Empowered by 4 initiatives, eight universities innovate together
4-VA brings ideas to life across disciplines, Virginia universities and businesses through its 4 initiatives. Our function is to put ideas into action—inviting innovative collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, among the Virginia system of universities, and between educational and business sectors while achieving the following 4 initiatives:
As a part of 4-VA, each university has developed unique programs to fulfill these initiatives based on their respective strengths and resources to achieve the following:
- Increase the research competitiveness of partner universities for external funding
- Increase opportunities and enhance the success rate of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and programs
- Define instructional models, including the clear definition of instructional costs
- Significantly expand access for all Virginians to programs, preparing them for rewarding careers
Learn more about 4-VA in our Annual Report.