Join us on May 22

The Office of the Provost will hold a virtual town hall to discuss preparation for the fall semester. See more info and register »

General information

The Office of the Provost is continuing to monitor and plan for the spread of COVID-19. See the latest universitywide updates ».

Update on summer sessions

All courses in summer sessions beginning before July 9 are moving to remote instruction. See more details about changes to Summer Studies due to COVID-19 »

Gail Hackett, Provost [View Image]

Pass/Fail grade option for spring 2020

Because of the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the spring 2020 semester, VCU is offering a flexible grading policy to better accommodate our students and offer the best opportunity for their success.

Undergraduate and graduate students will have the option to choose between receiving standard letter grades (A-F) or the Pass/Fail grade option for each of their courses this semester. Learn more about the temporary Pass/Fail grade option »

Leadership searches

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

Current searches

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.

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Resources for academic and personal well-being

Student resources

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Resources for career and classroom development

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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 Showcase and Collaboratory
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
May 7, 2020
We're All In This Together Faculty/Student Connection During Social Distancing
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care are co-sponsoring a panel centered around faculty-student connection during social distancing.
May 22, 2020
Academic affairs town hall
The Office of the Provost is sponsoring a virtual town hall to discuss preparation for the fall semester on May 22.
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