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Faculty and Student Resources


The Office of the Provost regularly issues policy documents, publications and reports usually in a handbook format. Specific policies can be found in these publications.

The Director of Faculty Affairs is a fundamentally collaborative role. In addition to chairing Villanova’s Board of Academic Integrity, the Director works jointly with faculty governance and University administration to develop, improve, and implement policies that serve faculty across the institution.

Visit the Faculty Affairs website to learn more. 

The Faculty Ombuds is a valuable resource for full-time faculty, providing impartial, confidential and informal assistance to help resolve conflicts or issues that may arise in the academic or workplace environment.

Visit the Faculty Ombuds website to learn more.


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. The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness helps provide leadership to these efforts.

Activity Insight
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

Forms Directory

Research Administration Offices
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 Research Administration Offices—the Office of Research Protections and the Office of Grants and Contracts—provides service to faculty, staff, and students while protecting the institution in sponsored programs and research compliance.

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.


The Office of the Provost maintains policies that regulate the educational experience of our students. The Office also supports students as they pursue their education in a variety of ways, including career counseling, study skills, math skills, writing skills, accommodations related to disabilities, and study abroad.

We encourage students to read the Student Handbook published by the Division of Student Life.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4520
Fax: 610.519.6200

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