2015-2016 Reapportionment report

Senators, please review the Faculty Senate Reallocation Report for Academic Year 2015–2016.

Reapportionment: For next year, 2015–2016, the designated number of Senate seats will remain unchanged for the various schools with the exception that the College of Humanities & Sciences gains a seat while the University College loses a seat.

Grievance Panel: The Grievance Panel seat allotments will not change for the various schools with the exception that the School of Engineering gains a seat while the University College loses a seat.

Representation: The average total faculty representation is 1 Senator for every 39.84375 VCU faculty members, but the range varies from 1 for every 20.5 in the School of Social Work to 1 for every 53 in Student Affairs. The School of Medicine remains at the maximum allocation of 20 Senate seats and 8 Grievance Panel seats.

Alternates: Also note that the School of Medicine will need five Alternate Senators, the College of Humanities & Sciences will need three Alternate Senators, and all other schools will each need two Alternate Senators. In addition, the School of Medicine will need four Alternate Grievance Panelists, the College of Humanities & Sciences will need three Alternate Grievance Panelists, the School of the Arts and the School of Education will each need two Alternate Grievance Panelists, and all other schools will each need one Alternate Grievance Panelist.

A table indicates the number of seats allocated to each school for the current year (2014–2015) and for the upcoming year (2015–2016).

Reapportionment report for 2015 and 2016

Meeting schedule for 2014-2015

We’ve posted the tentative schedule for full Faculty Senate meetings for this school year on the meetings page, along with parking info and directions.

Full Faculty Senate meetings (all senators) for 2014-15

  • Sept 2, 2014 4:15 – 6:15 p.m. (note special time)
    Monroe Park – Student Commons, Forum Room
  • Sept 30, 2014 4 – 6 p.m.
    MCV – Larrick Center, Court End
  • Nov 4, 2014 4 – 6 p.m.
    Monroe Park – Student Commons, Forum Room
  • Dec 2, 2014 4 – 6 p.m.
    MCV – Larrick Center, Court End
  • Jan 27, 2015 4 – 6 p.m.
    Larrick Court End
  • Feb 3, 2015 (meeting with President Rao) 4 – 6 p.m.
    Monroe Park – Student Commons Theater
  • March 3, 2015 4 – 6 p.m.
    MCV – Larrick Center, Court End
  • March 31, 2015 4 – 6 p.m.
    Monroe Park – Student Commons, Forum Room
  • May 5, 2015 4 – 6 p.m.
    MCV – Larrick Center, Court End

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.