See you next Tuesday March 4 from 4-6 p.m. at the Larrick Center Court End Ballroom on the MCV campus.
Agenda for the March 4, 2014 meeting:
- Approval of
- New Senate Members Wilder School
- Report of the Nominations Committee
- Action Item:
- For Information:
- Staff Senate Walk-a-thon
- Provost’s Update
- A and P Task Force update
- Great Place Initiative update
- Board of Visitors update
- Provost’s Search update
We’ve posted the agenda for the January and February meetings of the Faculty Senate Leadership Group on the meetings page. This month’s meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/18 from 4-6 p.m. at Larrick’s Church Hill room.
On the docket for tomorrow:
- Review of agenda items (June Nicholson)
- Draft minutes of January 28 and February 4 (Mary Secret)
- BOV Report Next Meeting (David Fauri)
- Nominations Committee (David Fauri)
- A and P Task Force Update (Scott Street)
- SACS On-Site Update: (June Nicholson, Scott Street and Mary Secret)
- Senate Meeting February 4 with President Rao (and other VCU faculty)
- UC Faculty Affairs Update (June Nicholson)
- Agenda March 4 Meeting: Resolution on Faculty-Specific Issues and other items
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.
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.
The Faculty Senate will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Perkinson Hall 3121 on the MCV campus. We’ve posted the agenda for the meeting, including a resolution regarding domestic partner benefits. We’ve also posted the draft minutes of the Senate’s Nov. 5 meeting.
In addition, at Tuesday’s meeting, Richard Brookman, a senator from the medical campus, will make an announcement about an open comment period for the University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. Dr. Brookman is the Senate representative to the University Substance Abuse Committee. Here is some background about the policy:
VCU has had an Alcohol and Other Drug Policy since 1991 with revisions in 1999, 2002, and 2006. The latest is the first revision since 2006. The policy is monitored by the Wellness Resource Center and includes information about education, policy enforcement for employees, policy enforcement for students, available resources, and procedures for university sponsored events associated with alcohol. There is a newly revised Alcohol Authorization Agreement form which must be completed and submitted no later than 4 weeks prior to any proposed event. The proposed revision of the policy and of the form is posted for public comment on www.assurance.vcu.edu/policyprogram.html. Comments will be reviewed by the University Substance Abuse Committee.
If you can’t attend Tuesday’s meeting, please have an alternate come in your place, so that your unit is represented.