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VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY

CENTER OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

301 Ellison Hall, (804) 257-5667

VISION STATEMENT

The Virginia Union University Center of Lifelong Learning and Executive Education is the online prototype for prospective and currently enrolled local, regional, national, and international distance learning students.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Virginia Union University Center of Lifelong Learning and Executive Education facilitates the resourceful operation and proficient integration of comprehensive online academic programs, certification courses, and professional development training opportunities. The office supports the institutional mission of Virginia Union University, while targeting the competitive higher education online market.

STAFF

Dr. M. L. Logan, Director 
Center of Lifelong Learning and Executive Education
mllogan@vuu.edu

Ms. Tunesha Witcher, Academic Instructional Technologist 
Center of Lifelong Learning and Executive Education 
tcwitcher@vuu.edu

GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF RELEVANCE TO THE OFFICE

Students: “Virginia Union University is a student-centered institution of higher education; therefore, providing successful learning opportunities will guide everything we do.”

Academics:  “A meaningful education at Virginia Union University will be the successful integration of classroom and extended learning experiences that produce lifelong learning and successful careers.”

Continuous Improvement: “Program review, assessment and evaluation are critical to Virginia Union University’s success….”

Synergy: “Global awareness and experiences will permeate the climate and environment….”

Financial Viability: “Cost effective revenue activities consistent with the mission….”

Securing the Future: “Virginia Union University is committed to long range development strategies that will ensure its future growth.”

(VUU Strategic Plan, 2012-2017)

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES OF RELEVANCE TO THE OFFICE

Strategic Priority 1—Student Success: “Virginia Union University’s commitment to students is at the core of its mission. The University develops successful leaders and citizens….”

Strategic Priority 2—Academic Excellence: “Virginia Union University has multiple pathways for academic achievement and innovation, which include quality programs delivered by respected faculty and staff committed to lifelong learning.”

Strategic Priority 3—Community Partnerships: “Virginia Union University contributes to the social, cultural, economic and environmental vitality of the Richmond community, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.”

Strategic Priority 4—Financial Viability: “Virginia Union University is committed to its financial strength through sound investments; effective financial business practices….”

Strategic Priority 5—Institutional Prominence: “…the legacy of VUU with a tradition of progress cannot stand still.”

(VUU Strategic Plan, 2012-2017)

FUNDAMENTAL VALUES

  • Creating productive online academic and social learning communities
  • Providing quality, affordable, and accessible distant learning degree programs with innovative content to ensure learners are marketable within their respective fields
  • Continually developing unique and pioneering educational programs to provide VUU online learners with a competitive edge
  • Committed to academic excellence and leadership through successful cooperative online learning environments
  • Dedicated to maintaining a level of sustainability for continuous learning and professional development

BENEFITS OF VUU ONLINE LEARNING

  • Flexible learning environments where students can access the critical academic resources anytime and anywhere
  • Supportive and resourceful online learning communities
  • On-going professor feedback, communication, and tangible results
  • Access to online and on-campus resources and activities