About Undergraduate Education

Vice Provost and Dean Carolyn Thomas

Dean & Vice Provost Carolyn Thomas welcomes the University Honors Program class of 2018

Welcome to Undergraduate Education.

Our office provides campuswide leadership for the delivery of undergraduate education and enhancement of student success, and acts as liaison on academic issues pertinent to undergraduate education with each of the colleges and other campus entities, including the Academic Senate, as well as to external units and agencies including the UC Office of the President, other universities, and relevant accreditation agencies.

We are dedicated to ensuring that UC Davis undergraduates fully participate in the dynamic intellectual life of our research university. In addition to serving as campus advocates for undergraduates, we offer a variety of programs to enhance the learning experiences available at UC Davis. Here, students will find individualized, challenging, and career-building experiences.  We encourage students to explore our programs and take a first step towards an internship in Washington D.C., a hands-on original research partnership with a renowned scholar, or a new set of skills in for twenty-first-century leadership.

For faculty and instructors, our Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers expert advice on teaching large and small classes and incorporating technological tools to enhance instructional creativity and collaboration.  Our Assessment Coordinator helps explore how students learn effectively in our courses and majors.  For those in STEM fields, iAMSTEM Hub provides new analytic tools and approaches to inform instruction and maximize student success.

-Carolyn Thomas
Dean & Vice Provost