Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Initiatives
Retention, Progression, and Completion
The purpose of the Retention, Progression, and Completion Initiative is to develop a university-wide Retention, Progression, & Completion (RPC) strategic plan based on college plans that are data-based and contain key benchmarks for student success.
General Education Reform
In 2011 the Faculty Senate adopted a set of university-wide undergraduate learning outcomes and four new elements of undergraduate education to support achieving these learning outcomes. We are currently in the midst of a four-year roll out of our revised undergraduate curriculum. The first new element, First-Year Seminars, was introduced across campus in fall of 2012. These seminars introduce students to college life, the broad expectations of their discipline, and begin working toward the University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes.
Space Management is currently finalizing the testing of the space survey and resulting reports. This will help deans and department chairs make space decisions. We hope to roll out the survey to campus in spring 2014. It will affect every department on campus.
Mathematics Learning Center Initiative
William (Bill) Speer is heading this initiative. The MLC was established for several related reasons, all connected to the importance of addressing the need for, and subsequent failure rate of, students taking post-secondary remedial mathematics and/or "gateway" college credit courses.
Nellis Air Force Base Initiative
The UNLV Office at Nellis Air Force Base is part of the broader UNLV initiative to provide higher education courses and services to active duty military personnel and veterans in Southern Nevada. The opening of the Nellis Office marks the return of a UNLV presence to the base, after budget cuts caused the closing of the former office in 2010.
Academic Multicultural Resource Center
The Academic Multicultural Resource Center (AMRC) provides a supportive, safe, and friendly environment for the entire UNLV family regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The center is designed to foster greater awareness and appreciation for cultures and cultivate an intercultural community based on respect and understanding. The AMRC works collaboratively with academic, support, and service units to ensure that students receive the necessary support to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.