On Tuesday the Senate approved this slate of officers for the Faculty Senate next year:
- June Nicholson, President
- Holly Alford, Vice President
- Mary Secret, Recording Secretary
- Jayaraman Vijayakumar, Corresponding Secretary
- Scott Street, Monroe Park Representative
- Michael McVoy, MCV Campus Representative
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 Status of the Faculty presentation that Dr. Beverly Warren, VCU’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday.
The Faculty Senate adopted a resolution Tuesday expressing its deep appreciation to Dr. David W. Hanson for his work as VCU’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Hanson announced this week that he will leave VCU at the end of the year to become chief financial officer for Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H.
The Senate thanked Hanson for:
- Being extremely generous with his time, working individually with members and collectively with the Senate
- Bringing transparency to the budgeting process
- Promoting shared governance
- His efforts in the adoption of the new tuition model
- The pivotal role he played overall at VCU
The resolution, which passed unanimously, stated, “We regret that he is leaving VCU, but we do wish him great success in his future endeavors.”
The University has posted a draft of its proposed Quality Enhancement Plan, a set of initiatives developed as part of VCU’s reaffirmation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools — Commission on Colleges.
The QEP was the subject of town hall meetings on Nov. 18 on the Monroe Park Campus and Nov. 19 on the MCV campus. The QEP website includes the slide presentation from those meetings. In addition, it includes a survey in which you can share your feedback, confidentially, about the QEP. The survey will remain open through Friday, Dec. 13.
A presentation about the QEP will be made at the Faculty Senate’s meeting this afternoon (Tuesday, Dec. 3) in Perkinson Hall 3121 on the MCV campus.