4-VA at VT

The operation of 4-VA at VT is managed by IT in coordination with the provost’s office and academic units through the Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) stakeholders committee. The committee provides input approval of proposed allocations and grants in addition to annually reviewing grant progress and outcomes report. Funding for 4-VA grants at VT is intended to support activities that further the goals of both VT and 4-VA through four activities: course sharing, collaborative research grants for researchers working with a 4-VA grantee at a partner institution, course redesign grants, and collaborative endeavors between 4-VA institutions.

VT Contacts

(540) 231-7108
Email Dale

Dale Pike

VT Campus Coordinator

1) Collaborative Research


Collaborative research projects


Amount awarded

(540) 231-2240
Email Christa

Christa Miller

VT Deputy Campus Coordinator

2) Course Redesign


Course redesign projects

3) Course Sharing


Courses shared with 4-VA partners

(540) 231-9587
Email Will

Will Fox

VT Grants Manager



Virginia Tech is in the initial stage of a campus-wide adaptive learning initiative in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University. Named for the late Nobel and Turing Award laureate and CMU Professor Herbert A. Simon, the Simon Initiative harnesses a cross-disciplinary learning engineering ecosystem that has developed over several decades at Carnegie Mellon. The initiative’s goal is to measurably improve student learning outcomes.

External Grants

Since 2013, 4-VA at VT has awarded $691,799 to 53 projects whose grant recipients have obtained 152 external grants, totaling about $19.5 million.




Number of 4-VA grants vs. external grants



Amount of 4-VA funds vs. external funds