2008 Projects

Bridging the Gaps: Building a University Link Tank

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This project proposed a University Link Tank as a mechanism by which to build bridges between employees via a network of small groups. Participation in the Link Tank would be voluntary and open to all VCU and Health System employees. The program would be modeled similarly to the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) program, which is administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence, but it would concentrate on issues that are not specifically related to teaching. Topics will be proposed annually. The program would also concentrate on effectively utilizing existing VCU resources to resolve issues.


Christian Barrett, Internal Medicine
James Frazier, Department of Dance and Choreography
Dale Jones, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Kelly Lockeman, Office of the Provost
Brigitte Sicat, School of Pharmacy
Donna Steigleder, VCU Health System Human Resources
Linda Zyzniewski, Department of Psychology


Frank Macrina, Edward Myers Professor of Dentistry and Vice President for Research