Reaffirmation of Faculty Senate Resolution on the Decline of Black Faculty

From Holly Alford, VCU Faculty Senate President:

On January 27th, 2015, the Faculty Senate approved a resolution asking the Administration

  • to establish the issue of the decline of Black faculty a Priority at VCU
  • to develop and implement strategies for the recruitment and retention of Black
  • to begin implementation of these strategies in August of 2015

The Senate reaffirms this resolution.

VCU Police Open Forum – Thursday 9/10 from 6-8 p.m.

police open forum thumbnailVCU Police will be holding an open forum on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the Harris Hall Auditorium. Everyone is welcome! Come prepared with your questions, comments, and concerns.

Moderated by President of the Rams Review, Travis Ellison. Guests include VCU Police Chief Venuti & VCU Police Department Representatives,  Richmond Police Chief Durham, Richmond Deputy Commonwealth Attorney John Bullard, Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Yolanda L. Avent, and Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Karen Belanger.

Changes in Academic Calendar for the September Bike Race

From the office of the Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs: Please forward this information to all the faculty and students in your networks. The academic calendar has been updated for the UCI Road World Championships this September.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 is the first day of classes on the Monroe Park Campus. Classes held on this first Wednesday will be the classes normally scheduled for Mondays during the rest of the semester. The first meeting for Wednesday classes will be August 26.

  • Wednesday, Aug 19: Monday schedule
  • Thursday, Aug 20: Thursday schedule
  • Friday, Aug 21: Friday schedule
  • Monday, Aug 24: Monday Schedule
  • Tuesday, Aug 25: Tuesday Schedule
  • Wednesday, Aug 26: Wednesday Schedule
  • Thursday, Aug 27: Thursday Schedule
  • Friday, Aug 28: Friday Schedule

Students registered for any classes that meet on Mondays will be informed of this schedule by the Registrar’s Office/Strategic Enrollment Management.

Please direct questions to Juanita Sharpe.


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