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Chancellor's Research Fellowship

Inaugurated in 2012, the UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellowship supports undergraduate student engagement in faculty-mentored research and creative projects. The fellowship also provides enhanced learning opportunities for undergraduate researchers, including the opportunity to interact with the UCR Chancellor, other key UCR officials, and distinguished guest speakers. Overseen by the Office of Student Engagement, fellows engage in...
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8 Unit Tuition Fee Cap

Dear UCR Colleagues, We are excited to announce that this summer, undergraduate UCR students and visiting, active UC students will now only be charged the per unit fee for the first 8 units the student is enrolled in. Who Qualifies for the 8 Unit Tuition Fee Cap: Current UCR undergraduate students Visiting UC undergraduate students...
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Annual Celebration of Teaching

Join UE, the Academy of Distinguished Teaching, and your faculty and staff colleagues on Wednesday, May 25th for the Celebration of Teaching! The Celebration of Teaching is UCR's annual event to honor and recognize teaching excellence and innovation. This year the event will be held on the lower patio of the Rivera Library. Please register...
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Information from Health Professions Advising Center Spring 2022

Dear UCR Advising Colleagues, As we’ve entered spring quarter ’22, I’m reaching out to share information and services from UCR Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC). Please share the following information with your advising staff and pre-health students. As usual, in addition to advising, HPAC is offering a wide portfolio of workshops/events for all UCR students/alumni...

Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

I am pleased to announce that Associate Provost Ken Baerenklau will take on the role of Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, effective March 19. Jennifer Brown’s last day at UCR is March 18; we wish her all the best in her new role as Provost at Cal Poly Pomona!
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Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus

UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the stage in their statement caps...
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RISE classrooms featured on Spectrum News

UC Riverside's Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, received the star treatment on Spectrum News recently. The rooms are a campuswide initiative spurred by the pandemic to meet instructional needs, including for in-person and remote learning. The segment featured Israel Fletes, the director of academic technology for XCITE at UC Riverside, and math professor...

In new economic index, UCR is No. 18 nationally

A new measure of higher education excellence called the Economic Mobility Index, or EMI, ranks UCR No. 18 nationally. The ranking is from a non-profit think tank named Third Way, and aims to measure the role universities play in catalyzing the economy. In the ranking, Third Way acknowledges the move toward recognizing measures such as...
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Happy Anniversary XCITE

On February 1, 2020, the Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching & Engagement (XCITE) was born! At the helm are Richard Edwards and Israel Fletes. The mission – to provide innovative instructional design and academic technology to inspire student engagement and excellence in teaching. Here are some of XCITE’s accomplishments in the past two years: 2020...
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UCR to resume in-person instruction

Dear Highlander Community, UC Riverside will resume in-person instruction on Monday, January 31. A small number of courses that were previously approved for remote instruction due to exceptional circumstances will remain remote, but all other courses will return to their Academic Senate-approved delivery modes. This decision was made following careful consultation with other UC campuses...

Creating High-Impact Connections and Mentor Collective

Hello UCR Community, When was the last time a program on your campus exceeded participation goals by 50%? For the University of California at Riverside, it was when they sought out Mentor Collective to help their first-year student population connect to campus…while operating remotely last fall. UCR’s sizable first-generation student population (56% of their total...
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Student Success Resources

Dear UC Riverside Faculty: The pandemic has drastically impacted the global community, and the students of UC Riverside have not been immune to this turmoil. While some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic were foreseeable — financial hardship, stress and anxiety, widening achievement gaps, loss of learning, and racial inequities have been unpredictable...

Classroom technology on the RISE

UC Riverside is getting ready for new modes of instruction this fall as it unveils classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art video and audio technology. The program, called Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, will feature classrooms that allow for both in-person and remote options for the same class. The campus is planning for a return...

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars 

Meet the 2021 Goldwater, Fulbright scholars Undergraduate students are recognized for their achievements and future career plans Goldwater scholars Shayan Saeed and Ryan Gates; and U.S. Fulbright scholars Jacqueline Aguirre de la O and Zehra Qazi are recipients of two of the nation’s most prestigious awards. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is one of the...

UCR, University Innovation Alliance mark milestone

The University Innovation Alliance, or UIA, a national group of public research universities working to improve student success, announced June 7 that it has exceeded graduation targets set during President Obama’s College Opportunity Summit. The University of California, Riverside, is one of 11 founding members of the UIA, which launched in 2014. At its inception...

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown, Ph.D., is the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education at the University of California, Riverside. Brown earned her B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and M.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with a Minor in Agribusiness, both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Victoria Lu ‘22 Named Recipient of 2021 Mentor Collective Scholarship

Third-year student Victoria Lu ‘22 was awarded one of five $600 scholarships for her submission detailing how her mentorship has helped her navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Mentor Collective awarded five of these scholarships to mentors and mentees from across their 75+ programs at colleges and universities across the country. In order to be eligible...

Blog: Design with Students

Over the past two years, I have had the pleasure of working with an outstanding team of dedicated UCR staff, faculty, and students through a journey of exploration and experimentation -- all with the goal of empowering UCR students to reach their career goals. This work was part of the University Innovation Alliance’s “Bridging the...

Fall Listening Tour

Join Dr. Jennifer Brown as she discusses fall 2020 remote learning feedback with students. All undergraduates are invited to share their experience with UCR's Fall 2020 term. What worked, what didn't, and what we missed. There are two sessions to choose between: Monday, Dec. 7: Registration Link Tuesday, Dec. 8: Registration Link

Vice Provost Named to National Consortium Board

Jennifer Brown, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Education, has been elected to the Reinvention Collaborative board, a national consortium dedicated to reinventing undergraduate education at research universities. Jennifer Brown Brown began serving a three-year term on the board, which includes representatives from public and private research universities, in late September. “As a member of...