Undergraduate Education at UT Dallas
The Office of Undergraduate Education’s mission is to ensure that educational experiences for all undergraduates are enriching, diverse, and challenging so that they become globally aware and engaged citizens, while also reaching their individual goals and potential.
Serving all undergraduates, we strive for equality through equity-minded practice. The Office of Undergraduate Education approaches student success holistically, working with stakeholders across campus.
Areas of Focus
The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) supports the coordination of undergraduate education across the eight schools and oversees a variety of services and initiatives critical to our five key areas of focus.
Retention refers to students’ enrollment from the first year at UT Dallas to the next year. Our programs designed to encourage retention focus on first year student engagement. These include the Freshman and Transfer Mentor Programs, the First Year Leaders program, and the Freshman Seminar Advisory Board.
Persistence & Growth
Persistence is the students’ willingness to continue at the institution throughout their undergraduate career. The Office of Undergraduate Education’s programming aimed at encouraging persistence focuses on growth. Taking an asset-based approach to the undergraduate student experience, these programs offer increasingly challenging leadership development opportunities.
Data Collection & Analysis
Serving all undergraduate students at UT Dallas requires knowing as much about their attributes and challenges as we can know. The Office of Undergraduate Education relies on the information gathered about our students through qualitative program assessment, surveys, institutional data, and other sources to develop programming and recommend policy adjustments.
Our academic support for students runs the gamut from one-on-one tutoring to guided pathway advising to peer-led-team learning.
The OUE manages several engagement programs designed to promote undergraduate mentorship, research, and service. Undergraduate Education coordinates academic advising, administers the teaching evaluation system, monitors academic compliance for NCAA athletes, manages pre-professional programs such as Pre-Health and Pre-Law, and collaborates with the Collegium V honors program. In addition, all freshman and sophomore students without declared majors are advised by the OUE. The Office oversees the Student Success Center which houses six units (Peer Led Team Learning, Supplemental Instruction, Peer Tutoring, Writing and Communication Center, Academic Success Coaching and Comets Cents Money Management Centers) designed to help undergraduate students find academic success at UT Dallas. The Student Outreach and Academic Retention (SOAR) office is dedicated to providing individualized academic advising support to students on probation as well as anyone wanting further academic advising assistance. Through the Graduation Help Desk, the OUE helps UT Dallas undergraduate students overcome obstacles to timely graduation.