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The latest on VCU’s racial literacy requirement

Dear VCU Faculty and Staff, We write to share with you our progress in implementing VCU’s racial literacy requirement. You can read previous updates on the collaboration between faculty leaders and administrators to launch this requirement for fall 2024. Here is the latest. 1. The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UUCC) recommended at its October 19 […]

Mays appointed interim dean of University College

Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that D’Arcy Mays, Ph.D. has agreed to serve as the interim dean for University College, effective November 15, 2023. Dr. Mays currently serves as professor and founding chair of the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. He also recently […]

Guidance regarding course modalities

Editor’s Note: Originally published on September 27, 2023, this guidance has been updated on October 24, 2023 to reflect changes, clarifications, and feedback from conversations with stakeholders across VCU’s campuses. Dear VCU faculty and staff: I hope your fall semester is off to a great start. The purpose of this message is to address the […]

Special call: Racial literacy courses for AY 2024-25

Dear Council of Deans (copy Associates Forum) and Faculty Senate Leadership: The University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UUCC), consistent with its responsibility for facilitating implementation of strategic initiatives related to undergraduate curricula, including responsibility for general education requirements, is issuing a call for courses to fill the racial literacy requirement. The need is urgent and it […]

Implementing VCU’s Racial Literacy Requirement

Dear VCU Faculty and Staff: I write today to share with you a student-centered decision to extend the implementation of VCU’s racial literacy requirement and the steps we will take with our faculty, through the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UUCC) to better position the institution to enact this requirement. Two years ago, the UUCC adopted […]

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