Transformational Learning Opportunities
The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Studies is to advance the goals of the university as they pertain to excellence and quality in undergraduate education, undergraduate student learning, undergraduate student development, and academic student services across all colleges and departments.
Hicks Honors College
Dr. Karen B. Patterson
Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Resources and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Patterson oversees UNF’s Hicks Honors College, first year academic advising, Student Academic Success Services (SASS), and Undergraduate Research. Additionally, the Office of Undergraduate Studies offers support for experiential learning and study abroad through the Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) program. Dr. Patterson works with an array of partners from across campus to enhance UNF’s Freshman Experience, an integrated first-year program that brings together academics, residence life, and student affairs.
Katie Sarria is an Academic Advisor in the Academic Center for Excellence. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication from the University of Florida, where she was an active member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Before coming to University of North Florida, she worked as an Academic Advisor at Columbia College, advising primarily adult students and veteran students. She thinks forming relationships with students and staff across campus is the best part of being an advisor. She is currently pursuing her Master of Educational Leadership degree with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. In her spare time, she enjoys creating fun memories with her family, watching college football (go Gators!), spending time outside, and going to the gym.
March 14, 2017
7pm - 8pm
Thomas G. Carpenter Library, 1st floor
Dr. Luke Cornelius talks about the Trump administration's impact on higher education.
Popcorn and Politics is a monthly event to promote civil political inquiry and discussion amongst the campus community. Each month, faculty leads the discussion around a changing theme. All faculty, staff and students welcome.
April 14, 2017
The 17th annual Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) will be held April 14, 2017. This year, SOARS will feature the faculty showcase STARS, the Digital Humanities Initiative, an Interdisciplinary Hour, and graduate school recruiters and internship representatives from across the state. Be on the lookout for more information about the upcoming SOARS around campus and in your Osprey email and on the Office of Undergraduate Studies website!
Supplemental Instruction is a free academic program designed to help students succeed in historically difficult courses. The program provides study sessions led by students who have successfully completed the course and are eager to help their peers succeed. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together.
Students who attend 5 or more SI sessions experience a ½ to full letter grade increase
In Fall 2016 alone, there were more than 5000 visits to SI sessions
Courses across multiple disciplines are supported, including Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Physics, & Management
February 24-25, students from the University of North Florida attended the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC). This trip was sponsored and coordinated by the Office of Undergraduate Research. UNF had a record 55 presentations at FURC- a number that was unmatched by any other school including University of Florida and Florida State University. UNF students actively participated in the conference by listening to presentations by other students, attending workshops, and visiting the graduate school recruiters from various universities. Some students made connections this weekend that solidified their career goals and graduate school plans. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ourunf
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