2015 Projects

Retention and Mentoring (RAM) Initiative

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Susan DiGiovanni, Internal Medicine
Donna Gibson, School of Education
Anne Hofler, Development and Alumni Relations
Florence Johnson, Audit and Compliance Services
Michael Southam-Gerow, Department of Psychology
Jenilee Stanley-Shanks, School of Engineering

 

The RAM Initiative's project focus is retention of excellent faculty and staff, particularly from underrepresented groups, so VCU can continue to deliver a premium...

The Artfulness Initiative: Art as a Tool for Mindfulness

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Dvora Courtland, VCU School of Business
George Deeb, School of Dentistry
Sarah Golding, Department of Biology
Arnold Kemp, School of the Arts
Whitney Lovelady, Division of Strategic Enrollment Management
Tito Luna, Division of Community Engagement
Molly Ransone, Division of Learning Innovation and Student Success
Mary Shelden, Department of Focused Inquiry

 

Through the Artfulness Initiative, VCU is poised to develop and pilot an online modular curriculum in mindfulness through the therapeutic arts. The program will be designed to be adaptable for various environments, but...

Promotion, Education, and Marketing of an Expanded VCU Bike Share Program

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Kellie Archer, Department of Biostatistics 
Tom Arodz, Department of Computer Science
Alison Breland, Department of Psychology
Dawn Crichlow, VCU Graduate School
Tom Klug, University Relations
 

The Promotion, Education, and Marketing of an Expanded VCU Bike Share Program propose to help promote, market, and provide education about an expanded bike share program at VCU. The goal of the bike share program is...

RAMSWay Safe Path

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Stephen Barkley, VCU Libraries 
Mary Beth Heller, VCU Center for Psychological Services and Development
Elizabeth (Libby) McDaniel, VCU Libraries
Kelechi (KC) Ogbonna, School of Pharmacy
Kendall Plageman, Division of Student Affairs
Angie Wetzel, School of Education
 

RAMSWay Safe Path promotes safety for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a series of safe walkways connecting key locations, such as classroom...

A Website to help the International Students Experience (WISE)

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David Allen, School of Nursing 
Agnes Chojecka, VCU Medical Center
Tori Keel, Division of Student Affairs
Norma Ortiz-Robinson, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
Susan O'Shea, VCU Qatar
 

Project WISE feels that educating faculty/staff about likely struggles international students face will aid in improving the experience international students have at VCU while also improving the effectiveness of that faculty/staff...