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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 | 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.

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Campus News | January 29, 2019

A lesson in the challenges people with disabilities face has turned Philip Voorhees into a leader for higher education.

People | November 13, 2018

Thanks to a new online bachelor's degree in urban studies, Miranda Barrie has been able to work, travel, campaign, and study on her own terms.

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People | September 7, 2018

Do children raised by male caregivers have different perceptions of gender as a result of who raised them? This psychology major spent her summer exploring the question.

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People | July 11, 2018

Bill Speer, director of UNLV’s Math Learning Center, earns a national lifetime achievement award with his forward-looking approach to teaching math.

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Research | August 9, 2016

The office of undergraduate research helps UNLV students learn, grow, and shine.

Undergraduate Education In The News

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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

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...
March 10, 2020
William Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) and Jeff Shih (Teaching & Learning) served as co-chairs and organizers of the 47th annual conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) that took place at the Alexis Park Resort earlier this month. The conference, which was attended by more than 170 people, was sponsored by UNLV,...
January 30, 2020
Kevin McVay (Sciences), Lauren Layton (Education), Rimi Marwah (Urban Affairs), and the Wilson Advising Center (Liberal Arts) are the winners of the 2019-20 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 individuals and...
September 17, 2019
William R. Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) recently presented a paper on Productive Struggle at the 11th Congress of the International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness in Hamburg, Germany.
May 1, 2019
William R. Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) recently presented a talk on "Successful Transition to College Readiness through Collaboration with and Cooperation of Stakeholders" at the World Future Forum held at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago last month. 
April 30, 2019
Kristina Schmid and Eddie Gomez (both Online Education) and Peter McCandless (Math Learning Center) published "How to Create Engaging Educational Videos with a Lightboard" in The Teaching Professor.  The article provides an overview of the process the UNLV office of online education has developed for recording lightboard videos, as well as best...