January 27, 2015

Important Information about Pre-Registration Advising

Believe it or not, it’s nearly time to start planning for Fall 2015 classes!  Each semester, the Honors College sets aside a few weeks for “preregistration advising.”  During this time, students come in to discuss their plans for the upcoming semester.  Below you will find information on signing up for these appointments and penalties for missing you appointment.

IF YOU SEE MS DENNEY FOR HONORS ADVISING

Ms. Denney already sent out an email last week about signing up for advising.  Preregistration advising is required for all freshmen.  Freshmen who see Ms. Denney must come in for advising as there are penalties for those who miss their appointments (see below).

PreRegistration Advising is available to all upperclassmen but it is not required so those of you who are Undeclared or Nursing majors may certainly come in to see Ms. Denney but it is not mandatory.  Note, however, that there are penalties for signing up and then failing to come to your scheduled appointment (see below).

Sign Up between January 20-March 13

  • Sign up through myVCU portal
  • You must schedule at least 2 days in advance
  • Reserve your appointment time early before slots are full
  • Freshmen who fail to sign up by March 13th will be penalized (see below)

Ms. Denney’s Appointments will actually take place between January 21 and March 23.

IF YOU’RE AN UPPERCLASSMAN (with the exception of guaranteed admission)

PreRegistration Advising is available to all upperclassmen but it is not required, unless you are a sophomore or junior in the Guaranteed Admission Program or the Preferred Applicant Track (see above).

 Sign-Up between February 2nd and March 13th

  • Sign up through myVCU portal
  •  You must schedule at least 2 days in advance
  •  Reserve your appointment time early before slots are full

Appointments will actually take place between February 9th and March 20th.

IF YOU’RE A GUARANTEED ADMISSION STUDENT

Preregistration advising is required for all freshmen and all Guaranteed Admission students, with the exception of seniors.

Sign-Up between February 2nd and March 13th

  •  Sign up through myVCU portal
  •  You must schedule at least 2 days in advance
  •  Reserve your appointment time early before slots are full
  •  Freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the Guaranteed Admission program who fail to sign up by March 13th will be penalized (see below)

Appointments will actually take place between February 9th and March 20th.

 

 

 

NEED TO RESCHEDULE?

  • You can cancel online but you must cancel with 24 hours’ notice. Call the Honors College if you’re experiencing problems.
  •  If you need to cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, please call to do so.  Canceling with less than 24 hours’ notice may mean the same penalties as a missed appointment (see below).

 

PENALTIES FOR MISSED APPOINTMENTS:

  • Miss a scheduled appointment: You will be put on hold and you forfeit first-day Honors registration and cannot register until you meet with your adviser.  The earliest you will be able to meet with your adviser is March 26th, after Honors registration has begun.  You must CALL to schedule a make-up appointment.
  • All Freshmen and GA/Pref-App Sophomores/Juniors Who Fail to Schedule: You will be put on hold and you forfeit first-day Honors registration and cannot register until you meet with your adviser.  The earliest you will be able to meet with your adviser is March 26th, after Honors registration has begun.  You must CALL to schedule a make-up appointment.

 

PREPARING FOR ADVISING

Honors advising is a collaborative process. Honors students are expected to come to their advising appointments prepared, with a written list of requirements they have yet to fulfill and any questions they might have. In order to keep track of requirements for graduating with University Honors, students should consult the graduation worksheet appropriate for their semester of entry, which can be found on the advising section of our website.

Students are expected to take notes during their advising appointment, as their advisor’s notes stay in their file. Please consult the Honors Advising Syllabus in the advising section of the website for detailed instructions on how to prepare for advising. Students should read and complete each step carefully and thoroughly.

Students should also begin exploring Degree Works and come prepared with any questions they may have about Degree Works.  You can access Degree Works in eServices and explore what classes you still need to take, experiment with what your requirements would look like if you declared a second major or minor, and more.  You can read more about Degree Works and watch video tutorials here.

Remember that this appointment is primarily focused on honors requirements and other opportunities you’d like to explore.  We always encourage students to contact a departmental advisor for more specific questions about their major.  In fact, certain departments such as AFO and Social work, require students to come in for advising so be sure to check with your departmental advisor to see if advising is required by your major.

NEED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FALL 2015?

  • If you need to schedule a standard appointment to discuss other matters, please call our office and schedule over the phone; do not sign up online.

 

 

 

January 18, 2015

2016 Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Research

Announcing our funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the summer of 2016!  In addition to the UROP Fellowships we are again pleased to offer fellowships funded by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Division of Community Engagement, the Global Education Office, and the Division for Inclusive Excellence!  Deadline for proposals is March 1st, 2016.

