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  • Honors Convocation
    Honors Convocation is an awards ceremony that recognizes high-achieving students in University Honors.
  • Student Success
    Student Success houses a variety of initiatives and activities. It provides support for the First Year Learning Communities, the ARC Supplemental Instruction and Early Warning Programs, the research activities within the Undergraduate Research in the Community Program, the Undergraduate Research Symposium and the Undergraduate Research Journal, and has contributed to UE’s success in receiving outside grant support with the subsequent grant management for the several campus programs (e.g., STEM Pathway CCRAA grant, CHASS Connect Evaluation FIPSE grant, and California Campus Compact Students In Service grant).
  • WASC Re-accreditation
    WASC Re-accreditation provides a range of support services intended to maximize UCR students' competitiveness for prestigious awards. The office works with students at all academic levels to create effective strategies for securing scholarships, fellowships, and awards.
  • Rebranding the Academic Resource Center (ARC)
    August 4, 2014
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    The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is undergoing a significant transformation with a rebrand of its Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP). The concept plan offers distinct opportunities to provide first-rate tutoring services to all UCR students, beginning with the reconstruction of the tutor training program, a redesign of the ARC front lobby, and a restructure of the appointment/drop-in scheduling system. From July through September, the ARC has contracted the professional services of Drs. Sharon Silverman and Martha Casazza of TRPP Associates to direct the tutor training program redesign. The new tutor training program must satisfy the expectations of a Guiding Coalition made up of faculty and staff as well as an ARC Advisory Team, both groups working simultaneously to rebrand TAP. We invite our campus partners—faculty, staff, and students—to contact Sara Weertz or members of the Guiding Coalition with ideas and suggestions for this transformation.

  • Announcement of Richard Cardullo as Howard H. Hays Chair and Director of University Honors
    August 4, 2014
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    Colleagues,



    I am delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Richard Cardullo as Howard H. Hays Chair and Director of University Honors. Richard Cardullo is a Professor of Biology and a UCR Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of California, Riverside. He received his B.S in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1985. Prior to his arrival as an Assistant Professor of Biology at UCR in 1991, he was an NIH National Research Service Award postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and a Senior Research Associate at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. He was an academic faculty member at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole from 1990 – 2010. His research has focused on the molecular, cellular, and physical determinants of fertilization in a variety of animal systems. He has also conducted research on how people learn especially in K-12 and undergraduate environments. His research has been published in both scientific and educational journals including Biochemistry, Biology of Reproduction, Developmental Biology, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, The Journal of Educational Psychology, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Science. As a member of the University Honors Faculty Committee he has contributed to a number of classes in UCR Honors including ignition seminars on the nature of creativity and discovery, lectures on epistemology, as well as classes on the nature of research. In 1999 he was awarded the UCR Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2007 was appointed to the UCR Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

  • Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems
    July 23, 2014
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    UCR’s global reach extends to research collaborations around the world, international study for students.



    For decades, University of California, Riverside scholars have collaborated with colleagues in other countries on research such as improving crop yields in Africa, determining cost-effective ways of reducing child malnutrition in developing countries, and solving mysteries of the universe.

    Hundreds of students study overseas every year. And the university is preparing to hire its first vice provost for international affairs to strengthen international engagement in research, study-abroad opportunities, and enrollment of international students.



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  • Graduation Rate Survey Report
    April 28, 2014
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    As part of an ongoing commitment to increasing four and six year graduation rates, at the Graduation Rate Task Force recommended a survey of undergraduates to determine why students take fewer than 15 units per term. (A students must average 15 units per term to graduate in four years.) That survey was offered in February and March, with 46% of undergraduates participating. The results of the survey can be found in the following report .

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  • Program Coordinator

    Reporting to the Director of Student Success Programs, this 75% FTE position will be responsible for outreach, recruitment and selection of students for the UC Washington Academic Internship Program (UCDC), the UC Center Sacramento Scholar Intern Program (UCCS), and academically-enriched internships in Riverside and the Inland Empire. Position is also responsible for coordinating the iEval program.

    Position open until filled. To apply for this position please visit JOBS AT UCR.

  • Director of Study Abroad

    The Director of Study Abroad provides leadership and strategic direction for UCR's study abroad efforts. The Director reports to the Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and is responsible for developing policies, programs, and integrated services to advance opportunities for faculty and students to participate in study abroad programs and exchanges. The Director of Study Abroad will be responsible for the administrative and programmatic direction of all UC Riverside study abroad programs, including the UC Education Abroad Programs (EAP), Summer Study Abroad faculty-led short-term programs, and other programs delivered by third-party study abroad providers. The Director will lead, direct, and manage the implementation of international academic experiences for students and expand the number of students participating in education abroad opportunities. Improving diversity of study abroad population is another goal, consistent with the equity concerns of the campus and the Office of Undergraduate Education.

    Position open until filled. To apply for this position please visit JOBS AT UCR.

  • Coordinator

    Under the general direction of the Director, the incumbent is responsible for recruiting, advising, and supporting undergraduate students to participate in study abroad programs, including UC Education Abroad Program (UC EAP), UC Riverside Summer Study Abroad, and third-party programs (Opportunities Abroad Program). In particular, incumbent will provide expertise on UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) student support services, such as helping students identify appropriate UC EAP programs based on their interests and/or areas of study, navigate financial aid policies and procedures, and apply for internal and extramural scholarships. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with Study Abroad staff to lead information sessions, provide pre-departure and re-entry activities for UCR students, support during crisis situations, and event planning and management (e.g., Fall and Winter Worldfest, International Education Week).

    Position open until filled. To apply for this position please visit JOBS AT UCR.

  • Director, Student Success Programs

    Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost, the Director of Student Success Programs in the Office of Undergraduate Education (UE) (1) develops and implements educational programs to benefit UC students, (2) leads campus-wide Undergraduate Research programs, (3) contributes to the unit's grant activity, and (4) contributes to UE research and program evaluation. The Director will collaborate with the colleges' associate deans, student affairs managers, academic advisors, and other campus colleagues to develop high-impact academic experiences and student success initiatives, such as learning communities, upper-division capstones, and academically-enriched internships. The Director will provide leadership and strategic direction for campus-wide Undergraduate Research activities, including the symposium, journal, quarterly grants, Undergraduate Research in the Community (UGRC), and the Chancellor's Research Fellowship. The Director will assist in the identification of appropriate grant opportunities, assist in writing and submitting proposals, and help administer grants that are awarded. The Director will assist in utilizing research and program evaluation to guide decision-making about program development and resource allocation. The Director will supervise 0.75 FTE Program Coordinator (SAO II) and 1.0 FTE Program Assistant (AA III).

    Position open until filled. To apply for this position please visit JOBS AT UCR.

UCR's Graduation Rate Initiative


Last June, EVC/P Dallas Rabenstein appointed a task force to look into the causes of UCR's comparatively low graduation rates and to make recommendations to increase the campus's 4 and 6-year graduation rates.  In January, the Graduation Rate Task Force submitted its final report.  The report has been endorsed by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, EVC/P Rabenstein, and the College deans.



In the coming months the campus will post an implementation plan and reports on the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force.



The purpose of a university is to produce "more intelligent members of society" by fostering "cultivation of the mind."

John Henry Newman, *The Idea of a University*

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Undergraduate Education
321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-7750
Fax: (951) 827-7745

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