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Provost’s Monthly Academic Report (February 2024)

Message from the Provost In less than a month, VCU will host peer evaluators from SACSCOC who will review the efforts made on behalf of the university to earn its decennial reaccreditation. While the process began long before, it moved into high gear last April with the development of a Compliance Certification followed by a […]

Assessing teaching effectiveness committee launched

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce a new committee that will work to improve how VCU assesses teaching effectiveness. This important subject touches everything from the success of the students we serve, to the promotion and tenure of our faculty, and the accreditation of our university. (Further background information) The most recent report on […]

Brian Brown named interim Dean of the VCU School of Business

I am pleased to announce that Brian P. Brown Ph.D. has agreed to serve as the interim dean for the School of Business, effective January 22, 2024. Dr. Brown currently serves as a professor in the Department of Marketing.  Dr. Brown brings to this interim positing tremendous experience in academic leadership, research, teaching, and professional […]

Faculty preparation for spring 2024

Dear VCU Faculty, Welcome to the spring 2024 semester! We are writing to share and reiterate information as you start a new semester. Below are the top 10 points that faculty need to know before classes begin.  1. Faculty are expected to teach their course(s) in the modality originally scheduled. Details on this policy can […]

Video Message: Welcome to 2024 at VCU!

Provost Sotiropolous is welcoming VCU faculty and staff members back to campus for the new year and reminding them to make their voices heard on the recommendations created by their colleagues who served on the One VCU Academic Repositioning Task Force.

Important: new policy on grades for non-engaged students

Dear VCU faculty:                                                            We would like to announce an interim policy beginning spring 2024 to maintain federal financial aid compliance for our students. The interim policy […]