Global Education Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Global Education Office (GEO) will fund three unique undergraduate fellowship awards for research projects, mentored by VCU faculty. Research proposals should show evidence of significant engagement with a culture originating from outside of the US that is different from the applicant’s native culture. Successful proposals should exhibit how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate successfully functioning across a variety of borders, such as national, linguistic, cultural, religious, and/or others. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/geo_fellowship.htm   Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

Undergraduate Fellowships for Clinical and Translational Research

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) will fund one undergraduate research fellowship award for a clinical translational research project focused on human health and mentored by a VCU faculty member. A clinical translational research project is one that aims to translate scientific discoveries into improved human health and wellness. Successful proposals must discuss how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience while simultaneously attempting to advance human health through clinical research. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/cctr_urop_fellowship.htm  Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research

The Division of Community Engagement (DCE) and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) will fund three undergraduate community-engaged research fellowship awards for research projects mentored by VCU faculty and carried out in collaboration with a community partner. Proposals for this fellowship should include a community-engaged research project that creates and disseminates knowledge or creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community. At least one of these fellowships will be awarded to a project that focuses on the advancement of human health.  Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/ce_cctr_fellowship.htm    Email questions to hhill@vcu.edu

Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence

The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence will fund two undergraduate research fellowship awards for faculty-mentored research projects focused on “diversity” as it relates to ideas, cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Successful proposals must discuss how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience related to the social, economic, political and historical significance of particular differences. This project may investigate diversity through the lens of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, disabilities and/or international issues. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/ie_fellowship.htm  Email questions to hhill@vcu.edu

VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowships (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will fund a limited number of undergraduate student fellowship awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a cash stipend of $1,500 and $500 for the faculty mentor.  Applicants must submit an online application no later than March 1st, 2014 for review.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/fellowship-instructions.htm  Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

Announcing 2016 Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate Research funded by GEO, DCE, CCTR, IE and UROP

Announcing our funded fellowship opportunities for undergraduates interested in conducting research during the summer of 2016!  In addition to the UROP Fellowships we are again pleased to offer fellowships funded by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the Division of Community Engagement, the Global Education Office,and the Division for Inclusive Excellence!  Below you will find a brief description for each fellowship opportunity with a link to the full description.  Full fellowship descriptions are also attached.  Deadline for proposals is March 1st, 2016.

Global Education Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Global Education Office (GEO) will fund three unique undergraduate fellowship awards for research projects, mentored by VCU faculty. Research proposals should show evidence of significant engagement with a culture originating from outside of the US that is different from the applicant’s native culture. Successful proposals should exhibit how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate successfully functioning across a variety of borders, such as national, linguistic, cultural, religious, and/or others. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/geo_fellowship.htm   Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

Undergraduate Fellowships for Clinical and Translational Research

The VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) will fund one undergraduate research fellowship award for a clinical translational research project focused on human health and mentored by a VCU faculty member. A clinical translational research project is one that aims to translate scientific discoveries into improved human health and wellness. Successful proposals must discuss how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience while simultaneously attempting to advance human health through clinical research. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/cctr_urop_fellowship.htm  Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

Undergraduate Fellowships for Community Engaged and Translational Research

The Division of Community Engagement (DCE) and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) will fund three undergraduate community-engaged research fellowship awards for research projects mentored by VCU faculty and carried out in collaboration with a community partner. Proposals for this fellowship should include a community-engaged research project that creates and disseminates knowledge or creative expression with the goal of contributing to the discipline and strengthening the well-being of the community. At least one of these fellowships will be awarded to a project that focuses on the advancement of human health.  Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/ce_cctr_fellowship.htm    Email questions to hhill@vcu.edu

Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence

The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence will fund two undergraduate research fellowship awards for faculty-mentored research projects focused on “diversity” as it relates to ideas, cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Successful proposals must discuss how the project will increase the student researcher’s knowledge, skills and experience related to the social, economic, political and historical significance of particular differences. This project may investigate diversity through the lens of gender, race/ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, disabilities and/or international issues. Each fellowship award includes $1500 in funding for the student and $500 for the faculty mentor.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/ie_fellowship.htm  Email questions to hhill@vcu.edu

VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowships (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will fund a limited number of undergraduate student fellowship awards for projects mentored by VCU faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a cash stipend of $1,500 and $500 for the faculty mentor.  Applicants must submit an online application no later than March 1st, 2016 for review.  For details and to apply visit: http://research.vcu.edu/ugresources/fellowship-instructions.htm  Email questions to Herb Hill at hhill@vcu.edu

January 13, 2015

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers Seeks Future Teachers Committed to Diversity!

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

IRT addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting

outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them

through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for

advanced study. IRT graduates have enjoyed remarkable success securing jobs as K-12

teachers, counselors, and principals, as well as professors, university administrators, and

deans.

The IRT seeks applicants who:

• are seriously considering a career as a teacher, counselor, administrator, or

professor at the K-12 or university level,

• are college juniors, seniors, or graduates, including students currently or previously

enrolled in a Master’s degree program,

• have an undergraduate or Master’s degree major in the humanities, social

sciences, math, education, or computer science,

• as undergraduates, have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0

scale); and as graduate students, have earned a grade point

 

If you are interested in applying to the IRT, please contact our Recruitment and

Admissions Coordinator at irtadmissions@andover.edu.

January 5, 2015

Title IX mini-conference

The VCU School of Education is excited to announce Save the Date for an important and timely mini-conference:
It’s On Us:
Title IX, Sexual Violence Prevention, and Trauma-Informed Response
in K-12 Schools and Higher Education
JANUARY 20, 2016
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
VCU Student Commons
Please join keynote speaker Ava Bedden, VA Assistant Attorney General, to discuss how we all  play a role in solving the challenging puzzle of responding to and preventing all forms of sexual and dating violence in schools and on college campuses.
Schedule and registration information available: CLICK HERE (right click and open in new tab)
 
More information will follow. 
 
If you have any questions, please email Abigail Conley at ahconley@vcu.edu