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Vanderbilt University Accreditation

Vanderbilt University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Vanderbilt University. Reaffirmation of Accreditation Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every…

Posted by foxes on January 12, 2011 in


Life Sciences Modeling Committee

There is an increasing need for predictive quantitative methods within the life sciences. A seven-member committee is currently studying the question of whether or not the University should develop a central, integrated approach to strengthening itself in this emerging area. The committee members are Profs. Peter Cummings (co-chair), Daniel Masys (co-chair), Walter Chazin, Vito Quaranta,…

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Planning for the Future of the Library System

At the heart of every great university there is a great library, and Vanderbilt is no exception. By the end of the 2004-2005 academic year, Vanderbilt’s library, known collectively as the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, included holdings of more than 3 million volumes and nearly 34,000 serials, had annual expenditures of more than $21…

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Design Workshop, January 24-25, 2005

We have been guided by a strategic plan that identifies our institution’s newfound and historic strengths, its opportunities for the future, and its important weaknesses that require attention through changes in culture, structure, and investment. Our confidence in that strategic plan and directions continues, but the most effective planning is an ongoing process. There is…

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Biomedical Engineering Search and Evolution

Biomedical Engineering integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles to study biology, medicine, behavior, and health. It advances fundamental concepts; creates knowledge from the molecular to the organ systems level; and develops innovative biologics, materials, processes, implants, devices and informatics approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, for patient rehabilitation,…

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Cynthia Cyrus (Lauren Holland / Vanderbilt University)

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Digital Learning

Cynthia J. Cyrus is associate provost for undergraduate education and digital learning at Vanderbilt University.  Her responsibilities include coordinating the undergraduate experience across the university’s four undergraduate schools and colleges, upholding the university’s academic policies, and working to enhance the student experience.  She also facilitates the university’s online initiatives, including Coursera, and supervises the Vanderbilt…

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Vice Provost for Faculty and International Affairs

Timothy P. McNamara is the vice provost for faculty and international affairs and professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. One of his principal responsibilities as a member of the Provost’s senior staff is to help programs, departments, and schools to build outstanding faculties. His responsibilities are quite broad, but a major one is to oversee…

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Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Susan Hart is the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. In this role, Susan serves as the chief financial officer for academic affairs and is responsible for the provost’s office of Finance and Administration. Additionally she plays a leadership role on issues re lated to budgets, financial planning, human resources, compliance, BOT affairs, and facilities/capital…

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Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Provost Susan Wente earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. She was recruited to Vanderbilt in 2002 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Since then, she has served in a number of roles,…

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Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Dennis G. Hall is Vice Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School. As a member of the provost’s senior staff, he oversees the operation and campus-wide mission of the Graduate School as dean, and advocates for and oversees research outside the Medical Center. In partnership with the research leadership in the Medical Center, he…

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