2017 Projects

Team 4 VCU: Ram Resources: Helping Faculty Help Students

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This project seeks to meet the needs of VCU students by providing an environment that encourages well-being and connects struggling students with needed resources to succeed in their academic careers. The Ram Resources Project will help reduce the detrimental impact of academic performance related stress by: (a) developing a module for presentation at new faculty orientation; (2) creating a resource brochure and an easy to navigate online platform of available resources; and (3) developing a program of faculty ambassadors to serve as a department contact to help faculty help students with stress.

Pemra Cetin, Assistant Dean, School of Medicine
Winnie Chan, Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Sciences
Deborah DiazGranados, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
Quinton Johnson, Director of Export Compliance, Office of Research and Innovation
Donna Patterson, Systems Administrator, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Margaret Price, Director, University Relations
Cheri Stickels, Executive Assistant and AVP for Public Safety, VCU Police

Linda Hancock
, Clinician and Director, Wellness Resource Center

Quest for Distinction Theme
Theme I: Become a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment