What is a Collection?
Our collections are curated sets of instructional materials and videos from seminars, lecture series and classes. To view a collection, click on dropdown in the navigation bar or navigate below. Links to the source of a course, lecture or material take you typically to a department, institute, or center's website. Click on the title of the course, lecture or material to view it.
California, even in tough budget times, has many classroom vacancies in the fields of secondary mathematics and science. In conjuntion with the Hewlett Foundation and the Boeing Foundation, the University of California, Irvine has prepared, to date, five online resources to assist potential secondary math and science teachers to pass the qualifying exam. This collection of resources is listed below.
UCI Extension has been a leader in California and nationally in providing training and support to gifted and talented programs during a time of significant budget constraints, including full elimination of funding for GATE programs from school district budgets. We are pleased to offer this large collection of seminars on how parents and teachers can integrate program elements of gifted and talented education, regardless of whether it is done in the whole class setting, as a pullout program, or via enrichment activities in the home. To stay abreast of new developments and being in touch with others in the community of GATE educators and parents, click here, create a new account. You will be redirected to the course and prompted for the enrollment key. Enter "gate_access" and welcome to the community site.
The INSIDE UCI series, offered in Summer Session 2010 as an element of the core course of the Freshman Start Summer Program: University Studies 83, introduced incoming students to the campus research environment and the myriad of learning opportunities available. The course is designed to provide a solid foundation to support academic and social success at the university. We hope that this glimpse into academic and campus life will be valuable to prospective UCI students and also serve as a general introduction for high school students looking for a window into college education.
OpenChem is first and foremost to extend the benefit that we have seen since 2009 from open and free publication of individual chemistry courses to an entire curriculum. What MIT did ten years ago with its OpenCourseWare initiative was to plant the idea of making quality educational resources universally accessible. The MOOCs have laudably extended this approach by providing instructional paths through individual courses at scale. What UCI hopes to do with this initiative is to present a coherent, full curriculum by a top faculty. Today, a learner can sit with us in our lecture halls and follow four years' worth of chemistry core classes and electives. That is the key innovation: making a full undergraduate education's worth of classes available for immediate incorporation in part or in full by institutions of higher education or by individual professors.
This collection was created for the Orange County Alliance for Community Health Research. It was supported by the UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). Read more about the ICTS here.
Our most rapdily growing collection is in the area of public health. We are pleased to include the foundational course in public health, Public Health 200, as part of this collection. This collection also includes a series of lectures around global and local public health issues. Finally, we incorporate a talk from the School of Biological Sciences on the growing problem of vaccine hesitancy. The issues range from public health in war zones to homelessness in Orange County. For those interested in pursuing publich health undergraduate or graduate education, check http://publichealth.uci.edu.
This collection below is a small representation of UCI's growing strengths in the fields of sustainability, water resource management, public health (listed separately above), and alternative energy. We post here the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs Sustainability Seminar Series. University Extension's recently launched Sustainability Leadership Certificate is another example of the level of interest in this crucial topic at UCI.