Accomplishments: Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

February 11, 2020
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been appointed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak to serve on the Commission on Educational Technology. The term ends Dec. 31, 2021. Fields fills a voting seat on the commission for an “administrator in a public school who possesses knowledge and experience in the general application of technology.” The…
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…
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…
April 1, 2014
Shawn Gerstenberger (Community Health Sciences) and Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment) participated in the first Masters of Public Health Quality Assessment Summit hosted by UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences. Faculty, graduate students, alumni, community members, and employers gathered to attend the half-day event on March 7, engaging in…
March 1, 2014
Rainier Spencer (Academic Affairs) wrote an article, "'Only the News They Want to Print': Mainstream Media and Critical Mixed-Race Studies," which was published in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies. This is the first scholarly journal devoted to the topic of mixed-race identity, and it came about through the work of…
February 1, 2014
Anne Mendenhall (Online Education) was appointed as president-elect of the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). She will serve in that capacity for one year and then will be appointed president of the division. Previously, she served as vice president of communications. AECT is…