Arroyo Named VCU Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that we have concluded our national search for the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs position. Accordingly, I offered the position to Andrew T. Arroyo, Ed.D. who has accepted it and begins work immediately. Dr. Arroyo has served in that role in an interim capacity for more than […]

Provost Statement on the Board of Visitors’ Decision Regarding VCU’s Racial Literacy Requirement

Dear VCU Faculty: As you likely know, VCU’s Board of Visitors today, exercising their authority to determine university graduation mandates, signaled their support for the courses created to implement VCU’s Racial Literacy requirement but voted against mandating the requirement. Obviously, this is not the outcome for which we worked. As I told the Board, I […]

“General Education Curriculum and Graduation Mandates” on May 9 Board of Visitors Committee Agenda

The VCU Board of Visitors Academic and Health Affairs Committee is meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 2:00 pm. The meeting’s agenda includes a discussion of, “General Education Curriculum and Graduation Mandates.”

Advice for students and parents frustrated by delays in federal financial aid awards

Federal financial aid delays are frustrating students and parents this year, regardless of what university they attend or aspire to attend. Our colleague, Hernan Bucheli, Ph.D., VCU’s interim vice president for strategic enrollment management and student success, offers advice to those folks in a piece published today in the Virginia Mercury. At VCU, our message […]

Monthly Academic Report (May 2024)

Message from the Provost Thank you for an amazing academic year! I often say that great universities don’t simply fall from the sky. They are built intentionally – one decision, one student, and one discovery at a time. And they are built through the tremendous work of incredible faculty and staff members. As we prepare […]

Statement from the Provost Regarding VCU’s Racial Literacy Requirement Implementation

Thanks to the dedication and expertise of our faculty, VCU has the capacity to support a Racial Literacy requirement for incoming students as part of the General Education curriculum. I greatly appreciate and support our faculty’s work to develop these courses.  In March, the VCU Board of Visitors requested more information about the Racial Literacy […]

Update: April 11 BOV meeting cancelled

The VCU Board of Visitors meeting scheduled for April 11 was cancelled due to a lack of an in-person quorum.  The enrollment and budget workshop meetings were held as scheduled, as was a meeting of the board’s Academic and Health Affairs Committee (AHAC). The committee heard a presentation about the history and future of Focused Inquiry […]

Update: VCU Board of Visitors meets April 11

The VCU Board of Visitors will hold in-person enrollment and budget workshop meetings on April 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Immediately following the workshops, the Academic and Health Affairs Committee (AHAC) of the Board of Visitors and the full Board of Visitors will meet consecutively. As the BOV indicated at its March 22 meeting, it […]

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities: Understanding Muslim Identity and Islamophobia; and Addressing Antisemitism.

The VCU Division of Inclusive Excellence is offering the following professional development opportunities later this month: April 17: Understanding Muslim Identity and Islamophobia – Led by Dr. Amer F. Ahmed, an organizational strategist and co-founder of Equip Inclusive. This workshop will focus on exploring Muslim identity and offer strategies to combat Islamophobia and anti-Arab discrimination. […]

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