Office of the Provost
Vanderbilt climate surveys on sexual assault and misconduct show informed and engaged campus community, challenges remaining
Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University released on Oct. 15 the findings of two surveys conducted earlier this year assessing student, postdoctoral fellow and faculty experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
Vanderbilt faculty and postdocs report few experiences with sexual harassment in survey, but concerns persist
Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University has released the results of its first-ever sexual harassment survey of Vanderbilt University-employed faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
Oct. 10, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Ian Macara have been elected 2019 fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology.
Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, the new home of the University Courses program, invites applications from faculty members for innovative, interdisciplinary, team-taught courses that engage students in deep learning. Proposals are due Friday, Nov. 22.
Oct. 7, 2019—The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program, which helps faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.
Oct. 7, 2019—The Office of the Provost is issuing the sixth annual call for proposals for Trans-Institutional Programs, an internal faculty funding program that is a key initiative of the Academic Strategic Plan.
Oct. 7, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, described the economic and racial disparities inherent in environmental issues before a packed audience in Wyatt Rotunda Oct. 1.
Oct. 7, 2019—Trust is critical to our work together as a university community, and we can develop it by building connectedness across our different experiences, opinions and disciplines, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.
Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception
Oct. 3, 2019—The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.
Sep. 30, 2019—The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response marked its fifth anniversary earlier this month with a reception attended by students, faculty, staff and senior university leaders.
Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges have implemented significant initiatives in the past two years to develop faculty, foster inclusion and create new resources for teaching and research. An update published to the COACHE website highlights the more than 70 policy changes and new or expanded programs that have been developed in response to the 2016 Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, or COACHE, faculty job satisfaction survey.