The Associate Academic Vice President for Undergraduate Studies assists faculty, chairs and deans in their responsibility to design, deliver and assess instruction to all undergraduates. The University Curriculum Council, the University Council on Teacher Education (both chaired by the AAVP-Undergraduate Studies) and the Center for Teaching and Learning are vehicles for advancing the instructional and learning activities of the university. This AAVP office facilitates the work of the Educator Preparation Program and the BYU-Public School Partnership that coordinate the campus-wide effort to train teachers for our nation’s schools.
The AAVP for Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with the Dean of Undergraduate Education hosts campus Forum assemblies, events that contribute to the university’s efforts to help students and faculty pursue a liberal education. Members of the university community are welcome to nominate speakers for Forums. In addition, this office supports all student academic associations—student-led groups that are sponsored by an academic college, school, department, or center for the purpose of deepening students’ engagement in the unit’s academic programs.