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Frequently Asked Questions

How does faculty research enhance the learning experience of our students?

Villanova’s mission and heritage emphasize student-centered teaching and learning, at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels, while promoting faculty scholarship and service. Student learning is best facilitated when students are actively engaged in and become responsible for their education as part of the process in which faculty lead, stimulate, mentor, and partner with their students, and model the intellectual life for them.

To fulfill these roles and to create the atmosphere for learning, faculty themselves must be active learners. Villanova thus judges that a productive scholarly and professional life, including basic and applied research and, where appropriate, professional practice, is an essential element of the educational and learning process. Villanova values and encourages scholarship because of the inherent importance of, and joy in the pursuit and discovery of, truth; the enhanced reputation that scholarship brings to the University; the intellectual climate it creates; and the possibility of attracting additional resources through grants and contracts. 

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How do I apply for a Sabbatical/Leave of Absence?

For the answer see, Application Guidelines for Sabbatical Leave.

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What are the steps to process the I-9 form required for faculty employment?

The employee completes and signs Section 1 in the I-9 form. The Chair of the Department completes and signs Section 2 in the form. The original I-9 form should be sent the Provost. In order to protect the privacy of the employee, do not keep copies of the I-9 form.

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What form do I use to propose changes in academic programs, degrees, majors, minors and concentrations?

Use this form: New Academic Programs, Degrees, Majors, Minors, Concentrations

Attach your proposal to the above form. The proposal should explain: (1) Program objectives; (2) Justification in terms of University mission and academic strategic plan; (3) Analysis of the new program’s position in the market relative to competing programs and an analysis of the likely student demand. (4) Admission and completion requirements; (5) Adequacy of existing courses, and new course proposals, to offer program; (6) Adequacy of faculty and staff for the program; (7) Implications for, and assessment of the adequacy and availability of, facilities, equipment, budgets, computing technology, and library for the program; (8) Timetable for implementation; (9) Sample curriculum sequence; (10) Impact on existing curricula, including those in other Villanova colleges and departments; (11) Accreditation implications; (12) Explicit statement of student learning outcomes and objectives, and of other program objectives; (13) Explicit description of assessment and measurement technique, and timetable, for each program and learning objective and outcome.

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Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4520
Fax: 610.519.6200

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