Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday 9/29, 4 p.m. at Larrick Center, MCV

Senators – see you tomorrow for our full Senate meeting. We’ll be gathering at the Court End Ballroom in the Larrick Student Center, MCV Campus, from 4-6 p.m.


  • Call to Order – Holly Alford
  • Minutes of September 1, 2015 meeting – Scott Street (5 Minutes)
  • Guests:
    • Office of Diversity and Inclusion – Dr. Wanda Mitchell (15 minutes)
    • Honor System – Dr. Reuban Rodriquez and Dr. Justin Moses (15 minutes)
    • Safety Chief – John Venuti (15 minutes)
    • Office of Provost – Dr. Michael Davis (15 minutes)
  • Faculty Senate items:
    • Vote for UC representation – Holly Alford (5 minutes)
    • Presidents Report – Holly Alford (15 minutes)
    • Board of Visitors report – June Nicholson (10 minutes)
    • Committee Responsibilities – Mary Secret
  • Adjournment

First Senate meeting: September 1, 4–6 p.m., Monroe Park Commons Forum Room

Senators, welcome to the new academic year! The Faculty Senate meets September 1 at 4 p.m. in the Monroe Park Campus University Commons Forum Room.

We have a full agenda which includes both VCU President Dr. Michael Rao and our Provost Dr. Gail Hackett.

If you are new Senator, please come for an information session prior to our meeting at 3:15 p.m. in the Forum Room.

Next meeting: May 5, 2015, Larrick Center, MCV Campus

Senators, our next meeting is next Tuesday, May 5, from 4-6 p.m. in the Court End Ballroom at Larrick Center, MCV Campus. This is the final meeting of the Senate for the 2014-15 academic year.

Agenda (also available as PDF):

  • Procedural Items (5 minutes)
  • Updates:
    • VCU Policies and Procedures: Madelyn Wessel, General Counsel (25 minutes)
    • Richmond Bike Race September 2015: Adam Crowe, Director Emergency Management (15 minutes)
    • Division of Inclusive Excellence:Vice President Wanda Mitchell (20 minutes)
    • Michael Davis, Interim Associate Vice Provost Academic and Faculty Affairs (for Provost Gail Hackett)  (10 minutes)
      Board of Visitor Faculty Report for May 2015: David Fauri (10 minutes)
    • 2015 Elections Report: Scott Street (5 minutes)
    • Faculty Senate Budget Resolutions March 31:June Nicholson  (10 minutes)
  • Recognitions: June Nicholson (10 minutes)
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment

Agenda for leadership group meeting 4/21

Here’s the agenda for the Senate leadership group meeting meeting today, Tuesday April 21, from 4-6 p.m. in the Church Hill Room, Larrick Center, MCV.
  • Minutes of March 31 meeting: Mary Secret
  • Senate officer transition-Summer
  • LG retreat August 2015: June and LG
  • May 5 agenda planning: June and LG
  • Update Senate resolutions March  (June, David and Holly)
  • Faculty Senate of Virginia


Next meeting: Tuesday March 31, 4-6 p.m., Student Commons Forum Room, Monroe Park Campus

The next meeting of the Senate will be Tuesday, March 31, from 4-6 in the Forum Room of the VCU Student Commons, MPC.

Agenda for March 31, 2015:

  • Procedural Items (5 minutes)
  • Action Items: (20 minutes)
  • Discussion Items: (20 minutes)
    • Academic and Professional Status Committee Course evaluations (Kristine Artello)
    • Senate By-Laws Update and Task Force: (Scott Street)
    • Senate Strategic Planning: Senate Leadership (15 minutes)
  • Group Discussions: Spring 2015 Senate Elections and Communication to Academic Units (30 minutes)
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment