Accomplishments: Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

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 assembled in August 2019. Lindsay Russell (Business) and Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) joined the discussion, sharing specific college and universitywide best...
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, the College of Sciences, and the Mathematics Learning Center. The council is a professional community of researchers interested in mathematics and...
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 advising centers that go above and beyond to serve the students, faculty, and staff at UNLV, as well recognizing their contributions to the advising...
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 practices for faculty.
March 30, 2019
William R. Speer (Math Learning Center) was honored this month as the recipient of the James W. Heddens Distinguished Service Award presented by the Research Council on Mathematics Learning at the 46th annual meeting of the organization at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
February 13, 2019
Chyna Miller (Mathematics Learning Center) and Matthew Bernacki, formerly of UNLV and now with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently had a paper published for a special issue on self-regulated learning (SRL) in the Journal of High Ability Studies. In the article titled, "Training Preparatory Mathematics Students to be High Ability Self-regulators: Comparative and Case-Study Analyses of Impact on Learning Behavior and Achievement," non-parametric, comparative analyses...
July 20, 2017
The Academic Assessment Website (Academic Assessment) has been selected by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) as the featured website for July. The NILOA featured website is a service intended to point others to promising practices in innovative and transparent online communication of student learning outcomes assessment. NILOA had the following to say about the UNLV's academic assessment website: "The office of academic assessment’s website, at the University of...