The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs is responsible for leading and coordinating all academic aspects of the undergraduate experience. This office works closely with Student Government and other student groups, senior administrators responsible for undergraduate affairs in each of UC’s undergraduate colleges and across the university, and Faculty Senate. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs seeks to realize the unique opportunities that are present when a research university makes a strong commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and learning and to further develop the university’s undergraduate vision, Integrated Core Learning (ICL). ICL calls for the thoughtful integration of the general education core, major course work, experiential learning, co-curricular activities, and faculty-guided student reflection throughout a highly interdisciplinary and contextually rich undergraduate experience. The Vice Provost acts as the primary liaison for UC undergraduate education to students, faculty, other campus constituencies, and external audiences.
In addition, the Vice Provost
- Provides oversight for non-college based undergraduate programs and initiatives including the Office for Nationally Competitive Awards, the Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning, the Center for First Year Experience and Learning Communities, the STEM-MD program
- Fosters undergraduate interdisciplinary and cross-college collaborations
- Provides leadership and support for the assessment of undergraduate student learning at all levels: course, program, general education, and institutional
- Chairs the Integrated Core Learning Leadership Committee, the University General Education Coordinating Committee, The Associate Dean’s Council, the Athletic Advisory Council, and the Academic Appeals Committee
- Leads the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning to help UC faculty be effective, inclusive, and engaging educators. Support faculty efforts related to the publication and grant funding of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning.