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Office of the Executive Vice President and University Provost


The undergraduate affairs office provides university-wide service and support for undergraduate degrees, academic success and co-curricular programs.

Offices and Services
Office of the Vice Provost
235-236 Strickler Hall

Dr. Dale Billingsley

The vice provost for undergraduate affairs works with the Undergraduate Council, the deans and the academic unit faculties, academic advisors and academic support programs to promote undergraduate student success, engagement, persistence and satisfaction at the University of Louisville. The vice provost works with the enrollment management offices of undergraduate admissions and orientation, financial aid, registrar, and tuition residency; with the associate provost and director of the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning to provide university-wide services for all students and pedagogical engagement and development support for faculty. The vice provost oversees student advocacy and is the provost's liaison to the university honors program and the McConnell Center.
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REACH
126 Strickler Hall

Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH) is the university's central undergraduate academic support unit.  The Welcome Center includes an information desk and study lounge, offices for the REACH Ambassador Peer Mentoring Program and offices for the REACH Academic Development Specialists, professional staff who provide academic coaching for at-risk students. The Learning Resource Center offers success seminars, supplemental instruction study sessions for difficult undergraduate courses, weekly scheduled tutoring for most 100, 200 and some 300 level courses, seminars for graduate examination preparation, and foreign language conversation tables.  The Math Resource Center provides drop-in tutoring for 100 and 200 level A&S and Speed School mathematics courses and Pathways courses.  The onsite Virtual Math Center serves as a drop-in computer center offering online resources and tutoring for software used in A&S, Speed School, and Pathways mathematics courses, and offers onsite and online fee-based programs for advancement in math skills.  The online Virtual Math Center offers resources 24/7 and scheduled online “real-time” tutoring for A&S and Speed School courses.  The Computer Resource Center in Ekstrom Library and the South Computer Center in the ITechZone both provide drop-in tutoring for computer literacy, student support for Blackboard, and scheduled tutoring for Business and Speed School programming courses.  REACH provides student staff support and tutoring for the Delphi Digital Media Studio.  REACH centers are located in Strickler Hall, Ekstrom Library and the Miller South Technology Building.  All REACH services and general programs are available to UofL students without charge.


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Student Advocate
126 Strickler Hall

The Student Advocate provides a "one-stop" confidential contact for students who need help in navigating through university systems policies and procedures and provides alternative means to resolve student complaints.  The Student Advocate makes sure the student concerns and complaints get to the appropriate academic and student affairs units and follows up to make sure they are addressed in a timely fashion.  The informal service is free and confidential.
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Undergraduate Advising Practice
346 Strickler Hall

The office of Undergraduate Advising Practice (UAP) is charged by the university
provost to work collaboratively with the undergraduate academic units in
promoting consistent and best practice in academic advising.  This
includes oversight of the university’s professional development
program for academic advisors and for the administration of AdvisorTrac,
a university-wide software program used for scheduling student advising
appointments and posting of advising notes.  The UAP office provides
leadership to university-wide advising committees, coordinates advising
initiatives, and collaborates with Undergraduate Affairs and Student
Affairs staff to promote student persistence and retention.  The UAP
office maintains a SharePoint site which serves as a resource to
advisors and advising center directors.   The office reports to the
vice-provost for Undergraduate Affairs.  Its web page can be found at:
www.louisville.edu/advising
 
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