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Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education News

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education is comprised of general education, online education, advising practice, and retention, progression, and completion initiatives.

Current Undergraduate Education News

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Campus News | April 6, 2022

Karen Violanti and her team work to give first-year students support and confidence as they transition to college.

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Campus News | February 1, 2022

The biggest obstacle to student success often isn't a student's inate abilities. Here's how programs like Math Bridge and peer mentoring are helping.

Ruth McKoin is the third-place recipient in the 2020 Classified Employee of the Year Awards.
People | January 13, 2021

Ruth McKoin, a 2020 Classified Employee of the Year winner, on the 'beautifully intelligent' people who've helped her grow.

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Campus News | December 8, 2020

UNLV replaces remedial courses with “corequisite” courses so incoming students don't fall behind before they even start college.

Portrait of Cecilia Maldonado the associate vice provost for workforce development
People | November 9, 2020

This expert in workforce development says today's students may change careers eight to 12 times during their lives.

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Campus News | January 29, 2019

Just how usable are your handouts, videos, and Canvas course postings? New Office of Accessibility Resources helps ensure your digital communication can be understood by all.

Undergraduate Education In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 14, 2022

UNLV hosted their commencement ceremony for the undergraduate class of 2022 on Saturday.

KSNV-TV: News 3
March 14, 2016

Perhaps this was on your mind this morning when you were getting ready for work: Pressure-induced Tetrahedral to Orthombic Phase Transition in MgF2.

Recent Undergraduate Education Accomplishments

April 8, 2022
Levent Atici (Anthropology and Undergraduate Research) is elected to be a national councilor in the Undergraduate Research Programs Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) which aims to support and promote high-quality, mentored undergraduate research through the active involvement of its members. CUR division councilors share in…
March 22, 2022
Tiffany Schmier (Academic Success Center Advising Center) and Nicole Stella (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) recently presented at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. Their presentation was titled "Identity Theory 101: Using Identity Theory to Support Students." They provided an overview of pertinent…
November 5, 2021
Laurel Pritchard and Jeff Orgera (Undergraduate Education and Student Success) were invited panelists for the Education Advisory Board (EAB) CONNECTED21 Conference.  Their presentation, Using Data to Advocate for New Resources and Human Capital, illustrated strategic uses of student success and academic advising data from the Campus Connect…
January 25, 2021
Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Marlon Urquico (Liberal Arts), Peter Clancy (Sciences) and the College of Engineering Advising Center are the winners of the 2020-21 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education and the Academic Advising Council leadership team. These awards recognize…
July 24, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) has been accepted to the Online Learning Consortium's Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (IELOL) 2020 cohort. The program is in its 12th year and this year is completely virtual, commencing in July and concluding in November. 
May 4, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) facilitated the discussion, "Best Practices to Start a Movement - New leader - New Initiatives," at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) virtual conference, OLC Ideate. This discussion highlighted the efforts of partnership at UNLV and specifically the office of online education, community of practice, which was…