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Welcome to the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Emanuel D. (Mannie) Pollack, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Emanuel PollackAs a member of the Provost’s management team, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (VPUA) and his staff oversee and coordinate a variety of programs and activities that affect the UIC undergraduate experience, well-being, and academic success. The Office of the VPUA collaborates with a broad range of campus units including the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the eight undergraduate-serving colleges, departments, faculty, and others in planning and implementing programs that enhance the academic life of the student and that lead to graduation and overall success. The VPUA office has responsibility for the administration of the Office of Study Abroad, Army ROTC, UIC Summer College, campus-wide undergraduate research programs, select advising resources, and implementation of the UIC Strategic Plan for Increasing Undergraduate Success.

The VPUA office also engages with external entities such as other universities and school systems on matters of mutual interest.

Students are invited to contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs with comments and suggestions related to assuring high educational achievement.

Biographical Summary

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The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs (VPUA) reports directly to the Provost and is the chief academic and administrative officer responsible for overseeing and coordinating the undergraduate experience, which includes, among other components, the Study Abroad Office, Guaranteed Professional Program Admission, the Advising Resource Center, the Office of Classroom Learning Environments, ARMY ROTC, the new Undergraduate Success Center. VPUA also coordinates UIC Summer College, the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, the Undergraduate Research Experience, the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award, and others. In cooperation with Campus Housing and the Honors College, VPUA also sponsors the UIC Freshman Read.