University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Education


  • 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.
  • 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 .

  • Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Set for April 29 & 30, 2014
    April 28, 2014
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    More than 100 undergraduate students will present their work at the Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 & 30 at the Highlander Union Building at the University of California, Riverside... (Read more at InsideUCR)

  • Deadline Extended to May 9 in Search for Howard H. Hays Professor and Director of University Honors
    April 14, 2014

    The Office of Undergraduate Education (UE) announces an extension for applications Director of University Honors. The application deadline has been extended to May 9 .

    Please also note the following changes in the search process: Letters of application should be addressed to UE Chief Financial and Administrative Officer JoAnn Javier. Applications should be submitted via email ( with the subject line: Application for University Honors Director.

    It is particularly important to the Office of Undergraduate Education that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds be considered for this position. The Office will be consulting with the Senate, the deans, and administrators involved in faculty development to build a diverse applicant pool.

    The position will carry the title Howard H. Hays Professor and Director of University Honors. The successful candidate will also serve as Associate Vice Provost in UE.

    The Howard H. Hays Professor and Director of University Honors is responsible for providing vision and intellectual leadership for the University Honors (UH) Program. UH is a four-year program enrolling approximately 200 new students each fall and more than 600 total students. These students take five two-unit courses together during their undergraduate career in honors, as well as an Ignition Seminar offered by UH in freshman year. Other Honors courses are offered by the academic departments. The program culminates in a faculty-mentored senior research or creative activity project.

    University Honors is located in a wing of the second floor of Olmsted Hall. The Director will have an office in Olmsted as well as an office on the third floor of the Surge Building.

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  • Students can now register for R'Courses
    March 27, 2014
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    Student interest is growing for the new R'Course initiative! Students may now register for these student initiated, student facilitated courses by contacting the department and facilitator for the course of their choice. Click here for a list of courses, descriptions, and contact information.

  • Archived News
  • ARC Business and Finance Manager

    Under the general direction of the Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) with a dotted line report to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (CFAO) of Undergraduate Education, the ARC Business and Finance Manager provides professional level expertise and leadership managing the financial and administrative functions of the department and includes annual operating expenditures of $2.5M, two (2) direct report administrative personnel and four (4) in-direct administrative personnel who are assigned to ARC's academic and student programs. The incumbent serves as a member of the ARC Management Team; advising and acting on financial and budgetary issues, human resource matters, policy interpretation, compliance issues, facility and space management of ARC's 10.6K sq. ft. center, and administration of departmental policy and procedures. The incumbent participates both in long and short term resource planning for the departments budgetary requirements; ensures proper management of ARC funds including state, federal, opportunity, student, and sales and service funding sources. Manages and supervises the day-to-day business operations for the ARC including customer service lobby, time and attendance reporting, payroll, purchasing, travel, reimbursements, business agreements, employment contracts, accounts payable, billing, deposits and human resource functions for 23 full-time career staff and an average of 200 part-time represented and non-represented academic teaching assistants, tutors, learning skills and peer counselors, contracted employees and student assistants annually.

    As a department reporting to the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education, the Academic Resource Center fosters engagement and promotes academic success for UCR students. With a team of educators, counselors, and advanced students who provide a variety of services including; Academic Intervention, Early Assist, Study Skill Workshops, Summer Bridge Programs, Supplemental Instruction, Tutorial Assistance, Math Placement Exams and Workshops and Graduate Test Preparation seminars, the ARC serves over 6,000 students annually. The ARC is for all students who are not satisfied with their current grades and want to improve their academic performance.

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

  • Director, Evaluation and Assessment

    Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Director provides leadership in (1) designing and implementing evaluation studies related to undergraduate education and student success, and (2) coordinating assessment plans with senior administrators, campus committees, faculty, and staff. As part of these responsibilities, the Director will prioritize and complete research and evaluation requests, perform statistical reporting, write reports, and administer surveys, in order to meet campus and organizational strategic goals. The Director trains faculty and staff on issues related to academic assessment, regional and professional accreditation processes, and best practices and tools for assessment.

    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*

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

Undergraduate Education
321 Surge Building

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