Category results for: Faculty Affairs

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. […]

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  […]

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 […]

Call for nominations – VCU Distinguished Faculty Awards

Dear VCU faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University is dedicated to the true mission of public higher education: to create opportunities for every student who wants to earn a degree. VCU’s faculty personifies our mission to advance knowledge and student success, and we are grateful for the uncommon talent and dedication of our faculty members who excel […]

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 […]

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 […]

Restoring VCU’s Standard Tenure Clock Extensions

In April 2020, VCU established temporary flexibility for approving tenure clock extensions of up to one year for faculty members impacted by COVID-19. We are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication of our faculty during that tumultuous and uncertain time. We are also glad the university was able to offer support for those […]

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 […]

Congratulations to VCU’s Inaugural Class of NIRA Scholars!

President Michael Rao made the following announcement today regarding VCU’s first-ever NIRA honorees. Dear Colleagues: I am very proud to announce and congratulate the inaugural class of the National/International Recognition Award (NIRA) scholars. These colleagues represent the best of the best, personifying the uncommon excellence across VCU. This new annual award was created by Provost […]

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