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Academic Strategic Plan

Vanderbilt launches the Wond’ry at its new Innovation Pavilion

Sep. 22, 2016—The Wond’ry is an innovation hub designed to foster trans-institutional collaboration among students, faculty and staff from all disciplines and backgrounds on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Vanderbilt faculty invited to forums to learn about several funding opportunities

Sep. 22, 2016—Faculty are invited to attend forums Sept. 30 and Oct. 10 to learn more about the 2016-17 application processes for different internal funding programs.

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University budgeting system evolves to support strategic priorities

Sep. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s budgeting system is evolving to give its colleges and schools greater responsibility over their own budgets while maintaining strong central services.

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University begins faculty approval process for new undergraduate business minor

Sep. 12, 2016—The curricular proposal to launch a new trans-institutional undergraduate business minor has been sent to the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management for review by their governance bodies. If approved, the proposed minor will launch in fall 2017.

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Troxel named director of Vanderbilt University DIVE initiative

Sep. 1, 2016—Associate Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lori A. Troxel will lead the creation and implementation of the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) program, which has been selected as Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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Chancellor marks progress in university’s Academic Strategic Plan

Aug. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s pioneering Academic Strategic Plan, now in its third year, continues to drive the institution forward, creating innovative solutions for the important issues facing society.

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Nwankwo named associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships

Aug. 18, 2016—Associate Professor of English Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo has been named to the newly created position of associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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13 cross-college collaborative projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 2, 2016—Thirteen interdisciplinary projects, ranging from cellular processes and smart cities to global health care issues, have been selected as the 2016 awardees of the Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative.

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Nationally recognized career expert to lead Vanderbilt student professional development center

May. 16, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years' experience supporting the career needs of college students and alumni, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development.

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Provost announces Immersion Vanderbilt Quality Enhancement Plan

May. 12, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today the selection of Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) is intended to advance student learning and will be assessed for five years as a component of Vanderbilt’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Valerie Hotchkiss named Vanderbilt’s university librarian

Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.

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