liberal Arts Student Success Through Service Learning Pilot Project,” an ambitious, faculty-driven service-...
September 23, 2019
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been elected to the advisory group for the national State Authorization Network under the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. The network is the nation’s leading organization that provides guidance and support for navigating regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of post-secondary...
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...