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The University of Richmond hosted a Koru Teacher Training on May 16-18, 2019.  This evidence-based mindfulness training focused on those teaching young adults and was designed to assist students with stress-management.  More information is at https://korumindfulness.org/.  Faculty and staff from the University of Richmond who met the qualifications attended at no cost. 

For the 2019-2020 academic year, there are two options for this initiative:

1)  Speakers.  Departments and faculty are invited to propose guest lecturers in their fields for campus presentations funded by the Provost’s Office.  Applications should be made via e-mail with a paragraph justification to the Associate Provost for Faculty. We are particularly eager to welcome speakers who can address evidence-based practices as they apply to specific fields of inquiry.

2)  Small grants ($5000 or less) are available for projects such as conference attendance linked to particular curricular changes and student-learning outcomes; additional training opportunities with an impact on research and teaching; and other proposals that bring together academic inquiry and mindfulness, broadly conceived. Applications should be made via e-mail to the Associate Provost for Faculty. Proposals should include a full description of the project, budget, and statement regarding impact on teaching, research and/or student well-being.