Successful leaders possess a combination of personality traits, values, and skills that fit the specific context in which they work. Context helps explain why leaders who succeed in some settings encounter far greater difficulties in others – and why leaders who have struggled in one assignment may find their “sweet spot” elsewhere.
Five Batten MPP students won the University-wide 2013 Entrepreneurship Cup, receiving $20,000 in seed money for their nonprofit which distributes washable, reusable sanitary pads in Africa. For women at the bottom of the global income pyramid, disposable sanitary products are too costly to use regularly, and the issue forces women to regularly miss school and work.
Batten students collaborated with other University students to develop a campaign to raise federal debt awareness. The UVa team won first place in a national competition sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative University and Net Impact.
Engaged scholars, students juggle a remarkable array of academic and extra-curricular endeavors. The Batten Council annually hosts a major speaker, along with service and social events, and other student organizations emerge each year based on the interests and passions of our student body.
Before classes start each year, Batten students, faculty, and staff join together in a Day of Service in the local community. In 2013, students cleaned up the Rivanna River, built gardens for the City Schoolyard Garden initiative, and worked on home construction with the Albemarle Housing Improvement Project (AHIP)
Policymakers and practitioners operate under constraints. How do we evaluate programs and policies to provide the strongest evidence for making decisions? In particular, how can social science research inform policy approaches to addressing early childhood disadvantage?
CHARLOTTESVILLE -- He graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School in the spring of 2011. Had he known then that nearly three years would pass before he played in the ACC men's basketball tournament, Malcolm Brogdon would have been incredulous.
Whether you are a prospective student considering the Batten School or an alum of the program considering a career change, the Batten School Student Services team members are here to support you at every step. We maintain a true "open door" policy, offering services ranging from one-on-one academic, personal, and career advising to large-scale workshops on professional writing and winning presentations.
The Batten School provides a wide range of resources to support the academic pursuits of its graduate and undergraduate students. The Office of Academic Affairs implements and assesses the curricula, administers school policies, develops academic initiatives, and manages faculty affairs, course offerings, course scheduling, course enrollment, and academic advising. Our team is dedicated to providing academic programs and opportunities that maximize student potential for excellence and success.