BOV-004: Rank of Professor of Practice
Sets forth the purpose, criteria, tenure status, and approval process for the rank of Professor of Practice.
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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.
Reference: Establishment of Rank of Professor of Practice, BOV minutes dated June 10-11, 2010, pg. 8121.