Agenda for January 27th full senate meeting

Senators, see you next Tuesday 1/27 from 4-6 p.m. at Court End Ballroom, Larrick Center, MCV Campus.

This meeting will be devoted largely to University budget and faculty compensation issues. We do have one action item regarding Black faculty at VCU.

After our January 27 meeting, the next meeting of the Senate is February 3, which constitutes our annual meeting with the President of the University. All University faculty are invited to this event, in the Student Commons Theater, MPC.

Agenda for January 27 meeting (download as PDF):

  • Procedural Items (5 minutes)
  • Action Item (15 minutes)
  • Nominations Senate Officer Process 2015-16/Nominations Committee (Senate Leadership)
  • Quest Re-Focus Update (Holly Alford and Mary Secret – 10 minutes)
  • University Budget and Faculty Compensation Update  (David Fauri and Senate Budget Committee – 45 minutes)
  • Guest: Interim Provost John Wiencek Update (15 minutes)
  • Feb. 3 Senate Meeting with President Rao (June Nicholson – 5 minutes)
  • Higher Education Advocacy Day (Pat Cummins and Bob Andrews – 10 minutes)
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment

Agenda for December 2 full Senate meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 4-6 p.m.
Court End Ballroom, Larrick Center, MCV

Parking note: Due to the restoration project at the N Deck, parking subscribers will reciprocal park in the 8th Street Deck located at 659 N. 8th Street.

  • Procedural Items
  • For Information
    • Guest Police Chief John Venuti, Emergency Management Director Adam Crowe, 2015 Bike Race
  • For Discussion
  • For Information
    • VCU Faculty/Senate BOV Report December – David Fauri
    • Faculty Senate of Virginia/Higher Education Advocacy Day – Bob Andrews and Pat Cummins
    • January and February Senate Meetings-Update
    • Senate Nominations Process 2014-15: June Nicholson and Leadership Group
  • Guest – Interim Provost John Wiencek
  • Senate Break-out Discussions – Communication With Academic Units: Faculty Senate
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment

Agenda for November 4 Meeting

Here are the documents for our next meeting Tuesday, November 4, from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Commons Forum Room, Monroe Park Campus.

Agenda – November 4, 2014

  • Procedural Items (10 minutes)
  • For Information
    • Guest Frank Macrina, Vice President, Research: Corporate Exception Report/Innovation (15 minutes)
    • Maike Philipsen, Great Place Initiative (15 minutes)
    • Senate Task Force Re-focusing Quest – Holly Alford and Mary Secret (15 minutes)
    • Senate Budget and Planning Committee – David Fauri  (10 minutes)
    • Faculty Senate of Virginia/Higher Education Advocacy Day – Bob Andrews and Pat Cummins (10 minutes)
    • Faculty Senate Alumni Relations and Community Outreach – Jose Alcaine (10 minutes)
  • Guest
    • Interim Provost John Wiencek-Update (15 minutes)
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment

Agenda for 9/30 full senate meeting

Senators, here is the agenda for our meeting next Tuesday, 9/30 at 4 p.m. at Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom, MCV campus. As you can see, both Dr. Michael Rao and Dr. Sheldon Retchin will attend our meeting for about 45 minutes, beginning promptly at 4. 

Procedural Matters:
Agenda Review – June Nicholson
Minutes of Meeting of September 3, 2014 – Mary Secret (5 minutes)

Remarks and Q and A by Dr. Michael Rao, president of VCU, and Dr. Sheldon Retchin,
senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the Health System (45 minutes)

Committee Membership – Holly Alford (10 minutes)
VCU Rules and Procedures and Mediation Training – Marilyn Miller (10 minutes)
UC-Faculty Affairs – Bob Andrews ( 5 minutes)
VCU Faculty By-Laws – Scott Street ( 5 minutes)
BOV – David Fauri (10 minutes)

Inclusive Excellence, GPI: Wanda Mitchell, vice president, Inclusive Excellence (15 minutes)

President’s Report



Agenda for leadership group meeting 9/16

Faculty Senate Leadership Group Agenda
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4-6 p.m.
Larrick Center, Church Hill Room, MCV

I. Overview of Agenda – June Nicholson
II. Minutes of Sept. 2 Senate meeting – Mary Secret
III. Grievance Operations – Marilyn Miller
IV. Senate Committee Update – Holly Alford
V. GPI and related issues – Holly Alford
VI. Wal-mart – Mary Secret
VII. Briefing President Rao’s Visit to Senate September 30 – June Nicholson and David Fauri
VIII. Senate Agenda September 30 – June Nicholson
IX. Senate Budget and Planning – June Nicholson, David Fauri and Bob Andrews
X. Adjournment