Senate meeting April 1, 2014 at MPC Student Commons Theater

Join us Tuesday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in the Student Commons Theater, Monroe Park Campus. This month’s meeting will be a joint Business Session and Reception for Provost Beverly J. Warren.

Additionally, please review the document outlining the opportunity for the Senate each year to help fill vacancies on the University Promotion and Tenure Policy Review Committee and the University Promotion and Tenure Appeal Committee.

Next meeting: March 4 at Larrick Center Court End Ballroom, MCV

See you next Tuesday March 4 from 4-6 p.m. at the Larrick Center Court End Ballroom on the MCV campus.

Agenda for the March 4, 2014 meeting:

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.

Resolution Thanks David Hanson

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.”