Project Spotlight

Preserving Self-governance for Our Third Century

An education at the University of Virginia is defined as much by our culture as by our classrooms. The formative element of this culture is the notion of self-governance. By 2020, nearly 35% of the University’s tenured faculty will retire. In the next five years nearly five hundred new faculty will be hired. These faculty will surely be among the world’s foremost thought leaders, but there is no assurance that they will be stewards of our culture of self-governance. This project Preserving Self-governance for Our Third Century, is a combined effort of the University’s Student Council, Honor Committee, and Judiciary Committee in partnership with the Faculty Senate to ensure that the next generation of faculty are as supportive as the last. The program’s aim is to offer orientation and continuing education for new faculty entirely directed by students actively involved in the three organizations.

Preserving Self-governance for Our Third Century