VPUAAP Offices and Programs Academic Center for Excellence Provides learning support services to enable all UIC students to accomplish their academic goals. Academic Program Development Supports the colleges in the creation and revision of their curricula, and advises on issues of educational policy. Academic Program Review and Assessment Coordinates the campus-wide academic program review and assessment of student learning. Office for Advising Development Supports undergraduate academic advising at UIC. African American Academic Network Promotes success and high impact engagement for students of African descent through comprehensive programming. Army ROTC The UIC Army ROTC program commissions officers for Active, Guard, or Reserve service. CHANCE Program Assists UIC with its goal to increase recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. Office of External Fellowships Helps current UIC undergraduate and professional school students apply for nationally competitive awards. Office of First-Year Initiatives Home to UIC Transition Coaching, Flames Leadership Network, Summer College and Student Success Community Partnerships. Office of High School Development Coordinates UIC’s involvement with UIC College Preparatory High School. LARES Empowers Latinx and other students by providing support for their education and personal growth. L@S GANAS Academic support office for Latinx students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Native American Support Program Provides resources for Native American and other indigenous students to enhance their individual growth. Project Management for Student Success Initiatives Supports a collective change management culture at UIC with a focus on of retention and graduation of undergraduates. Office for Research on Student Success Conducts research to inform the development of programs and initiatives to address issues related to student success. Summer College Tuition-free programming for incoming, first-year students aimed at easing the transition from high school to college. Office of Undergraduate Research Connects UIC's undergraduates with funded and for-credit mentored research and scholarly opportunities.