Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

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

Faculty members engaged in round table discussion groupFaculty excellence is foundational to organizational excellence and is rooted in the dedicated work of individual search committee members and chairs, and the committee as a whole, to attract the best possible applicant pool. We have put together a collection of resources that we hope will be of use to you in your search.

The Shannon Center, named for the University’s fourth president, Edgar Shannon Jr., has played a key role in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty to the University of Virginia.

RotundaThe primary purpose of the Board of Visitors Strategic Investment Fund of the University of Virginia is to serve as a source of funding for exceptional research, initiatives, or other investments that have the potential to transform a critical area of knowledge or operation and that will materially enhance the quality of the academic experience or further research progress of the University or support an affordable and excellent education for Virginians or expand economic development in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

the Cornerstone Plan Logo Illustration of the Uva Rotunda The University of Virginia has reached a defining moment in its history this year, with stakeholders from every corner of our community coming together to re-examine and re-imagine the University as we approach its third century. We are working together on a strategic plan that will assess UVa’s strengths and weaknesses, set priorities, and chart a bold, achievable course for the University’s future.

The Task Force is charged to raise and examine a broad range of issues related to the various groups that comprise the non-tenure track faculty ranks.

Students participate in class discussionUniversity Seminars (USEMS) are designed to give first-year students the opportunity to develop critical-thinking skills and explore new ideas in an environment that encourages interactive learning and intensive discussion. The seminars are based on ideas that have changed the way we think about our relation to the world around us.

Uva Charge An NSF Advance Program LogoThe goal of the NSF ADVANCE Program is to increase the participation of women in the academic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and social, behavioral and economic (SBE) science careers.