Academic Program and Student Learning Assessment
Villanova’s commitment to the evaluation of institutional effectiveness and the assessment of student learning outcomes is deeply rooted and extensive. A variety of activities and processes at the university-wide, college, departmental and individual unit levels reflect this commitment. These efforts all begin with a clear articulation of the University’s mission, vision, values and goals and the adoption of these principles by individual colleges, departments and units.
Activity Insight (AI) is a web-based information management system designed to organize, store and report on faculty teaching, research and service activities. AI provides one place for a faculty member to keep information about his/her performance current.
CARE Committee (Concerns And REview Committee) Students experience a wide-range of adjustments when entering college. While most students’ needs are addressed through the routine functioning of the University, a growing number of students require further attention. The CARE Committee brings together administrators from Student Life, Public Safety, the Counseling Center, and Academic Affairs to offer an informed and caring response to students of concern
Digital Measures Activity Insight
Faculty Grade Instructions
Office of Research Administration
Villanova University supports and encourages its faculty to engage in research and sponsored programs endeavors. It further recognizes its responsibility to two principles, the creation of new knowledge and the communication of existing knowledge to its students and to society.
The Office of Research Administration (ORA) exists to serve and assist research investigators in seeking the necessary resources and in managing their use in accordance with the objectives of the University and of external sponsors.
From time-to-time University sponsored and other reports of interest to faculty are posted for review.
The Provost oversees the Office of Research Administration, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, which administer Villanova’s internally and externally funded research activities.
Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning
Reflecting the University's emphasis on excellence in both teaching and learning, the Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) was established in 1998 under the auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs. VITAL's role is to offer instructional support for all Villanova faculty.