Elements adoption, support, training, customization for different user groups
Virginia Tech uses an electronic faculty activity data system to collect and manage information about research and scholarship, creative works, teaching, extension, outreach, and service activities. This system, based on Symplectic Elements, automates the production of annual faculty activity reports, promotion and tenure dossiers, and CVs, as well as department, college, and university level reports. The system also enables deposit and claiming of scholarly works in the VTechWorks institutional repository and will feed public web profiles using CollabVT.
The university encourages, supports, and recognizes outstanding and diverse faculty through a variety of awards and recognition programs.
- The Academies of Faculty Service and Faculty Leadership recognize exemplary contributions of faculty members (all types: instructional, research, and administrative and professional) in formal service roles or in the area of leadership.
- The Alumni Distinguished Professorship (ADP), the University Distinguished Professorship (UDP), and the William E. Lavery Professorship are three different ways exceptional faculty members are recognized by the university and the Board of Visitors for their scholarly achievements, contributions, and distinguished careers within each professorship’s appointment guidelines.
- Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships are established by a donor who provides an endowment to support the salary and/or operating funds of the professor.
- The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost encourages and supports the nomination of faculty members for national and international awards, fellowships, and other recognition opportunities.
- Virginia Tech recognizes faculty excellence through a variety of other awards.
Faculty writing retreats and writing groups
Faculty writing retreats provide a time and place for faculty to focus on specific productivity goal in an environment of support and accountability and an opportunity to develop a network of peers outside of their departments or colleges.
All Virginia Tech faculty (tenured or tenure-track, collegiate, continued appointment or continued appointment track, research, extension, clinical, instructors, adjuncts) are invited to participate.
New Faculty Mentoring Grants
The Executive Vice President and Provost and the deans of each college provide funds to support a mentoring program for newly appointed tenure-track assistant professors, clinical assistant professors, assistant professors of practice, collegiate assistant professors, and University Libraries professional assistant professors on the continued-appointment track.
New Faculty resources
New faculty welcome videos from Academic Vice Presidents, faculty type informational videos, Human Resources information, Faculty Resources, and community and other helpful resources.
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
CETL partners with faculty and instructors to support the design, development, and implementation of learner-centered instruction.
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies
Find out how technology-rich learning environments and learning experiences can help you improve student learning. Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies is here to help you learn the tools and techniques you need to innovate in your classroom.
The Ombuds Program, officially named the Virginia Tech Office of Interactive Communication & Empowerment (VOICE), helps you navigate through that sea of conflict when it comes up. We offer tools, strategies and techniques that can help you go from where you are to where you want to be. If this is something valuable to you, reach out and we look forward to being of service.
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