Offices in the Division-Education at Carnegie Mellon University - Carnegie Mellon University

Offices in the Vice Provost for Education (VPE) Division

The information below lists the directors or assistant vice provosts leading the nine primary offices in the division; summarizes the programs and services of those offices; and provides primary contact information for those offices.


Academic Development

Academic Development

Linda Hooper, Director

Address:
Academic Development
4910 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Cyert Hall, B5

Phone: +1 412-268-6878

Fax: +1 412-268-1396

Email: acad-dev@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/acadev/index.html

Under the leadership of Linda Hooper, Academic Development has become a nationally award-winning center, receiving the 2014 Best Program at the university-level from the National Tutoring Association. The professional staff, complemented by a dedicated and talented core of paraprofessional peer tutors, assist students in developing skills, strategies, and behaviors needed to perform as confident, independent, and active learners. The center provides academic coaching, peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and EXCEL collaborative learning groups in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC)

Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center (CMARC)

Ty Walton, Director

Address:
4910 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall A-64
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Cyert Hall A-64

Phone: +1 412-268-2150

Fax: +1 412-268-1527

Email: cmarc-department@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/cmarc/index.html

Ty Walton and her staff are committed to supporting students in their academic and personal development by providing academic coaching and advocacy for historically underrepresented groups and undergraduate students in transition. CMARC staff promote student self-reliance and responsible decision-making, support the national commitment to attract and enroll diverse groups in STEM fields, and coordinate opportunities for professional development and information sharing among academic advisors serving students in the university's seven colleges and schools.

Eberly Center Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation

Eberly Center Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation

Marsha Lovett, Ph.D., Director

Address:
5000 Forbes Avenue
Cyert Hall, Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Cyert Hall, Suite 102

Phone: +1-412-268-2896

Email: eberly-ctr@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/eberly/

Benefiting from Marsha Lovett's teaching and research in cognitive psychology, Eberly Center staff use theoretical and empirical principles to help faculty and graduate students innovate their teaching, create new modes of learning for their students, and use data to guide ongoing improvement. The Center offers individual, group, and departmental consultations on topics ranging from developing innovative teaching strategies, to incorporating technology effectively, to course or program assessment. In the last two years, individual and departmental consultations have doubled. The Center is an internationally recognized leader among university teaching centers, with Eberly experts conducting presentations and workshops requested by educational institutions or government agencies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, and Asia. The book, How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching, co-authored by Eberly staff, is currently #3 on The Chronicle’s “Top 10 Books on Teaching,” and has been translated into several languages.

Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach

Judith Hallinen, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach

Address:
Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach
Wean Hall 4612
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Wean Hall 4612

Phone: +1 412-268-1498

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/gelfand/index.html

Judith Hallinen and the staff of the Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach collaborate with members of the campus community and external agencies to create and support activities that enable Carnegie Mellon faculty, students, and staff to use their expertise to improve quality of life or solve problems in Pittsburgh-area communities, with a focus on initiatives that improve opportunities for children in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas. This work includes individualized consultations to create and implement effective Broader Impacts strategies. The staff facilitates partnership development with school districts and organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond to design and implement programs and service learning course activities. Annually, more than 10,000 K-12 students participate in educational or recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon. The center also provides Act 48 activities and approvals, with educators earning over 7,000 Act 48 hours at Carnegie Mellon annually. Judy may be contacted at h...@cmu.edu.

Global Communication Center

Global Communication Center

Joanna Wolfe, Ph.D., Director

Address:
Global Communication Center
Hunt Library First Floor
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone: +1-412-268-9633

Email: gcc-cmu@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/gcc/index.html

Along with having extensive experience with academic and professional writing, Joanna Wolfe is an active researcher in communication studies and pedagogy. She and her professional and graduate staff work collectively to help students strengthen their written, oral, and visual communication by providing one-on-one tutoring and workshops, and by working with faculty to develop communication instruction. Workshops topics offered by the Global Communication Center (GCC) range from writing technical papers, to designing effective PowerPoint presentations, to an annual "dissertation boot camp" for Ph.D. students. Tutoring is provided in-person at the GCC or by video feedback through the GCC's eTutoring program.

Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Address:
Graduate Education
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Warner Hall 533

Phone: +1-412-268-7307

Email: grad-ed@cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/graduate

Suzie Laurich-McIntyre and her staff work collaboratively with faculty, graduate program coordinators and administrators, and student affairs staff to enhance and enrich graduate student education. The office's particular foci include graduate student retention, underrepresented students, advocacy, and policy. Activities specific to student retention include orientations, professional development seminars, conference funding and small research grants, programming for underrepresented students, support of graduate student organizations and coordination of graduate student recognition programs. Laurich-McIntyre chairs the Associate Deans for Graduate Policy council, is the ombudsman for the graduate students, co-advises the Graduate Student Association, coordinates national fellowship processes, and represents Carnegie Mellon on national committees.


Intercultural Communications Center (ICC)

Intercultural Communications Center (ICC)

Peggy Allen Heidish, Director

Address:
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Warner Hall 308

Phone: +1-412-268-4979

Email: eslhelp@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/icc/index.shtml

Peggy Heidish and the ICC staff work directly with international students to help them develop language and cultural skills crucial for full participation in the CMU educational experience. Classes are customized for the CMU environment, offering more than 37 different options to meet the diverse needs of CMU international students. The ICC administers the international teaching assistant (ITA) test (required by CMU policy and PA law) and also provides extensive resources to help ITAs develop the skills needed to effectively interact with students. As one of the earliest ITA programs in the country, the ICC has served as a model for many other ITA testing and training centers. The ICC also provides data and expertise to departments so that they can identify and respond to the changing needs of international students and more effectively assess language readiness. Peggy Heidish and the highly trained Language Development Specialists at the ICC have a national reputation as leaders in supporting advanced language and cultural training for an increasingly diverse, global higher education population.

Open Learning Initiative

Open Learning Initiative

Norman Bier, Director

Address:
Open Learning Initiative
Cyert Hall 101B
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: Cyert Hall 101B

Phone: +1-412-268-2847

Website: http://oli.cmu.edu/

Norman Bier, Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) and Core Collaborations, continues Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in the research-based improvement of higher education, building upon and expanding the legacy of OLI. Partnering with other Simon Initiative efforts, OLI leverages learning science and technology to support the ongoing development of high-impact educational practices; integrate and contribute to the learning research community; and develop broad and deep collaborations with institutions, researchers, companies and other leaders in higher education and learning research. Many non-credit bearing courses are free and open to the public. Free courses are offered in many disciplines, please visit OLI Open + Free Courses for more information. Norman may be contacted at n...@cmu.edu.

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and Scholarships Office

Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and Scholarships Office

Stephanie Wallach, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Address:
Fellowship and Scholarship Office
Warner Hall 531
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Office: 5th Floor, Warner Hall

Phone: +1-412-268-5702

Fax: +1-412-268-6159

Stephanie Wallach and her staff enhance undergraduate students' development as scholars by introducing them to the range of research and fellowship opportunities. The Undergraduate Research Office provides seed funds for undergraduate research projects and conference presentations, recognizes students conducting research, and presents an annual undergraduate research symposium. The Fellowship and Scholarship Office works with students to help them develop competitive applications, identifies and supports faculty and staff for a select number of scholarships and fellowships, and manages campus selection processes.