of the student experience, both undergraduate, graduate and
professional. Most schools felt their delivery system was
the best in higher education. A premium is placed on meaningful
student-faculty interactions in the classroom and research
activities, bolstering the sense of the Universitys
community. At the same time, there is a commitment to developing
leadership qualities of the students.
is one of the smaller "flagship" universities in
the country, and therefore its schools and departments are
more adept at creating partnerships and collaborating. In
a similar way, the contiguity of different schools in the
University fosters collaboration. All schools have an interest
in expanding collaboration and joint venture opportunities
between departments and schools in research, teaching and
strong sense of values exists in each school, grounded in
the Jeffersonian foundations of the University. This is a
crucial element in creating and nurturing UVa.s strong
community. Similarly, the schools are committed to integrating
ethics into the curriculum.
Compared with our peers, the University is a leader in balancing commitment
to teaching and research, and puts an emphasis on providing
undergraduate research experience.
University has a commitment to public service as an expression
of the Jeffersonian ideal for education. Service is ingrained
into the culture of many of the units. Besides their primary
audiences of students and patients, they are focused on providing
service to the Commonwealth and to the community.
University is a digital leader. Most schools are committed
to further integrating technology into the curriculum.
unique sense of place helps to define the University.