What is a Collection?

collection is a curated set of instructional materials and videos from seminars, lecture series and classes. To view a collection, click on the collection name below followed by View Collection, or use the Collections dropdown menu from the navigation bar at the top of the page. The collection\'s home page will have links to the collection\'s contents.

Current Collections

California has many classroom vacancies in the fields of secondary mathematics and science - even during tough economic times. In conjuntion with the Hewlett Foundation and the Boeing Foundation, UC Irvine has prepared a set of online resources (organized as courses) to assist prospective secondary math and science teachers in passing the qualifying exams. The resources are free and available on UC Irvine's Canvas platform. No registration is required. The materials are presetned "as-is" with practice quizzes available for self-study.


  1. The current CSET exam format includes both multiple-choice and constructed-response questions. Our review material includes only multiple-choice questions. For more information about the CSET exams, please visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.
  2. The science subtest topics have been realigned since this resource was originally developed. However, the content is still applicable and useful for review and self-study.

This lecture series features fascintating presentations by key faculty members in the areas of Chemistry, Earth System Science, and Mathematics.

The UCI Division of Continuing Education has been a leader in California and throughout the nation in providing training and support for gifted and talented programs during a time of significant budget challgenges including the complete elimination of funding for GATE programs from school district budgets. We are pleased to offer this large collection of seminars focusing on ways that parents and teachers can adapt GATE program elements for use in the classroom, as a "pullout" program, or as home-based enrichment activities.

INSIDE UCI, a unique part of Summer Session Special Programs, features presentations, tours, and workshops that offer a “front row seat” to the current research and diverse academic paths of prominent UCI researchers and industry experts.

Open Chemistry (OpenChem) provides a full curriculum of recorded lectures covering undergraduate chemistry plus selected graduate topics. Through lecture videos and ancillary materials, anyone in the world can effectively sit alongside UCI Irvine students and view complete undergraduate core and elective course lectures delivered by top faculty members. UCI's goal is to provide resources not only for learners, but for instructors, as well. Any of our OpenChem materials are immediately available for use by institutions or individual professors teaching their own courses.

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. The collection also includes a series of lectures discussing global and local public health issues, plus a talk from the School of Biological Sciences on the growing problem of vaccine hesitancy. Other issues addressed in this collection range from public health in war zones to homelessness in Orange County. For those interested in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in publich health, check http://publichealth.uci.edu.

This collection presents a set of courses and lectures on sustainability, water resource management, and alternative energy. For more information about these and other lectures, please visit the UCI Center for Unconventional Security Affairs Sustainability Series web page: http://www.cusa.uci.edu/programs-and-events/sustainability-series.

In this collection, UCI Open features TED and TEDx talks given by UCI faculty, all of which are offered under the standard Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licenses, which permits redisplay under the usage policy of TED.com: http://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/ted-talks-usage-policy.

To use this collection best, we provide links by school and professor to each of the talks. However, the menu  at the top of the screen is actually a YouTube playlist. You can use this playlist menu -  Visual demonstration of playlist menu as an alternative to using links. - at the top and left of the video to get a full list of talks and immediately begin to play the one you select.

​Featured Speakers

Lisa Naugle
​Sheron Wray

Biological Sciences
Francisco Ayala

Ted Eppel
Sasha Strauss

Bill Cooper
Marc Madou
Diego Rosso
Gregory Washington

Information and Computer Science
Bill Tomlinson

Erwin Chemerinsky

Warren Wiechmann

Physical Sciences
Vy Dong

Social Ecology
Charis Kubrin
Elizabeth Loftus
Richard Matthew
Sarah Pressman


Personal Journeys: Choices made, difficulties encountered, commitments grasped and joys revealed.

This informal lunchtime series is designed to build and strengthen bonds between people who teach, learn and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces the UCI values.