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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. […]

Provost’s Monthly Academic Report (April 2024)

Message from the Provost Dear VCU faculty and staff: You are inspiring! I cannot count the number of deep and meaningful conversations I have enjoyed with you, and our colleagues, since I launched the One VCU Academic Repositioning Task Force in the spring of 2023. We’ve talked about broad societal changes that are reshaping our […]

One VCU Academic Repositioning Draft Final Recommendations

As a result of the work of the One VCU Academic Repositioning Task Force, the community review of its recommendations, and in consultation with VCU senior leadership, the Provost will work with impacted units and respective governance organizations to reposition the university’s academic enterprise and implement the following recommendations: College of Humanities and Sciences Restructuring  […]