Dr. Lawrence Williams
Vice Provost and Dean of University College
University College is home to the Air Force ROTC, the Army ROTC, the Graduation Initiative, Testing Services, the Tomás Rivera Center, the Office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services, the University Health Professions Office, the Writing Program, Multidisciplinary Studies, Institute for Law and Public Affairs, Core Curriculum & QEP, and the academic advising community.
University College is in the process of the planning the implementation of the Freshman Focus Initiative. The Freshman Focus Initiative was conceived in the Report of the Freshman Experience Task Force and is a strategy that appears in the Four-Year Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP) which the university is in the process of implementing. When the Freshman Focus Initiative is implemented beginning Fall Semester 2014, all freshmen and students with undecided majors will be members of the University College.
Undergraduate Studies. University College will also operate as the university office of undergraduate studies continuing to manage academic matters that were handled by the former Office of Undergraduate Studies, which include the coordination of the undergraduate curriculum, and handling academic processes and receiving student appeals that require action beyond the level of the college deans.
The Air Force ROTC provides opportunities for students to become commissioned officers in the United States Air Force.
The Army ROTC provides opportunities for students to become commissioned officers in the United States Army.
The Graduation Initiative is dedicated to increasing student retention and graduation rates and consequently to improving student success.
Testing Services provides exceptional assessment of our students’ achievements.
The Tomás Rivera Center provides innovative student support services and outstanding academic advising for a certain population of at-risk students.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services coordinates academic advising at UTSA and provides support services for the academic advising community.
The University Health Professions Office provides outstanding support for students wishing to pursue careers in the health professions.
The Institute for Law and Public Affairs implements a prelaw program to enhance a pre-law educational opportunities and increase the number of Texas students who gain admission to and excel in high quality law schools.
The Writing Program offers the writing courses that fulfill the requirements of the university’s core curriculum and assists our students in developing and polishing their writing skills.
The academic advising community (including the advising centers serving particular colleges, the Downtown Advising Center, and the Colleges’ Freshman Advising Center) provides first-rate academic advisement to our students.
The Associate Vice Provost provides administrative oversight and support for the implementation and assessment of the university’s Core Curriculum and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is a multidisciplinary degree which allows students much flexibility in designing degree programs that relate to their personal academic and career goals.