Our values

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence and Faculty Success team at VCU promotes and enhances teaching effectiveness and student learning through faculty-centered development opportunities. We also support faculty success with a well-rounded 360 degree view of all things faculty must do to thrive throughout their careers. This full view of faculty success includes supporting faculty in teaching, scholarship, writing, performance and creative arts, career goal planning, leadership development, mentoring, balance and well-being, and so much more.

Supporting faculty success with a well-rounded 360 degree view of all things faculty must do to thrive throughout their careers

Our main values that drive our decision-making and approach to faculty success:

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  • Centering faculty voices
  • Equity focus, belonging, inclusion
  • Collaborative
  • Solution-oriented
  • Fun and interactive
  • ALL career paths & stages
  • Interdisciplinary (& disciplinary)
  • Peer coaching and support
  • Confidential; not “fixing” faculty; not tied to evaluation
  • Evidence-based

Although our primary constituents are faculty (of any rank or title), we also collaborate with deans, chairs, and administrators to support their leadership in relation to faculty success.