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  • Honors Convocation
    Honors Convocation is an awards ceremony that recognizes high-achieving students across all four undergraduate colleges (BCOE, CHASS, CNAS, SOBA).
  • 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.
  • Leadership Pathway
    The program is intended for sophomores and juniors who have the potential to become leaders in their communities, in business, politics, non-profits, or professional fields. The program is based on strategies for drawing on the “Three E’s” of leadership development: Education, Exemplars, and Experience.
  • STEM Outreach
    The charge of the STEM Education Campus Advisory and Technical Committee is to oversee campus coordination and provide guidance on all activity related to K-12 partnership work involving the establishment and development of STEM schools and associated academies.
  • UC Riverside Wins Prestigious Award for Student Success in Degree Completion
    December 5, 2016
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    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) - UC Riverside is one of a handful of comprehensive universities that have achieved near parity in graduation rates across racial, socio-economic, and gender boundaries. That success has now been recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which represents 236 public and land-grant institutions in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

    UC Riverside won the 2016 "Project Degree Completion Award" for innovation in boosting graduation rates, the APLU announced at its annual meeting last weekend. UCR's four-year graduation rates in 2015 reached 53 percent, and six-year graduation rates were 73 percent - up 11 percent and 7 percent, respectively, from four years earlier.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • Vice Provost Cynthia Larive is Working to Create Greater Opportunities in Undergraduate Education
    October 31, 2016
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    Cindy Larive understands first hand what students need to succeed.

    She is the first in her family to attend college and is the daughter of a South Dakota gold mine worker with a third grade education. Both of her parents understood though, that school was the key to greater opportunities.

    At UCR Larive is hard at work, forging opportunities and programs to help students reach to the top. In May she was named vice provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and her position became effective in July. Larive took over the role from Steven Brint, distinguished professor of Sociology and Public Policy, who served as VPUE for five years. He's back on campus teaching full-time.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • Professors Recognized in the 2016 Innovative Teaching & Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards
    October 6, 2016
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    Frank Vahid, professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is the winner of the 2016 Innovative Teaching Award.

    He, along with the winners of the 2016 Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Andreja Novakovic, and Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Brian Siana, will be recognized during an event on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in HUB 355.

    Following the awards, Vahid will present an address, "Experiences Creating Learning Materials for UCR and 500 other Universities, and Five Underlying Teaching Principles" in which he will describe his efforts to oversee the development of more than a dozen interactive, web-native zyBooks in CSE, engineering, and math. These books are used by 500 universities and have impacted over 150,000 students thus far.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • Transfer Students and High-Impact Opportunities
    September 13, 2016
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    Undergraduate Education and International Affairs teamed up to welcome hundreds of transfer students to UCR with a presentation on high-impact opportunities. The standing-room only sessions were full of engaged students with questions about study abroad, research, internships, scholarships, and more.

    Read the full presentation

  • Archived News

Newsletters from the Vice Provost

  • Creating an Engaged Teaching and Learning Commons?
  • Grants to Integrate Study Abroad into your Program’s Curriculum, Deadline November 30, 2016
  • Program Assessment Workshop, November 9, 11:00 am, 1127 Hinderaker Hall
  • Upcoming Instructional Design Workshops, Nov. 15, Nov. 17, and Dec. 2
  • The Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) transitions to the Office of Undergraduate Education
  • US Department of Homeland Security 2017 Summer Internships for Undergrad and Graduate Students
  • Save the Dates


UCR's Graduation Rate Initiative


In June 2013, 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.



First-in-the-World Project: Monitoring Advising Analytics to Promote Student Success (MAAPS)


UCR is one of 11 cooperating institutions that have been funded by the Department of Education’s “First-in-the-World” fund to engage in innovative projects related to student success.



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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General Campus Information

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

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Undergraduate Education
3148 Hinderaker Hall

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

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