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Vanderbilt provides full support for successful transition to online and alternative education

Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.

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Centralized web portal, workshops launched for online and alternative education resources

Mar. 13, 2020—The Office of Faculty Affairs has launched a new centralized web portal where faculty members can find the broad array of resources available to them as the university transitions all academic courses to online and alternative education.

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For faculty: Resources for moving to alternative education

Mar. 11, 2020—Online and alternative learning will launch Monday, March 16, for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The university is committed to providing faculty with the resources and support they need as this unprecedented shift is made to protect the health and safety of the campus community.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: International travel restrictions update

Mar. 9, 2020—Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and safety of the university community and the most vulnerable among it, Vanderbilt is restricting university-sponsored international travel to any country effective Tuesday, March 10, through April 30. As part of this change, Vanderbilt also will have restrictions on hosting new visitors to campus during this period.

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CANCELED: Sports and Society Committee to host luncheon and discussion March 19

Mar. 9, 2020—Faculty are invited to join a roundtable session on Thursday, March 19, focusing on research success stories from the Sports and Society Micro-Grant Program.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: Continuity planning for teaching

Mar. 7, 2020—Faculty are encouraged to develop contingency plans to allow for the continuation of teaching and research and to accommodate students or instructors who must undergo self-isolation or any other prolonged absence due to COVID-19.

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Survey on Vanderbilt foreign relationships opens for all federally funded faculty

Feb. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost is asking all university-employed principal investigators to complete the online Foreign Relationships and Sources survey to assist university compliance and federal disclosure obligations.

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Faculty development workshops for spring 2020 announced

Jan. 17, 2020—Faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout the spring 2020 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life and are presented by faculty and other senior leaders representing various disciplines.

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Nominations open for sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 6, 2020—The nomination window is open for the sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.

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Thirteen faculty members receive Provost Research Studios for 2019-20

Jan. 6, 2020—Thirteen faculty members from across the university have been awarded a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. The goal of the PRS is to support the professional development of full-time faculty who are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion ladder.

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Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit

Dec. 6, 2019—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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The Open Dore: Supporting the faculty

Nov. 13, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs, discusses the importance of faculty support and how Vanderbilt is leveraging data as a means to better understand the current campus climate.

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