In addition to the resources listed in the tabs below, here are a few reminders to help you continually improve.
- Submit your completed syllabus prior to the start of the term to your program chair and to Kay Robertson, Assistant to the Dean.
- Notify the Bookstore of texts as soon as possible using the Faculty Textbook Adoption System.
- Request a course Blackboard site (if desired) in advance using the Faculty Blackboard Course Request System.
- Determine multimedia needs ahead of time and prepare failsafes. Review the Multimedia Classroom Guide.
- Plan to attend spring and fall faculty meetings, SPCS Night and Commencement.
You may also wish to become a Safe Zone Ally to support LGBTQ members of the Richmond community.
Share Your Story. Tell us what teaching at SPCS and UR means to you
Tuition Remission. Submit with registration to apply for Think Again tuition remission
Fund Request. Use for professional development activities, class instructional support/social funds, or Weinstein Center fees
Required Elements of a Syllabus. Brief guidelines with resources for writing and submitting your syllabus.
If you experience difficulties in this course, do not hesitate to consult with me. There are also other resources that can support you in your efforts to meet course requirements.
Academic Skills Center (804) 289-8626 or (804) 289-8956 — Assists students in assessing their academic strengths and weaknesses; honing their academic skills through teaching effective test preparation, critical reading and thinking, information processing, concentration, and related techniques; working on specific subject areas (e.g., calculus, chemistry, accounting, etc.); and encouraging campus and community involvement.
Career Services (804) 289-8547 — Can assist you in exploring your interests and abilities, choosing a major, connecting with internships and learning experiences, investigating graduate and professional school options, and landing your first job. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor during your first year at SPCS. Your SPCS Career Advisor is Tonya Osmond (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Counseling and Psychological Services (804) 289-8119 — Assists students in improving their mental health and well-being, and in handling challenges that may impede their growth and development. Services include short-term counseling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychiatric consultation, and related services. Full-time SPCS students are eligible for free services.
Speech Center (804) 289-6409 — Assists with preparation and practice in the pursuit of excellence in public expression. Recording, playback, coaching and critique sessions offered by teams of student consultants trained to assist in developing ideas, arranging key points for more effective organization, improving style and delivery, and handling multimedia aids for individual and group presentations.
Writing Center (804) 289-8263 — Assists writers at all levels of experience, across all majors. Students can schedule appointments with trained writing consultants who offer friendly critiques of written work. As an SPCS student, you also have exclusive access to the Richmond Online Writing Lab (OWL): review guidelines for submitting assignments to the OWL.
Boatwright Library Research Librarians (804) 289-8876 — Research librarians assist students with identifying and locating resources for class assignments, research papers and other course projects. Librarians also provide research support for students and can respond to questions about evaluating and citing sources. Students can email, text or IM or schedule a personal research appointment to meet with a librarian in his/her office on the first floor Research and Collaborative Study area. Your SPCS Librarian is Carrie Ludovico (email@example.com).
The University of Richmond strives to ensure that the campus is safe and accessible for everyone. If you need to request a disability accommodation, review guidelines online at disability.richmond.edu.
The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success: commonground.richmond.edu
Students are expected to adhere to the University of Richmond Honor Code at all times. All work submitted should be original, completed for this class and no other. It is plagiarism to include other people ideas or information without documenting the source, including textbooks, books, articles, even the Internet: spcs.richmond.edu/degrees/students/academics/honorcode.html.
The University of Richmond values and supports students’ religious observance. Students who will miss class or other academic assignments because of religious observance are responsible for completing missed work. Students should contact the instructor within the first two weeks of the semester to make arrangements. The full religious observance policy is online: registrar.richmond.edu/services/policies.
Complete our Accomplishments form to notify SPCS staff, including our marketing and communications team, of accomplishments, congratulations and excellence. Form can be completed by SPCS full-time or adjunct faculty and SPCS staff.
Faculty Governance. SPCS faculty membership, responsibilities, and governance structure.
