Provost Wiencek’s presentation from September meeting

Interim Provost Wiencek sent along slides from his talk at last week’s meeting [PDF]. Text of the slides:

Budget Issues

  1. Cuts to budgets for next two years: 5% and 7%, total over $20 Million
  2. UBAC reconstituted
  3. New Budget Model

2015 UCI Bicycle Race Championships

  • Classes cancelled week of race, Sept 19-27
  • Start semester one day earlier than planned (Wed – August 19th)
  • Follow the Monday class schedule on that first day of class
  • No reading days/Fall break
  • Project based learning and outreach activities encouraged – seed funding will be announced
  • Further communication forthcoming

CTE => ALT Lab


Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare First Open Forum

The Division for Health Sciences Diversity is pleased to announce the series, Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Open Forums. The first forum is:

The “D” Word: Does Diversity Matter in the Health Professions? 

Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Larrick Student Center

Please join for an interactive panel discussion with campus diversity leaders examining how diversity currently impacts your life and practice. Refreshments will be served immediately following the discussion.


Shared governance presentation and case studies

Yesterday Allen Lee presented to the senators on Cases of Shared Governance from a Faculty Perspective, Compiled by Members of the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic and Professional Status. The document gives a definition for shared governance, case studies for shared governance, and suggestions for next steps.

Documents from May Meeting

Updated May 16 to include presentation on the Quality Enhancement Plan from Gardner Campbell.

Senators, attached are presentations and supplemental documents from the May 6 meeting.

Resolution and farewell reception for Provost Warren

We enjoyed a brief sendoff with Provost Bev Warren after our meeting this month. The Senate passed this resolution in support of the Provost:

Be it resolved this 1st day of April 2014 that the Faculty Senate of Virginia Commonwealth University recognizes Provost Beverly Warren for her cooperative spirit in working with the Faculty Senate and her positive leadership in the University.   We thank her for  her willingness to work openly with University bodies on several long standing Senate initiatives that have come to fruition with her willing assistance and administrative leadership.  Be it further resolved that the Senate wishes Dr. Warren every success in her forthcoming endeavor as a university president.

Some photos from the event are below. We wish the Provost all the best in her new position as President of Kent State University in Ohio!

Can’t see the slideshow? View the photo album