Why academic freedom and inclusive excellence must coexist at VCU

When the principles of academic freedom are applied in the context of our university’s mission, faculty rights and responsibilities become apparent in the free pursuit of knowledge within disciplines.

Maintaining an equitable and inclusive work environment during this health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our work and learning environments and fundamentally changed how we interact with one another.

UPDATE FROM VCU'S COMMITTEE ON COMMEMORATIONS AND MEMORIALS

After an historical vote, VCU's Board of Visitors approves the de-commemoration of several buildings named for members of the Confederacy, the renaming of the School of the Arts building after a former dean and allows the Department of African American Studies to rename its academic building.

Active Citizen's Toolkit

The toolkit - a first in the Engaged Citizenship Series - prepares students for an active role in their community and using their voices through volunteering, voting, and protests to affect change. Self-enrollment is now open and ongoing.

Psychological Readiness and Return to Campus

A course developed by IES in partnership with the Office of Learning, Development & Organizational Culture to help prepare for the challenges inherent in change, especially as it relates to the pandemic, protests and other crises that confront us today.

Inclusive Excellence

“Diversity is among our greatest assets at VCU, and our effort to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment is the best approach toward leveraging this asset into universal excellence and success.”

- Dr. Aashir Nasim, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Organizational Assessment and Transformation (OAT)

OAT works with diversity and inclusion subject matter experts to collect, analyze and communicate institutional data and other information to a wide variety of constituents throughout VCU.

Communications and Information Management (CIM)

CIM collects and analyzes data from VCU Institutional Research and Decision Support and communicates it to the VCU community and external audiences.

IExcel Education

Through education, mentoring and dialogue, IExcel is the premier on-campus destination to learn, engage and reflect with faculty, staff, students and peers on diversity, inclusion and equity.

Special Interest Institutes and Centers (SIICs)

SIICs promote diversity and inclusion through research, education, advocacy and community partnerships and include iCubed, Q Collective and El Centro Latinx/Chicanx.

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