Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

The Office of the Provost sponsors many different programs and initiatives for department chairs, faculty, and students.

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The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) provides a broad range of academic career development opportunities such as workshops, mentoring, and support to all faculty members, including department chairs and deans.

nullUVA honors excellent teaching through several awards, fellowships, and grants. Some of the awards are administered by the Provost’s Office, other awards by the Teaching Resource Center.

World GlobeThe University of Virginia recognizes that its students and alumni increasingly pursue careers and lead lives that are global in nature. They will live and work abroad, they will travel extensively, they will cooperate virtually with foreign partners, and they will study lessons from other societies and cultures to address local and global challenges.

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Institutional accreditation assures students, parents, and members of the public that the University is an effective provider of high-quality educational programs and services.

Jefferson Public Citizen Student Tutoring

The Jefferson Public Citizens (JPC) program was launched at the University of Virginia to combine academics with public service and offer an
undergraduate student research experience.

Faculty leadership retreat conference attendees

Faculty at all levels of an academic organization face discrete leadership challenges. The very structure of our institution, the obligations and the privileges of shared governance, as well as the expectations of our faculty to be nationally recognized teachers and scholars, mean that faculty play many roles.

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The Master of Science in Data Science (MSDS) is an 11‐month professional masters program, designed to meet the increasingly data‐intensive needs of industry and government. The program starts near the beginning of July and ends the next year in mid-May. Core program courses will be taught by faculty from the Departments of Computer Science, Statistics, and Systems and Information Engineering.