Faculty Handbook. For adjunct faculty in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
Learning Portfolio preparation handbook. A way students may earn credit for prior learning through the creation, submission, and assessment of a portfolio.
|Barnett, B. Lewis||Associate Professor, Math & Computer Science (A&S)|
|Bray, Scott||Assistant Chair, Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP), SPCS|
|Breeden, Susan*||University Registrar|
|Brown, Pat||Senior Associate Dean, SPCS|
|Cassada, Kate||Assistant Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, SPCS|
|Contrada, Christine||Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts, SPCS|
|Creamer, Kevin*||Director, Teaching, Learning & Technology|
|Eakin, Frank*||Professor of Religion; Chair, Master of Liberal Arts, SPCS|
|Fetrow, Jackie*||University Provost|
|Flynn-Morris, Gretchen||Director, HR Management Program; Interim Chair, HR Management (Undergraduate), SPCS|
|Harris, Bo||Chair, Emergency Management Program; Interim Chair, HR Management (Graduate), SPCS|
|Hoyt, Crystal||Professor, Leadership Studies & Psychology (Leadership)|
|Kitchen, David||Associate Dean & Summer Programs Director, SPCS|
|Kuti, Laura||Assistant Chair, Curriculum & Instruction, SPCS|
|Ludovico, Carrie*||SPCS Librarian|
|Mew, Lionel||Chair, Information Systems, SPCS|
|Micas, Stephanie||Chair, Nonprofit Studies Program, SPCS|
|Murphy, Patty*||Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness|
|Nielson, Erik||Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts, SPCS|
|Roberts, Dan||Chair, Liberal Arts Program, SPCS|
|Shields, Tom||Chair, Graduate Education; Director, Center for Leadership in Education, SPCS|
|Slaughter, Ray||Associate Professor, Accounting (Business)|
|Snaza, Nathan||Director, Bridge to Success (A&S)|
|Stohr-Hunt, Tricia||Assistant Professor, Education (A&S)|
|Swartz, Ned||Associate Dean, SPCS|
|Taylor, Porcher||Chair, Paralegal Studies Program, SPCS|
|Walk, Ellen||Associate Dean for Administration, SPCS|
|Williams, Clark||Professor of Law (Law)|
|Wilson, Jamelle||Dean, SPCS|
|Zinn, John*||Enrollment Management, SPCS|
* Ex-Officio Member (has no voting rights)
Attend as Observers
- Kristen Ball, Registrar’s Office
- Judy Brushwood, SPCS
- Denard Hall, SPCS
Membership can vary from year to year. Voting members include all full-time SPCS faculty/program chairs, all SPCS deans, and representatives from the other schools as follows:
- 3 Representatives from the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
- 1 Representative from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business (Business)
- 1 Representative from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (Leadership)
- 1 Representative from the Richmond School of Law (Law)
Minutes of Academic Council meetings are made available to School faculty and staff upon request. Changes to academic programs and policies that are approved during Academic Council meetings are published in the upcoming academic year's School catalog unless otherwise indicated.
|Senior Associate Dean||Brown, Patricia|
|Education||Roberts, Wendell (Vice Chair)|
|Human Resource Management||Shumate, Donna|
|Liberal Arts||Mancastroppa, Roger (Chair)|
|Liberal Arts||Butterfield, Kevin|
|Nonprofit Studies||Leatherman, Richard|
|Paralegal Studies||Stravitz, Lindsey|
All meetings held at 5 p.m. in Special Programs Building (SPB) 217F, the SPCS Conference Room
- September 8, 2016
- October 13, 2016
- November 10, 2016
- December 8, 2016
- January 12, 2017
- February 9, 2017
- March 9, 2017
- April 13, 2017
- May 11, 2017
- June 8, 2017
Members appointed by the Dean to serve in an advisory capacity on SPCS matters.
Summer Study Abroad proposal. Use to propose a summer study abroad program and course(s).