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VCU Awarded Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

September 17, 2018

The Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. VCU will be one of 96 recipients recognized in the November 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Full VCU News article.

Groundbreaking Research in LGBTQ Studies

September 11, 2018

Before a crowd of more than 350 students, faculty, staff and Richmond community members, Virginia Commonwealth University on Thursday, September 6, celebrated the depth and breadth of research in LGBTQ studies that is being conducted across the university.

 At the event, The Future of LGBTQ Studies at VCU: Spotlight on Faculty Research, 14 scholars from the College of Humanities and Sciences, the School of Social Work and VCU Libraries gave a brief overview of their research, and VCU leaders outlined plans for an expansion of LGBTQ research, curriculum, advocacy and community engagement. Full VCU News Article here.

What's New at VCU for 2018-19

September 11, 2018

Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., started his role as vice president for inclusive excellence in April. Prior to this appointment, he served as interim senior vice provost for faculty affairs and director of the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry & Innovation (iCubed) at VCU. He now leads the Division for Inclusive Excellence and the implementation of the newly adopted Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Action Plan designed to fulfill VCU’s vision of becoming a model university for inclusivity. Full VCU News Article.

Rescheduled: Teaching Excellence Academy: Making Your Classroom a Brave Space for Difficult Discussions

September 7, 2018

As classrooms become increasingly more diverse, it is important for faculty to facilitate an environment of inclusion. This can be challenging when the educational and political climate are fraught with frustration and tension that can spill over into the classroom. Faculty are in a unique position to model civil discourse, facilitate difficult dialogues, and create spaces where diversity of thought is encouraged.

Strategies for Making Your Classroom a Brave Space for Difficult Discussions is hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and facilitated by Dr. Erin Burke Brown of VCU ASPiRE, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 from noon to 1:00 p.m. This event is located at the Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Avenue, Room 4100. RSVP here.

Administrators: VCU Students Expect Diversity

August 30, 2018

As a result of its various programs and initiatives that make diversity and inclusion a top priority on campus, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has been ranked as one of Diverse’s Top 100 institutions for minority students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Full Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Article.

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