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The Office of Undergraduate Education (UE) is a campus office reporting to the Provost. Its charge is to examine the entire undergraduate student experience, assess outcomes, identify gaps, and launch and support student-facing campus initiatives.  Current key projects in UE include a focus on first-year academic programs with the development of First Year Seminars; the coordination of undergraduate academic policies; the development of a coordinated campus advising structure; and the coordination and assessment of campus retention and persistence initiatives. We are currently working on a two-year initiative, Foundations of Excellence, which is focused on optimizing the first-year experience of our undergraduates. You can read a recent FoE update here.

Meet Our Team

The Office of Undergraduate Education includes Mary Kraus, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor;  Erica Ellingson, Associate Vice Provost; Shelly Bacon, Assistant Vice Provost; Roberto Arruda, Director of International Student Academic Success;  Heidi Mallon, Assessment Coordinator; Michelle Estrella, Director of Budget and Finance; and Elizabeth Garfield, Executive Aide to the Vice Provost.

Undergraduate Education oversees a variety of programs and offices that aren’t affiliated with any single college but that serve all students across campus and a cornerstone of our work is in developing and assessing initiatives that are focused on student success and engagement. These include:

Additional Information

Visit our current students website for more useful information, including information on academics; resources for academic support; advising; and more.

The Office of Undergraduate Education is located in the Regent Administrative Center, Suite 203. For more information, contact elizabeth.garfield@colorado.edu or 303-492-8477. 

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