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Undergraduate Studies

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Steven H. Roberson, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

John R. Sopper, Executive Director of Undergraduate Studies

Created in 2009, Undergraduate Studies (US) fosters a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success by promoting learner success and persistence, enhancing faculty/staff development and support, and cultivating integrative and collaborative learning. Professionals in US work collaboratively and interdependently, both internally and externally, to offer comprehensive academic support, sustain high impact undergraduate pedagogy, create complementary faculty/staff development and engagement, implement innovative technological practices, and explore meaningful intersections between scholarship and interdisciplinary learning. US especially seeks interactive working relationships with our campus and community colleagues to create a community dedicated to learning and scholarship. US pledges to function organically, constantly seeking and manifesting realignments and new approaches in order to most ably respond to evolving responsibilities, opportunities, and necessities. Guided by our mission, values, vision, and current strategic areas, US further promises to create an inclusive and transparent environment of high energy and great expectations, with unwavering mutual respect for all learners.


To foster a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success.


As a flagship division, Undergraduate Studies will become a national and international innovator in vitalizing the academic experience for all undergraduates. Undergraduate Studies will take the lead to address the holistic academic needs of the twenty-first century learner through a collaborative approach. Undergraduate Studies will use data to inform divisional content, articulate collaborative strategic initiatives, and implement choice tactical approaches that complement and integrate academic and non-academic units in the interest of learner success. To assure currency with best practices and emerging opportunities for excellence, Undergraduate Studies will employ imagination and creativity in a tireless quest for discovery and innovation. As a learning and learner-centered organization, everyone in Undergraduate Studies is encouraged and expected to dream big, seek and propose new ways and means, continuously evaluate, and work across borders of every sort, and—above all—to seek direct relationships with students. Undergraduate Studies will do all of this, and more, with maximum zeal and optimum efficiency, constantly seeking ways to refocus resources of time, talent, and treasure to foster a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success.


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