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SPCS Publishes Strategic Plan for 2017-2022

The SPCS Strategic Plan includes four strategic themes and five strategic goals.Read the Plan

Professional Development for Teachers

Professional development coursework for teachers and administrators.

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Osher Institute Introduces Online Registration

The Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of Richmond has introduced online registration for the fall 2017 semester! Existing members should review instructions for creating their accounts before registering.

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Think Again Fall 2017

Registration for Fall 2017 Think Again noncredit classes is now open online.Think Again Fall 2017

Find your path. Explore your potential.

More than 50 years ago, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) pioneered professional and continuing education in Richmond. Today, we enrich the lives and careers of thousands of part-time and nontraditional students of all ages.

As one of the five schools of the University of Richmond, we make available to nontraditional students the resources of the University. We’re the only school in the nation’s top 50 small private liberal arts colleges with a dedicated division for professional and continuing education.

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Faculty & Staff Notes

  • Named UR Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Ellen Walk, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean for Administration, received the UR Distinguished Educator Award for SPCS during the 2017 Colloquy celebration.

  • Published on Trauma Informed Care

    Dr. Erik Laursen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, recently published an article on Trauma Informed Care titled Healing Presence: Being with Kids in Pain in the CF Learning journal Thriving.

  • Quoted on Role of SOLs

    Dr. Tom Shields, Associate Professor of Education, Director of the Center for Leadership in Education, and Chair of the UR Graduate Education program, was quoted in an article titled State Considers Reducing Role of SOL Tests in the Chesterfield Observer.

  • Offered Back-to-School Tips

    Dr. Kate Cassada, Assistant Professor of Education and Assistant Chair of the graduate program in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, offered back-to-school tips for parents on the Max Sports & Fitness Health blog.

  • Quoted in Style Weekly

    Dr. David Kitchen, SPCS Associate Dean, was recently quoted in a Style Weekly article that features the UR Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program.

  • Featured in RTD's Discover Richmond

    Dr. April Greenan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, was featured, along with the SPCS class on music and medicine class she teaches, in a Discover Richmond article titled Here’s How Music and Medicine Intersect.

  • Presented to Nonprofit CEO Roundtable

    Kathy Laing, GC’08, GC’16, presented at the Captains’ Table, a monthly roundtable meeting of nonprofit CEOs sponsored by Union Bank and Sands Anderson, on “Talent Investment – A Critical Factor for Sustainability.”


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