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BOV-004: Rank of Professor of Practice

Date: 06/10/2010 Status: Final
Last Revised:
Policy Type: Board of Visitors
Oversight Executive: Executive Vice President and Provost
Applies To:

Academic Division and the College at Wise.

Table of Contents:
Reason for Policy:

Sets forth the purpose, criteria, tenure status, and approval process for the rank of Professor of Practice.

Definition of Terms in Statement:
  • Terms:There are no terms that require definition.
Policy Statement:


WHEREAS, the University of Virginia wishes to establish the rank of Professor of Practice to further its goal of educating future public leaders and strengthen its tradition of excellence; and

WHEREAS, this rank will allow the University of Virginia to attract accomplished professionals whose qualifications and expertise may have been acquired in non-academic careers; and

WHEREAS, professors of practice will have substantial experience and will be recognized nationally or internationally for their significant contributions to the field; and

WHEREAS, professors of practice will be appointed to establish a more immediate connection between the academic curriculum and various practice disciplines;

RESOLVED, effective June 11, 2010, Professor of Practice is established as a non-tenure-accruing rank in the faculty of the schools and colleges of the University; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, the election to the rank of Professor of Practice shall be by specific action of the Board of Visitors in response to nominations made by the President of the University.

Policy Background:

Reference: Establishment of Rank of Professor of Practice, BOV minutes dated June 10-11, 2010, pg. 8121.

Major Category:
Board of Visitors
Approved By, Date:
Board of Visitors, 06/10/2010