Initiatives and Outreach

Academic Strategic Plan

The Academic Strategic Plan is transforming Vanderbilt’s approach to research, learning, student support, faculty development, and the university’s academic future.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows

The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program is a two-year program focused on the development of recently-tenured faculty members. The Fellows receive $40,000 per year to support their development and promote trans-institutional collaboration.

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Vanderbilt Chancellor's Lecture SeriesChancellor’s Lecture Series

The Chancellor’s Lecture Series connects the university and the Nashville community with leaders and visionaries who are shaping our world.

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Destination Vanderbilt

Launched in September 2020, Destination Vanderbilt is a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is home to a number of initiatives that promote the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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FutureVU is the university’s campus land use framework for the next 20 to 30 years, guided by and in alignment with the goals of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy

The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy leverages the university’s intellectual capital and commitment to solving society’s big problems to explore publicly paths to unite the American people, examining vital questions of our democracy’s efficacy, durability, and capacity
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