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Celebration of Teaching Recognizes Educators’ Excellence

Celebration of Teaching Recognizes Educators’ Excellence

The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) is to “promote students’ academic and future success through campus and community partnerships.” That’s why the OVPTL was proud to bring the campus community together in late April for the 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching to […]

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UCI’s Teach Week Shines a Light on Teaching Techniques

UCI’s Teach Week Shines a Light on Teaching Techniques

Professors, graduate students, and staff came together during the week of April 23, 2018 for the 2nd Annual UCI Teach Week to celebrate teaching and learning, hosted by The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI). Attendees were able to participate in various workshops and discussions focused on effective teaching […]

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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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