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REAL Challenge Grants

Applications now being accepted; open to all full-time faculty and staff to advance experiential learning efforts. Find out how to apply »

Student success resources

Data, links and general information to help you get your students pointed in the right direction. Visit the Student Success website's resources page »

Gail Hackett, Provost

Student success: progress reports, midterm grades and more

Faculty play a vital role in engaging students with university resources that support their success. Early notification programs, which provide feedback on academic performance in their courses, is an important step.

For spring 2020, progress reports are due between Jan. 27 and Feb. 16; midterm grades are due between Feb. 17 and March 13. For additional faculty resources for student success, please visit

Leadership searches

The Office of the Provost oversees key academic leadership searches for the university.

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Our mission

The VCU Office of the Provost provides the platform for student and faculty success. We make sure our faculty and academic leaders are supported and well-prepared to deliver quality programs and curricula that fit our students’ needs, not the other way around. Helping them achieve their goals, and get everything they want out of their time here at VCU, remains our top priority.

Student support

Resources for academic and personal well-being

Student resources

Faculty support

Resources for career and classroom development

Faculty resources

Program success

Resources for academic program development and success

Program resources

Leadership development expert to address chairs, associate deans
Dr. Cathy Trower to discuss importance of campus climate during two days of presentations
Applications open for 2020 REAL Poster Session
Experiential learning showcase to take place at the ICA on April 6
VCU Faculty Participate in Fall 2019 Faculty Success Program
Seven VCU faculty members were selected to participate in the fall 2019 cohort of the Faculty Success Program, presented by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
REAL Council holds inaugural meeting
Permanent committee to serve as advisory board and curriculum committee for VCU's experiential learning initiative
Mellon Pathways Program publishes annual report
Document provides update on progress of partnership program with John Tyler and Reynolds Community Colleges
Champions for Change
New faculty learning community connects VCU, community colleges to promote inclusive teaching practices
Making Reflection Real
Hands-on workshop illustrates the importance of reflective pedagogy
Experiential learning the focus of first-ever REAL poster session
Experiential learning initiative continues to take shape after town hall
VCU/VUU announce dual degree partnership for engineering, science degrees
Three dual degree programs between neighboring universities set to begin fall 2019
Eleven advisors recognized with 2018 UAAB awards
Making REAL progress
Group to guide experiential learning initiative holds first meeting
Supporting VCU's culture of inclusion
VCU remains committed to our culture of inclusion,with a statement supporting the transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary members of our community.
Academic transformation expert visits VCU
Jan. 28, 2020
Department Chair Leadership Program - Jan. 28
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303
Department Chair Leadership Program welcomes Cathy Trower
Feb. 19, 2020
Department Chair Leadership Program - Feb. 19
Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-B
The Special and Important Role of Department Chairs in P&T Process
March 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Faculty Grants for NCFDD, Summer 2020
Applications for the NCFDD Faculty Success Program open until March 16, 2020
March 26, 2020
Department Chair Leadership Program - March 26
Student Commons, Virginia Room A-B
Creating Department Conditions and Practices Associated with Faculty Workload
April 6, 2020
Department Chair Leadership Program - April 6
Student Commons, Virginia Room A-B
New Budget Model
April 22, 2020
Department Chair Leadership Program - April 22
Student Commons, Virginia Room A-B
Recruiting Top Talent and Supporting Faculty