Feature Story:
Summer Session Helps Students Save  

44% of students take summer (~33% at other schools); 91% of UCI students take summer during their UCI career; Summer offers more than 800 classes in 70 academic disciplines and 75+ online courses for additional flexibility.

We encourage you to remind your students about Summer Session. Get all the facts here. 
 Conversations with the Vice Provost
Conversations with the Vice Provost - Anita Casavantes Bradford *TEASER
Watch this episode of “Conversations with the Vice Provost” where Vice Provost Michael Dennin interviews Professor Anita Casavantes Bradford. They speak about the celebration of first generation students here at UCI, the importance of shared experiences and first generation institutional challenges.
Announcing Grant from the
AAU and Northrop Grumman Foundation

The Association of American Universities (AAU) announced that UCI is one of the selected twelve AAU member campuses within the AAU STEM Education Network to receive mini-grants for two years. Read details here.

ANTrepreneurs raise $200,000 in Seed Funding!

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning sat down with one of the student teams who has utilized the resources at the ANTrepreneur Center to grow their idea into a thriving business. We invite you to join us on their journey to create the company BottleRocket. Read the full article here.

WHAT’S A MAJOR and How do I Choose One?

Make sure you share this informative article with your students. Written by Kimberly Ayala, Director of Undecided/Undeclared Advising, it provides a concise breakdown of careful academic planning. Find out all about majors, minors, prerequisites, double majoring and more! Read the full article here.

Video Series: Ask the Vice Provost
Ask the Vice Provost - Episode 4

In this fun series, Vice Provost for the OVPTL and Dean of DUE, Michael Dennin, takes his time to sit with students and answer a variety of questions. 

UCI is Named CollegeNET Social Mobility Innovator for 2017 

“Our numbers are large,” says Dr. Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education at UC Irvine. “We have about 24,500 undergraduates. Half of them come from low-income families and more than half of them are first-generation college students. Read the full article here.

Special Announcements 

Keep an Eye Out For These New Faces

We are pleased to introduce the newest writing specialist, Lindsey Allgood. Lindsey began tutoring writing at the University of Oklahoma Writing Center in 2011. While at the OU WC, she served as the Fine Arts Writing Fellow and developed workshops for undergraduate and graduate students. She received her Master of Fine Arts in fine art, focusing on performance and digital art, a Bachelors of Art in professional writing and journalism, both from the University of Oklahoma. She is excited to offer new creative writing opportunities for student writers in all departments, and she is open to brainstorming with faculty.

Megan Linos is now the new Director of the Center for Instructional Design. Prior to UCI, she served as the Assistant Provost for Distance Learning at University of Southern Indiana, providing strategic leadership for institutional Distance Learning initiatives. Her primary goal was to cultivate positive culture transformation by nurturing a cohesive faculty peer support network that enhances learning innovations. Megan is eager to devote her efforts and due diligence serving faculty creating online learning innovations at the University of California, Irvine. 

Video of the Month  First Gen Workshop

Paying it Forward: The UCI First Generation Faculty Initiative

Nearly 60% of undergraduates students at the University of California, Irvine are first generation students. Enjoy this “Small Teaching” workshop put on by De Gallow, Ph.D., Academic Executive Director of Instructional Development for the Center for Engaged Instruction. She discusses seven small strategies that can be used in the classroom to bring awareness and support to first generation students.  

Upcoming Events

February Social Media Brunch at
UCI Continued Education

The OVPTL invites you to join us at the next 'Social Media Lunch' on Tuesday, February 28th from 11:45am - 1:15am. 

We will examine practical applications of live video technologies and ways to effectively leverage social media data insights.

Where: Continuing Education 1 (Building 8) Yosemite Ballroom

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Please RSVP here

"What Matters to Me and Why" discussion and lunch!

Who: Michael Dennin, Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning and Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education

When:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.

Where:  Humanities Gateway, Room 1030

Reservations:  Required at

A light lunch will be served. Space is limited, so please reserve early.

Matthew Desmond Receives the 12th Annual Human Security Award

The Human Security Award is presented annually to an individual or group whose actions have made a dramatic difference in helping protect and empower the world’s most vulnerable groups and communities. The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation is pleased to announce the 12th annual Human Security Award will be presented to Dr. Matthew Desmond.

Join us in honoring Dr. Desmond at the 12th Human Security Award ceremony at 7:00 PM on March 8, 2017

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