More on Domestic Partner Benefits Resolution

Here is a follow-up to the presentation that Dr. Joan Pellegrini gave at the Faculty Senate’s Dec. 3 meeting regarding the proposed resolution on domestic partner benefits.

In her presentation, Dr. Pellegrini noted that the College of William and Mary and George Mason University recently approved resolutions supporting domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples. Here are copies of those resolutions:

Here is the text of the resolution proposed by the Faculty Senate’s Affirmative Action Committee, which Dr. Pellegrini chairs.

Resolution Thanks David Hanson

The Faculty Senate adopted a resolution Tuesday expressing its deep appreciation to Dr. David W. Hanson for his work as VCU’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Hanson announced this week that he will leave VCU at the end of the year to become chief financial officer for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H.

The Senate thanked Hanson for:

  • Being extremely generous with his time, working individually with members and collectively with the Senate
  • Bringing transparency to the budgeting process
  • Promoting shared governance
  • His efforts in the adoption of the new tuition model
  • The pivotal role he played overall at VCU

The resolution, which passed unanimously, stated, “We regret that he is leaving VCU, but we do wish him great success in his future endeavors.”

Presentation on Domestic Partner Benefits Resolution

Here is the presentation that Dr. Joan Pellegrini, chair of the Faculty Senate’s Affirmative Action Committee, gave at the Senate’s meeting on Tuesday regarding the proposed resolution on domestic partner benefits. We also have posted the text of the resolution.

QEP Draft Posted; Feedback Is Welcome

The University has posted a draft of its proposed Quality Enhancement Plan, a set of initiatives developed as part of VCU’s reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools — Commission on Colleges.

The QEP was the subject of town hall meetings on Nov. 18 on the Monroe Park Campus and Nov. 19 on the MCV campus. The QEP website includes the slide presentation from those meetings. In addition, it includes a survey in which you can share your feedback, confidentially, about the QEP. The survey will remain open through Friday, Dec. 13.

A presentation about the QEP will be made at the Faculty Senate’s meeting this afternoon (Tuesday, Dec. 3) in Perkinson Hall 3121 on the MCV campus.