The mission of the Division of Undergraduate Education is
to support and enrich the academic experiences
of undergraduate students
so that they succeed and thrive.

DUE provides leadership, advocacy and coordination for campus initiatives
that impact undergraduate education and enhance student access and retention.  Working with faculty, the Academic Senate, academic support staff and others,
DUE units deliver a wide variety of academic programs and services
that support undergraduate teaching and learning campuswide.

Mike Dennin

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current DUE opportunities & News

MICHAEL DENNIN named Interim Dean of DUE as of October 1, 2014.

Professor Dennin joined UC Irvine in 1997 as an assistant professor, and served as an acting associate dean for the Division of Undergraduate Education in 2003.  He has worked for many years within DUE on the Undecided/Undeclared Advising Program and also actively mentored UROP students.  He co-directed the ChaMP program and worked on the Curriculum Task Force for the UC Teach Program.  Professor Dennin holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  His research focuses on dynamics of foams, Langmuir monolayers, and modeling of ice mélange.  These studies in complex fluids is crucial for many applications including foam use in oil recovery as well as granular matter in the form of powders and pills in the medical industry. 

Professor Dennin is very active in on-line education and in increasing the public awareness of science.  He has served as Chair of the Academic Senate Committee on Courses, Chair of the Council on Educational Policy, and Chair of the steering committee for the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter.  He is a recipient of UCI Senate awards in all three categories: UCI Senate Distinguished mid-Career Award for Service, UCI Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, and UCI Senate Distinguished Assistant Professor Award for Research. 

View Dean Dennin's Faculty Profile >> 

ILTI GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP Come learn more about the latest call for new online learning proposals funded by the Office of the President Inniovative Learning Initiative (ILTI). The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC) of DUE is cosponsoring a workshop with the Distance Learning Center (DLC) and the Office of Information Technology on October 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm in Natural Sciences I, Room 1201. RSVPs are not required to attend.

View the Workshop Flier for additional details >> 

NEW STUDENT SEMINARS - DUE is once again offering a $1500 stipend to faculty who offer a Freshman Seminar to new UCI students to help them make their transition to the Research University academic environment. More details are available on the Freshman Seminar website and in the recent seminar call. Applications for spring are open until January 1, 2015. Contact Associate Dean Rudi Berkelhamer for additional information.

Apply now to teach a DUE New Student Seminar >> 

interesting DUE data

FALL 2013 STUDENT AND DUE PROFILE Each year, DUE's Assessment, Evaluation and Research Groupputs together summary data on Undergraduate Students.

View a printable PDF of our Fall 2013 Profile >> 


Antrepreneur Center

Student evaluations
of UCI instructors

Students teach their
own seminar classes

Process and documents for
2012-13 WASC review

A snapshot of UCI
Undergrads in F 2012

UC Undergraduate
Experience Survey

Programs that are
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Writing Consultation
and Tutoring

Department Tutoring

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and Resources

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Upper division honors programs
within the majors

National liberal arts honors society

Highly selective program featuring
a core curriculum for all majors

Programs for first-generation,
low income and disabled students

Advising for new freshmen
without a declared major

Small 1-unit classes for new freshmen

Year-long, multidisciplinary general education
course sequences for freshmen

UCI minor in civic and community engagement

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by the Office of Institutional Research

Undergraduate student data
gathered and analyzed by DUE

Assessment overview

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academic advising offices

Upper division students trained
to do academic advising

Advising for students who have or
wish to declare the Pharm Sci major

Advising for new freshmen
without a declared major

Resources and over 200 programs
in 35 countries for study abroad
throughout the year

services to comply with
government regulations
and promote intercultural

Undergraduate liaisons for
new international students

Live, study and intern in
Sacramento for UC credit

Live, study and intern in
Washington DC for UC credit

Internship resources and
opportunities on and off campus

Academic Testing Center

Prestigious merit-based scholarships
funded by outside agencies

General financial aid and
scholarships funded by UCI

Programs and lounge for transfer students

Programs for first-generation,
low income and disabled students

Teaching Learning and Technology Center

Learning and Academic Resource Center

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Seminars for new transfers

Requirements to select a new major

Programs for first-generation,
low income and disabled students

Top achieving new students
nominate influential high school
and community college
instructors for recognition