Articles by: sarabiaa

Mentorship that Matters

Mentorship that Matters

Being truly caring is what defines a good person and a great mentor. And when Dr. Donald Dabdub, the recipient of the 2018 Tom Angell Faculty Mentoring Award, pulled out his phone to read his personal motto, he refocused the conversation onto the first and most important part of mentoring: […]

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Gamified UCI Online Public Health Course Goes to New Orleans

Gamified UCI Online Public Health Course Goes to New Orleans

At the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) conference in January 2018, UCI was represented at a poster session led by UCI lecturer Dr. Miryha Gould Runnerstrom of the Dept. of Population Health and DTEI Instructional Designer Janet DiVincenzo. The poster was entitled Immersing Online Students through Role Plays, a Case Study, […]

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Student Success Initiatives: Fostering Educational Success for UCI’s Diverse Student Population.

Student Success Initiatives: Fostering Educational Success for UCI’s Diverse Student Population.

Positive thinking leads to positive action. Some say that’s the secret to success. Our goals keep us moving towards positive change. The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) strives to foster educational success for UCI’s diverse student population, which is one of the office’s strategic goals. […]

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UCI HSI Conference. Making A Difference for Hispanic Pathways in STEM

UCI HSI Conference. Making A Difference for Hispanic Pathways in STEM

The University of California, Irvine has a rich history of providing outstanding educational opportunities to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Education named UCI a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The HSI designation requires that the institution have at […]

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Open for Learning: New Classrooms Ready for Fall

Open for Learning: New Classrooms Ready for Fall

The layout and environment of a classroom can have a big impact on learning. As part of the UCI Strategic Pillar 2, first in class, Vice Provost Michael Dennin is focused on building infrastructures to support effective teaching and learning. One of the most exciting advances can be seen in […]

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Seeing Evidence-based Practices Come to Life at UCI

Seeing Evidence-based Practices Come to Life at UCI

Tony Robbins says that “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” One of OVPTL’s goals is to discover and communicate evidence-based practices that faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff can use to improve student success and learning. The objectives of this goal are […]

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UROP: Providing Opportunities for Undergraduates to Take Risks (Strategically)

UROP: Providing Opportunities for Undergraduates to Take Risks (Strategically)

Neil Armstrong once said “Research is creating new knowledge” but what about creating new disciplines? Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research has never been more alive at UCI, expanding our understanding of the world like never before. The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) promotes students’ academic and […]

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The UCI Academic Testing Center Supports Students

The UCI Academic Testing Center Supports Students

Nervously chewing on your pen, tapping your foot, scratching your scalp. Maybe a bead of sweat drops on to your scantron. We all know the stress of being a student, and there’s no denying tests are a big part of that stress. And the higher in education students go, the […]

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