2012 Projects

Transfer Student Peer Mentorship Initiative

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Transfer students have unique needs that differ from those of incoming freshmen. The TRAM Transfer Student Mentorship Program connects incoming transfer students with students who also began their VCU journey as transfer students. Through a one-on-one relationship with a trained mentor, transfer students who participate in this program will access guidance and information to help them navigate the university and its resources, programs, and culture.

Commit and Connect: VCU Goes Green

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In alignment with Theme IV of VCU’s Quest for Distinction, this university volunteer project will help to commit and connect faculty, staff, students, and alumni with a community education partner to help launch a green or sustainable project while promoting, teaching and educating participants on the value of sustainable living.

Tour the United VCU, The Premier Urban Research University

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This project will capitalize on the existing Open House weekends by offering a 60 minute tour of the MCV Campus. The tour will expose prospective students to VCU as a whole, highlighting the diverse range of studies and to present VCU as one university. The bus ride and walking tour will showcase the connection and relevance of both campuses, allowing prospective students with a myriad of interests to see all that VCU has to offer.

The Administrative and Professional Faculty Experience at VCU

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At a time when Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is striving to become a premier research institution, Administrative and Professional (A&P) Faculty are essential to the university’s ability to provide and sustain the quality educational programs that are the foundation of the academic enterprise. While essential, A&P Faculty are not always factored into University efforts to the same extent as instructional faculty. Recognizing that A&P Faculty represent a population diverse in educational background, professional focus, role, responsibility, and contribution, Team Our Time conducted a mixed methods study on the experience of A&P Faculty at VCU.