Incoming Provost Lena Hill has announced national searches for two academic leadership roles at Washington and Lee: Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Dean of the College.
"Activism and Black Life" is a yearlong series sponsored by W&L's Africana Studies program. The series includes participants from multiple disciplines and various academic and civic institutions and explores how the struggle for freedom shapes black identity. Events include lectures, panels, roundtables, debates, and the Looking at Blackness (LAB) initiative, which features film screenings and listening sessions. The series shows the complex legacies that created our current racial reality and, by studying the intersection between then and now, equips our community to chart a productive path forward. It is supported by the Rupert H. Johnson Jr. Program in Leadership and Integrity.
At the August 31, 2020 university faculty meeting, the faculty voted to approve a 13-point action plan for systemic change on campus.
The summer before first-year students arrive to W&L, they receive a common reading assignment that welcomes them into their new community of learners. Faculty and staff across campus join students in this conversation by leading small, book club style discussion sessions during orientation week.
The charge of the General Education Development Committee (GEDC) will be to facilitate a conversation about changes to the Foundation and Distribution Requirements (FDR).
A task force dedicated to addressing concerns and improving policies and practices as they relate to non-tenure track faculty.
Read about the Academic Immersion and Mentoring program (AIM) designed to provide a select group of students early access to campus resources during a 5-week summer program leading up to their First-Year Experience and continuing throughout their career at W&L.