Our goal is to elevate engaged learning so that it is central to our campus culture.
Welcome to the Office of Student Engagement. As Vice President, Academic Initiatives and Student Success, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with faculty, students, and staff from across the campus as we build upon and expand our efforts around engaged and experiential learning. There are already so many great opportunities available for students in the areas of research, study abroad, teaching and learning, internships and externships, as well as creative expression.
The goal of this office is to elevate engaged learning so that it is central to our campus culture. The Office of Student Engagement will serve as a resource and network hub for the campus, bringing together faculty, students, and staff as we expand our capacity to provide every UA student with a transformative educational experience.
In a more practical sense, the Office of Student Engagement oversees a committee of faculty and staff that evaluates and approves non-credit engaged learning experiences for University of Arizona students. It also oversees the distribution of central investments, thus expanding opportunities students will have to graduate with an “Engaged Learning Experience” formally noted on their transcript.
Please return to this site often, as it will be a key site for information on our initiative. It is the place where you can see how our network of dedicated faculty, staff, and students are elevating the University of Arizona to the status of national leader in the area of engaged learning.
Vincent J. Del Casino Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President, Academic Initiatives and Student Success
Professor, Geography and Development