Undergraduate Studies works with various units on campus to enhance the undergraduate educational experience and provide educational opportunities and support for undergraduate scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. Offices supported by Undergraduate Studies variously work at the transition from the high school to college experience, provide a broad based general education program extending throughout a student’s time at UNCW, provide targeted support for applied learning opportunities and enhancement of the undergraduate experience, and promote best teaching practices. The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies supports:
University Studies: University Studies, UNCW’s general education program, provides the basis for a liberal education that is extended throughout a student’s career to provide the varied skills necessary to succeed.
General Education Assessment: UNCW helps assure that students are meeting the goals of the general education program through an assessment process that uses course-embedded assignments across the curriculum as well as standardized instruments.
eTEAL (experiencing Transformative Education through Applied Learning): eTEAL is UNCW’s quality enhancement plan dedicated to improving applied learning experiences.
Honors Scholars College and CSURF: The Honors College oversees a rigorous academic program that provides opportunities for undergraduates to engage in creative scholarly activity. CSURF, the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, supports undergraduate scholarly activity for all UNCW undergraduates through travel grants, workshops, and logistics.
Office of International Programs: The Office of International Programs is the main office supporting and promoting the international dimension of the UNCW campus, including various study abroad programs.
Center for Teaching Excellence: The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) promotes teaching excellence by fostering a campus-wide climate where teaching and striving to incorporate best practices in teaching is highly valued. CTE supports workshops, seminars and conferences, faculty development, and various aspects of best practices in teaching.
Isaac Bear Early College High School: Isaac Bear Early College High School is a partnership with New Hanover County Schools that provides students an accelerated high school education program including UNCW courses during their junior and senior years.
A major emphasis of the Office of Undergraduate Studies is to support applied learning in its various forms. Application of principles in a practical setting either within the classroom or outside the classroom is an essential part of the educational experience of undergraduates at UNCW.