Instruction & Student Success

Joseph A. Marolla, Ph.D., Vice Provost

The Office of the Vice Provost for Instruction and Student Success is responsible for efforts to improve the quality of instruction, the first-year student experience, assessment of student learning - including the university's Quality Enhancement Plan - and the oversight of student retention efforts.

Center for Teaching Excellence

The purpose of the Center for Teaching Excellence is to promote, enhance, and assess teaching effectiveness and student learning through faculty development.

For more information, please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website.

University College

The University College (UC) enhances student engagement and success by providing a central home for academic support services and the core curriculum.

The UC's mission is to enhance student success by offering programs and services that help students perform well in class, adjust to life at VCU, and become active participants in their own learning and college experience.

For more information, please visit the University College website.


Grace E. Harris Hall
1015 Floyd Avenue
5th Floor, Rm 5191
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Phone: (804) 827-0838
Fax: (804) 827-0837