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Apr 7, 2017

Upcoming opportunities for faculty engagement

Provost updates, Faculty

Author: Office of the Provost

Spring commencement is 36 days away with many opportunities for faculty engagement leading up to it.

Ongoing: Community Engagement lightning talks now live

In celebration of the Division of Community Engagement's 10th anniversary, six Community Engagement Scholars from VCU gave 3-minute "lightning talks" about aspects of community engagement and shared their experiences on how the community has enhanced their teaching and scholarship. Watch their videos here.

April 11, 2017: Deadline to sign up for a strategic plan task group

Work on the university’s next strategic plan continues to gather momentum, as we explore the key themes and goals that will help us continue the progress made under Quest for Distinction. Strategic plan task groups will help define goals associated with each of the emerging themes within the plan. Sign up here.

April 12, 2017: Common Book author Bryan Stevenson speaks at VCU

Bryan Stevenson, author of the 2016-17 VCU Common Book, Just Mercy, will speak with VCU students, faculty, staff and the greater Richmond community on Wed., April 12, 2017 at 6 P.M. at the VCU Siegel Center. Read more.

April 28, 2017: Faculty Appreciation Reception and Lavender Graduation ceremony

Presented by the Office of Faculty Affairs, this event celebrates the teaching, research and service of Virginia Commonwealth University faculty. All VCU faculty are invited. RSVP here.

VCU will host its sixth-annual Lavender Graduation, a ceremony that celebrates the achievements of graduating gender and sexual orientation minority students and their allies. Faculty are encouraged to attend. Click here to learn more and register.

May 1, 2017: Applications close for Provost’s Office Faculty Fellows program 2017-18

The VCU Provost’s Office Faculty Fellow Program supports faculty members who have an interest in deepening their knowledge and skills in higher education administration and in contributing to the operations of the Provost’s Office. Learn more and apply by May 1, 2017 at 4 p.m.

May 1, 2017: Deadline for faculty to RSVP for May Commencement

VCU faculty who wish to participate in Commencement and the T&R faculty processional on May 13, 2017 must RSVP no later than May 1, 2017. Click here to RSVP. Note: April 14 is the final day for faculty to order regalia (if needed) for the ceremony. Click here to order.

May 16, 2017: Deadline to make a gift to the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign

VCU's Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign kicked off on Monday, April 3 and will run through Tuesday, May 16. Gifts also made throughout fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) are included in the campaign. Click here to watch the video message from Chief Venuti, or click here to donate.

 


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