As Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning, Michael Dennin is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate experience at UC Irvine. He oversees programs that connect students to a wide range of academic programs and services and supports faculty and TAs in their efforts to teach undergraduate courses.

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Under the leadership of Michael Dennin, the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) is the governing office for 3 separate divisions.

Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)

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.


Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI)

DTEI improves the quality of teaching and learning at UCI and beyond through research and dissemination of evidence-based pedagogy, including the use of technology and learning spaces. DTEI directly supports the professional development of faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students as scholarly teachers and fosters campuswide conversation about enhancing student learning.

DTEI services include

  • Faculty Development
  • Graduate/Postdoctoral student teaching development
  • —Training on educational technologies for instruction or content development
  • —Design of online content presentation and assessments
  • —Planning evaluation of online course efficacy
  • Consultation on online course design
  • Access to education research community and resources at UCI


Division of Summer Session

UCI Summer Session offers more than 800 courses across 70 academic disciplines each summer, including a wide variety of online classes. It is comprised of three different sessions; Session I and the 10 Week session generally begin in late June and typically finish the last week of July and the end of August, respectively. Summer Session II usually begins in early August and ends in early September. Summer Session makes it possible for students to make progress towards their degree year round, often making a difference for those who want to graduate on time or even early.



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