Category results for: Academic Affairs

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.”

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  […]

Seeking faculty comments on university LMS policy

VCU faculty members, we need your help. The university’s draft LMS policy is open for public comment now through April 12th. This draft reflects a year of work by many stakeholders. We have done our best to keep the policy straightforward so it addresses known student success and compliance needs.  Please share the link with your […]

Announcing VCU’s signature AI+ initiative and faculty survey

Dear Colleagues, The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the pending launch of VCU’s signature university-wide artificial intelligence initiative: Convergence Labs @ VCU for AI+.  What it is This initiative will position VCU to play to our strengths with a special focus on applied AI for the public good. It will be coordinated from […]

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 […]

Announcing credit-inclusive digital badges

Building on our success with non-credit digital badges, VCU Academic Affairs is excited to announce an opportunity for innovative digital badge concepts that integrate with credit courses.  We invite proposals that detail the specific courses involved, explain the need for these badges in both academic and industry contexts, and include confirmation of approval from the […]

Let’s talk QEP! An Invitation to the VCU Community

VCU Students, Faculty, and Staff – we want to hear from you! VCU is embarking on a plan to expand the university’s culture of research/ discovery/ artistic creation to more of our students. The university is doing that through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that focuses on creating a research-supportive curricular experience. The QEP is […]

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