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.
We’ve posted the agenda for the Faculty Senate’s meeting to be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Larrick Center Court End Ballroom on the Medical College of Virginia campus.
Here is the report in which the Faculty Senate Standing Committee on Academic and Professional Status recommended the establishment of a “Shared Governance Task Force.”
Allen S. Lee, the committee chair, presented the report at the Senate’s Sept. 3 meeting.