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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

transit center at night
Campus News | July 13, 2022

The immersive experience for high-achieving students aimed at solving urban planning issues.

woman talking to two students around an outdoor table
Campus News | April 6, 2022

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

students in classroom with one student raising hand
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.

hand writing an equation on a whiteboard
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.

Undergraduate Education In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 28, 2022

As two debates between Nevada’s top-of-the-ticket candidates were shelved this week, the trend of contenders ducking such forums across the country may be eroding one of America’s longest-lasting political traditions, experts say.

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

October 31, 2022
Jaime Carbajal, Ph.D., (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) and Debbie Pattni (Wilson Advising Center, College of Liberal Arts) presented "Where is My Advisor? The Retention of Academic Advisors is Important to Student Success" at the Global Community for Academic Advising annual conference on October 26 in Portland, Oregon.
September 9, 2022
Kia Vichaikul (Student Success) has recently been elected to serve on the Administrative Faculty Committee. 
July 14, 2022
Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Elizabeth Johnson, Sheetal Survase (both Academic Success Center), Kevin McVay (College of Sciences), Janelle Yasukochi (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education), John Starkey, Stephen Sumnner, Tashauna Stewart, Jason Kantrowitz, and Beth Gersten (all Lee Business) all are part of the UNLV academic…
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…