As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at IU Bloomington, Dennis Groth’s responsibilities include initiatives aimed at enhancing student success, faculty excellence in teaching, and programs in academic advising, career development, undergraduate student support, engaged learning and undergraduate research, general education assessment, and academic student support. He is also responsible for coordinating a range of campus programs with the state commission for higher education.

He is an associate professor of informatics in the School of Informatics and Computing, with a research focus on the development of new database access and data mining techniques in support of data visualization activities, as well as understanding models of exploration in digital environments.

A past recipient of the Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence, Vice Provost Groth co-chaired a committee that created the report for the undergraduate student experience portion of the Campus Strategic Plan. He implemented improvements to academic and career advising for undergraduates at IU Bloomington. Creating and leading the IU2U program, Vice Provost Groth established a series of one-day workshops that prepare incoming international students and their families for IU and facilitate student success from the start of their collegiate journey.

Vice Provost Groth established the engaged learning office, which works to connect undergraduates to opportunities in research, internships, service-learning, overseas study, and capstone courses.

Event Registration Policy

HHC small-group programs labeled "SIGN-UP REQUIRED" have limited space, are open only to IU undergraduates, and require advance sign-up. You are welcome to bring friends. However, anyone who plans to attend an HHC small-group program must be an IU undergraduate and must sign up.

You may sign up for small group programs by filling out the form linked above.

CANCELLATIONS: If you must cancel your reservation, please email or phone Becca Creath (; 812-855-5296), but please try to do so in a timely fashion so that someone on the wait list can take advantage of the opportunity you must miss. We understand there are emergency situations; but in other cases, please let us know before the day of the program if you must cancel, as it is often difficult to reach those on the wait list on the day of a program.