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Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services Contributions

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services (UAAS) plays an integral role in the ongoing efforts of the Lerner College to move forward on its Path to Prominence. The contributions of the UAAS focus on the “Undergraduate Academic Environment” milestone, as the primary mission of the Office is to provide students with the resources necessary to achieve their academic and career goals.

  1. A Diverse and Stimulating Undergraduate Academic Environment
    • In conjunction with the Admissions Office, plan recruiting events and activities to attract the best and the brightest. Expand the efforts of the Office in identifying high ability students who would be potential candidates for the Dean’s Scholar Program.
    • Evaluate the feasibility of expanding the services provided through the Excel Program (directed toward under-represented students) to include international students, those on exchange programs, and those planning to study abroad who may need enhanced skills for interacting in new cultures.
    • Determine additional measures to provide college support for academically at-risk students in the Lerner College through the existing REAP Program.
    • Continue to provide expert, one-on-one advisement to students as they select and pursue their academic goals. Examine ways to more effectively communicate with the undergraduate student population through expanded web communication, online newsletters, and additional outreach communication efforts.
    • In conjunction with the newly-established College Career Services unit, support efforts to provide career advisement, and internship, mentorship, and placement opportunities. Where feasible, assist in outreach efforts to establish business/student partnerships that could lead to undergraduate employment opportunities.
  2. The Global Initiative
    • Encourage study abroad opportunities in support of the College’s goal to expand study abroad opportunities and enrollment. Serve as a centralized resource for College programs offered internationally and work with students in guiding them in the selection of appropriate coursework and planning to ensure their graduation within four years.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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