The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) is dedicated to partnering and fostering community with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs to maximize students’ academic success through inclusive excellence. We accomplish this by cultivating equitable learning environments across campus through pedagogical development opportunities focused on integrating innovative, evidence-based, and inclusive teaching practices.
DTEI’s goals align with the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL) and Pillar 2 and 4 of the UCI Strategic Plan:
Enhance pedagogical training for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff by providing and developing certification, teaching assistant training, and fellowship programs.
Equity and Student Success
Partner with campus researchers to collect and disseminate data on evidence-based practices that the campus community can use to improve equity and student success.
Promote equitable digital learning through evidence-based course design and utilization of digital technologies by the UCI community.
Emerging Educational Practices
Coordinate efforts to systematically align campus learning environments with current and emerging educational practices to maximize student success.
Culture of Inquiry
Evaluate the impact of DTEI programs and campus learning environments on both students and instructors, utilizing assessment data to further improve equitable teaching and learning on campus.
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Professor of Physics
(949) 824-7761, 6988
Associate Vice Provost & Chief of Staff
DTEI Associate Dean, Professor of Teaching, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
PhD, Cell Biology
PhD, Cognitive Science
Director of Digital and Online Teaching (DOT)
M.S., Instructional Technology
M.S., Positive Organizational Development and Change
Interim Director, Academic Testing Center
PhD, Biological Sciences
Phd in Education Policy
Director, UCI Media and OVPTL Communications
B.A., Communication Processes
Admin and Business Coordinator
Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation and UCI Media
Lead Coordinator, Certificated Learning Assistants Program
Educational Development Specialist for Graduate Students & Postdocs
M.A., Educational Multimedia
PhD, Computational Science
M.A., Latin American Studies
Pedagogical Wellness Specialist
B.A., Public Health
Ph.D., Public Health
M.A., Public Health
M.A., Communication, Media & Learning Technologies Design
MLIS, Masters in Library and Information Science