Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Dennin is OCBJ Innovator of the year

Date: 
Tue, 08/13/2019

On August 13, 2019, The Orange County Business Journal named AirUCI faculty Michael Dennin as their Innovator of the Year.  Here is the announcement:
 
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
University of California, Irvine, Irvine
Michael Dennin, The Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning/ Dean of Undergraduate Education
Michael Dennin has contributed significantly to many milestones at UCI, but most recognizable is his ability to popularize science and bring active learning environments to higher education. Last year he launched UCI’s Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (OVPTL). The division has sparked updated academic programs, exciting community partnerships and national outreach like never before, resulting in a number of recognitions for UCI embracing student diversity and college access. In the past year Dennin has created many opportunities for milestones including: building the Anteater Learning Pavilion, creating the Active Learning Institute, creating a new campus space called the Student Success Initiatives Center, and an initiative called First-generation Faculty which had so much success the first two years, that now all the University of California schools have adopted it. In addition, he helped expand the Campuswide Honors Program, the international student excellence program, and fundraising opportunities.
 
Congratulations, Mike!