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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, August 25, 2017, 4:30-8 p.m.

Spring: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 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

  • Thornton mentioned in Personnel Today The lenses of ethical leadership in Prof. Linda Fisher Thornton’s 2013 book, 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership, were mentioned in an article on occupational health sustainability in Personnel Today.
  • Shields named SPCS associate dean

    Dr. Tom Shields, Associate Professor of Education, Graduate Education program chair, and Center for Leadership in Education director, has been named the SPCS Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, effective July 1, 2018.

  • Stern interviewed by WVTF RadioIQ about Beer Brewing

    Garrett Stern, SPCS Senior Program Manager for Professional Development programs, was interviewed in Beer Boom Leads to More Classes about the School’s new Professional Brewers Series.

  • Kay Robertson earns 15 year service award

    Kay Robertson, Assistant to Dean in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, was recognized for 15 years of service to SPCS at the University of Richmond’s annual Service Awards celebration held March 19, 2018.

  • Mary Catherine Raymond earns 15 year service award

    Mary Catherine Raymond, Senior Program Manager for Nondegree Programs in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, was recognized for 10 years of service to SPCS at the University of Richmond’s annual Service Awards celebration held March 19, 2018.

  • Flynn Morris named RVA SHRM president-elect

    Gretchen Flynn Morris, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Instructor of HR Management and Director of Strategic Management for Academic Programs, has been named President-Elect for Greater Richmond SHRM.

  • Brown announces retirement from UR

    Dr. Patricia Joy Johnson Brown, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies, has announced her retirement from the University of Richmond effective June 30, 2018, after nearly 23 years of successful leadership in SPCS.

  • Cassada promoted to associate professor

    Dr. Kate Cassada, Assistant Chair of Graduate Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Education by the University of Richmond Board of Trustees during its February meeting.

  • Lee receives trailblazer award

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, was awarded the John Jasper Trailblazer Award by Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond. The award is presented to those who have made significant contributions to the African-American community.

  • Watson receives Osher grant

    Peggy Watson, W’77, recently received a second $25,000 capacity-building grant on behalf of UR’s Osher Institute from The Bernard Osher Foundation. The award supports local membership and fundraising development efforts.

  • McAdams partners in receiving $1.3M grant

    Rob McAdams, director of University of Richmond’s Partners in the Arts, collaborated with Richmond Public Schools to receive a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a partnership to establish the Arts Integrated Learning Certificate Project. 

  • Artist-in-Residence Mad Skillz featured on Virginia Currents

    SPCS Artist-in-Residence Donnie “Mad Skillz” Lewis was featured in an episode of Virginia Currents that highlights how he helped put Virginia on the hip-hop map in the mid 1990s by promoting the ”Virginia sound.”

  • Kuti uses DOE grant to develop online ESOL training

    Dr. Laura Kuti, Interim Assistant Chair, Teacher Licensure Preparation and Assistant Chair, Curriculum & Instruction, has received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to offer a fully online, statewide ESOL Praxis training module. Region 6 teachers will participate in the training module this spring.

  • Laursen receives SPCS Innovation in Teaching Award

    Dr. Erik Laursen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, has been named the 2018 recipient of the SPCS Innovations in Teaching Award, which honors an adjunct professor for creativity and innovation in the classroom.

Fall 2017 SPCS Faculty Meeting

Professor Joe Ben Hoyle: Favorite Tips for Classroom Teaching