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 Faculty Senate will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Perkinson Hall 3121 on the MCV campus. We’ve posted the agenda for the meeting, including a resolution regarding domestic partner benefits. We’ve also posted the draft minutes of the Senate’s Nov. 5 meeting.
In addition, at Tuesday’s meeting, Richard Brookman, a senator from the medical campus, will make an announcement about an open comment period for the University Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. Dr. Brookman is the Senate representative to the University Substance Abuse Committee. Here is some background about the policy:
VCU has had an Alcohol and Other Drug Policy since 1991 with revisions in 1999, 2002, and 2006. The latest is the first revision since 2006. The policy is monitored by the Wellness Resource Center and includes information about education, policy enforcement for employees, policy enforcement for students, available resources, and procedures for university sponsored events associated with alcohol. There is a newly revised Alcohol Authorization Agreement form which must be completed and submitted no later than 4 weeks prior to any proposed event. The proposed revision of the policy and of the form is posted for public comment on www.assurance.vcu.edu/policyprogram.html. Comments will be reviewed by the University Substance Abuse Committee.
If you can’t attend Tuesday’s meeting, please have an alternate come in your place, so that your unit is represented.
Here is the slide show on the Great Place Initiative, as presented at the Faculty Senate’s Nov. 5 meeting.