Programs & Initiatives

Programs & Initiatives

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

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.

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