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Resources for Faculty

The University of Richmond recognizes and values the work of its faculty and staff. Be sure to visit the University’s Faculty and Staff page for updates on activities, event, accomplishments and more. Accomplishments submitted to SPCS via the Faculty/Staff Accomplishments form will be included in the Accomplishments section of this page.

Adjunct Faculty Information

The Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) has developed a comprehensive guide of processes and resources for adjunct faculty members.

Full Time Faculty Information

The following resources are provided for full-time faculty members.

Information for All Faculty

The following resources may provide useful to all SPCS faculty members:

  • Innovations in Teaching defining innovations in teaching along 14 dimensions, and nominations for annual award.
  • Determine multimedia needs ahead of time and prepare fail-safes.
  • Don’t forget to develop an instructional continuity plan in case of class cancellation.
  • Faculty meetings are held early in the spring and fall semesters. SPCS Night and Commencement are held early in May.
  • You may also wish to become a Safe Zone Ally to support LGBTQ members of the Richmond community.
  • If you are interested in additional employment opportunities at Richmond, visit SPCS job postings or the HR online jobs site.
  • Free and discounted professional development opportunities are available for all faculty; Review the list on the Adjunct Resources page.

Faculty Meetings

Fall: Friday, September 7, 2018, 4:30-8 p.m.

Spring: January 2019 date TBA, 4:30-8 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

  • Madden completes Trans Am Bike Race

    Ben Madden, History of Craft Brewing instructor in the SPCS Beer Brewer Professional Certificate program, was featured in a Richmond Times-Dispatch column by Bill Lohmann for completing the 4,300-mile Trans Am Bike Race from Astoria, Ore. to Yorktown, Va.

  • Shelton advises career switchers

    Assistant director of career services Becca Shelton offers career advice in a TalentCulture post titled 5 Ugly Myths About Changing Career in Your 30s. Shelton serves working professionals including SPCS students and UR alumni as a career advisor.

  • Gordon named interim deputy in City Hall

    Reggie Gordon, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Studies, has been named the City of Richmond’s interim Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services by Mayor Levar Stoney.

  • Lee quoted in Washington Post

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, Jepson School of Leadership Studies visiting lecturer and SPCS adjunct assistant professor, is quoted in a Washington Post article about teachers at the Stratford Hall teachers’ institute learning effective ways to teach about slavery.

  • Maurakis maps urban heat

    Dr. Eugene Maurakis, Visiting Research Scientist, collaborated with Dr. Jeremy Hoffman of the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Dr. Vivek Shandas from Portland State University, and UR and VCU students to explore the city’s heat island effect.

  • Nielson quoted in Buzzfeed article

    Dr. Erik Nielson, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of Liberal Arts in SPCS, is quoted in a BuzzFeed article titled A Bad Rap as an expert on the use of rap lyrics in court cases. The article addresses accusations against a high schooler based on a rap posted to SoundCloud.

  • Shields quoted in Williams column

    Dr. Tom Shields, Associate Professor & Chair of Graduate Education, is quoted in a Richmond Times-Dispatch column by Michael Paul Williams titled High-Stakes Standardized Testing is Cheating the Students about SOL testing “irregularities” at Carver Elementary School.

Fall 2017 SPCS Faculty Meeting

Professor Joe Ben Hoyle: Favorite Tips for Classroom Teaching