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 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.

Statue of Thomas JeffersonThe University of Virginia provides open learning resources as a vital part of our mission to increase access to high-quality educational resources within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We invite you to join our outstanding faculty and the over 1.7 million learners from over 200 countries participating in our open online courses.

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The UVA Public Voices Fellowship is part of a prestigious national initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations. It is co-sponsored by the UVA Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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.