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Susan R. Wente Archives

Provost announces expanded COACHE website with actions in response to faculty report

Oct. 23, 2017—Providing ongoing updates on initiatives related to the 2016 COACHE faculty satisfaction survey is the aim of the expanded COACHE website launched today by the Provost's Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on humanities

Oct. 23, 2017—Building on current strengths and “seizing opportunities to make the humanities at Vanderbilt truly exceptional” are at the core of the report from the Chancellor’s Committee on the Humanities, posted online today.

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New educational technologies website showcases digital learning collaborations

Oct. 20, 2017—In support of the Academic Strategic Plan, the site highlights initiatives that bolster Vanderbilt’s commitment to new technologies and practices that advance teaching, learning and discovery.

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Provost’s Open Dore on Location at Blair School Oct. 25

Oct. 17, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Blair School of Music. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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Bold $125 million investment supports landmark graduate student scholarships and leadership institute

Oct. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt is investing $125 million into one of the nation's most extensive graduate student scholarship programs and an innovative graduate student leadership institute.

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Final report on faculty job satisfaction survey released by working group

Sep. 25, 2017—A faculty working group has released a comprehensive report that shares findings from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) faculty satisfaction survey conducted last year.

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Provost issues call for proposals for TIPs, University Courses

Sep. 22, 2017—The provost's office is issuing a call for proposals for two internal faculty funding programs, Trans-Institutional Programs and University Courses, key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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September issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Sep. 21, 2017—Read the September 2017 issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.

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Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Sep. 21, 2017—Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.

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Vanderbilt calls for Supreme Court to strike down travel ban

Sep. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University today joined 30 universities calling on the Supreme Court to strike down President Trump’s travel ban. This reflects Vanderbilt’s commitment to an inclusive campus environment that attracts talented individuals from around the world to learn from each other and work together to discover the solutions to societal problems.

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