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MSU Denver

Mission

Based in the Office of Academic Affairs, the mission of Undergraduate Studies is to deliver a deeply engaging, transformative educational experience for students through institution-wide collaboration, enhancing academic programs with High-Impact Practices and individualized guidance. We achieve this through:

  • Interdisciplinary and innovative learning.
  • Experiential and global education
  • Metacognitive development
  • In-depth and creative scholarship

Programs

Advising Systems

Army ROTC

Center for Individualized Learning

Honors Program

International Studies

One World One Water Center

Supplemental Instruction

Tutoring

Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship

Writing Center

These academic and co-curricular programs which comprise Undergraduate Studies strive to deeply engage students in their education journey, help them achieve their full potential as undergraduate scholars, and launch them as successful professionals and community members.  Students who participate in these programs typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • the ability to self-advocate
  • interest in engaging on campus and in the broader community
  • intentionality in developing a plan for learning and professional development
  • awareness of the importance of self-authorship
  • adept at synthesizing their learning and articulating their educational journey

Undergraduate Studies also maintains close ties with the Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub).

Anchor Institution

In close alignment with the University’s community and civic engagement is its role as an Anchor Institution.

Per the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), an “anchor” institution is rooted in the local community in which it resides – rooted by mission, by invested capital, or by relationships to students, employees, and vendors. Anchor higher education institutions like MSU Denver are critical local engines and mission-driven organizations inextricably linked to the long term well-being of those they serve.

Areas of focus for anchor institutions are:
• Place-based investment
• Land use, housing, and anti-displacement development
• Inclusive local hiring and workforce development
• Inclusive local procurement and construction
• Small business development

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Undergraduate Studies Staff

photo of Dr. Elizabeth Parmelee

 

 

Elizabeth Parmelee, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.  She can be contacted at [email protected],  303-615-0409.

 

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Jill Lange, M.A. is the Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies.  She can be contacted at [email protected], 303-605-5853.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Parmelee, please contact Jill to confirm scheduling arrangements.

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