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The Provost Post

Beginning in Fall 2017, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente began recording video messages as a way to communicate special messages to Vanderbilt faculty. Titled The Provost Post, the videos published to date can be found below.




TIPs, University Courses, Library Collections Initiative
(Oct. 23, 2017)
Provost Wente recorded this video to remind faculty that Vanderbilt is accepting applications for new Trans-Institutional Programs, University Courses and Library Collections. Each of these programs draws on a common thread central to the Academic Strategic Plan: trans-institutionality.

Faculty Insights Series
(Nov. 10, 2017)
In this video message, Provost Wente introduces the Faculty Insights initiative, a series of professional development events for Vanderbilt faculty.

Discovery Grants & Research Scholar Grants
(Dec. 1, 2017)
Provost Wente recorded this video reminding faculty that Vanderbilt is accepting applications for new Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.

Update on Two Strategic Master Planning Processes
(Jan. 26, 2018)
This video was recorded to update Vanderbilt faculty on two separate strategic master planning processes, one focusing broadly on the humanities as well as the College of Arts and Science buildings in the historic core of campus, and another on trans-institutional sciences and engineering programs.

ECRT Effort Reporting Tool
(March 5, 2018)
This video helps to introduce the ECRT effort reporting tool to faculty working on grants. This new tool, which launched in March 2018 and allows faculty to more efficiently track effort, can be accessed via the Oracle Cloud.

Commencement Week Activities
(April 19, 2018)
Provost Wente discusses upcoming Commencement week activities, and invites viewers to participate.

Provost Wente Celebrates Community and New Opportunities for the Class of 2022
(August 22, 2018)
Watch as Provost Wente talks about the diverse and caring community that makes Vanderbilt so special and the unique opportunities the class of 2022 will explore with Immersion Vanderbilt.

Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development (L-POD) Program
(August 23, 2018)
Provost Wente provides an update to Vanderbilt faculty on the Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development (L-POD) Program.

Immersion Vanderbilt
(September 20, 2018)
Provost Wente updates updates the university community on the Immersion Vanderbilt initiative, which officially launched as an undergraduate degree requirement for all first-year students in fall 2018.

Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program
(September 27, 2018)
This video was recorded to inform the university community about the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program. She also briefly mentions the TIPs, University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants programs.

Update on Capital Projects
(October 29, 2018)
Provost Wente recorded this video to update the Vanderbilt community on a variety of ongoing capital projects.

TIPs Fair and Reception
(March 7, 2019)
Provost Wente invites members of the university community to the TIPs Fair and Reception, an event that showcases a diverse cross-section of currently funded TIPs programs.

Global VU
(April 1, 2019)
The Provost updates the Vanderbilt community on Global VU, a new university website designed to showcase Vanderbilt’s positive global impact and elevate the its international profile.

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