UE Unit Missions

Mission Statements


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Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising engages and supports the academic advising community in building agency and capacity to implement comprehensive, intentional, and evidence-based advising practices that empower undergraduate students to develop self-awareness, self-accountability, and self-actualization.


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Academic Assessment

The Academic Assessment Team (A-Team) supports evidence-informed decision-making at program, college, and campus levels by engaging campus partners in inquiry about student learning.


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Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE)

To promote and support effective learning for all UCD students.


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Center for Leadership and Learning (CLL)

The Center for Leadership Learning aims to educate and cultivate the next generation of leaders who have a strong sense of self-awareness, have the ability to work effectively with others, and who are civically and socially engaged.

The Center for Leadership Learning strives to meet its mission through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programs which are open to every undergraduate student. The CLL welcomes students from all majors, class levels, and degrees of leadership experience who wish to enhance their personal lives and the lives of others.


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First Year Seminars (FYS)

The First-Year Seminar (FYS) program provides a small classroom experience for students in their first-year on campus that engages faculty and undergraduate peers to explore intellectual and socially significant topics together.  Students are introduced to critical inquiry that facilitates their academic and personal transition as university scholars who examine contemporary and enduring issues, often transcending specific disciplines or world views.  Faculty members support this educational journey by emphasizing critical analysis, interpersonal communication, and active learning, including engagement in discovery research and creative work, thus providing a foundation for continued student success in subsequent coursework and full engagement as members of the campus community.


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International and Academic English (IAE)

International and Academic English works to ensure academic success for multilingual students, both domestic and international, by using data to identify, and eliminate barriers and by partnering across campus to support multilingual learners.


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Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions works with campus administrative and academic partners to offer and promote UC Davis quality courses during the summer to support our students’ successful advancement toward timely graduation.


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Testing Center

The UC Davis Testing Center is a pilot project offering services that meet the testing needs of our students and academic partners. We facilitate and proctor exam sessions to give students equitable opportunities to succeed, in an environment that cultivates integrity.


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UC Davis Washington Program

The Washington Program’s mission is to provide the highest quality experiential learning program for UC Davis undergraduates by offering professional development and internship opportunities that help inform students' transition from study to professional practice.


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UE Business Operations (UE Bus Ops)

The Business Operations Team strives to create a well-informed and prepared Undergraduate Education community by providing guidance for business practices, human resources and financial management to use university resources in the most efficient and effective manner.


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UE Communications (UEComm)

UE Communications promotes the work of Undergraduate Education and advocates for our values to campus and the public. We provide strategic support for Undergraduate Education, and have oversight to ensure that communications and applications are of the highest quality, consistent with the organization’s stated values, and in alignment with UC Davis’s identity standards. 


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Undergraduate Research Center (URC)

The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) encourages and facilitates research opportunities for UC Davis undergraduates in all majors and class levels. We offer awards and activities to support undergraduate research across the university. The URC promotes research as a high impact student experience to enhance readiness to succeed in future careers.

  • We partner with colleges, divisions, departments and faculty to serve the needs of all students
  • We function as a team with mutual respect and opportunity for all


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University Honors Program

The University Honors Program (UHP) enriches the diverse needs of academically high achieving, high potential and socially conscious undergraduates through innovative pedagogy and interdisciplinary opportunities that foster active and collaborative learning, discovery research or creative expression, leadership development, and civic engagement.  UHP students are inspired to take intellectual risks, assume campus, community and global leadership roles in a diverse and complex world, become agents of positive social change, and build and pursue inclusive excellence all through critical and close partnerships with faculty, staff and their peers.