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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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OVPTL’s Jennifer Aaron Receives the UCOP Leadership Impact Award

Vice Provost Dennin helped present the first UCOP Leadership Impact award at the 2017 UC People Management Conference The first “UC Leadership Impact Award” was awarded to Jennifer Aaron, Assistant Dean in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL), at the inaugural UC People Management Conference […]

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Find Your Way with the Compass Project

Find Your Way with the Compass Project

  “Maybe stories are just data with a soul,” says author Brene Brown. Data is an essential, though often invisible, part of the many stories made at the University of California, Irvine. And the unsung heroes of these stories are the data superstars at the Compass Project. Comprehensive Analytics for […]

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Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

Inside All Fun at #IAmFirst

“Let’s have a party. Let’s start strong. Let’s start by celebrating the first-gen identity!” said Professor Anita Casavantes Bradford. That is what #IAamFirst was all about — beginning the year by showing first-gen students that they were not alone. #IAmFirst day was an opportunity to show incoming freshman that a […]

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