Faculty Senate of Virginia will meet on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Faculty Senate of Virginia will meet on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:30am-1pm at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Date: October 28th
Host: VCU
Location: Larrick Court End Ballroom in the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. Richmond, VA 23219

The primary agenda item for this meeting will be to identify the issue(s) we would like to advocate for during Virginia Higher Education Advocacy Day on January 11, 2018. We will work with our colleagues in the Virginia chapter of AAUP to identify the issue(s) that we will focus on for the 2018 VHEAD. Joining us from AAUP of Virginia will be Rich Meagher from Randolph-Macon College.

Special Guest: also joining us will be Matt Conrad, Executive Director of Government and Board Relations at VCU, to discuss some of the legislative initiatives and concerns that will help shape our plans for VHEAD. More information may be found at the Faulty Senate of Virginia website: http://facultysenateofvirginia.org/fall-2017-meeting-october-28th-at-vcu/

Please RSVP by sending an email to Carmen Rodriguez: cmrodriguez@vcu.edu

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Full Senate meeting today 5/2 at 4 p.m., Larrick Center Court End Ballroom, MCV Campus

Senators – see you this afternoon for our last meeting of the academic year.

4-6 p.m.
MCV – Larrick Center, Court End Ballroom

Can’t make it? Please arrange for an Alternate! See the Senator directory for a list of Alternates from your unit, or any faculty member from your unit below the rank of chair can also serve.


Download May 2 agenda as PDF

Faculty Senate clothing store is OPEN!

From Scott Street, Senate Vice President/President-elect:

The VCU Faculty Senate Clothing Store is OPEN and ready for your orders. The store will be open until May 15th, at which point it will close until the start of the Fall Semester.


  1. To order an item, go to the item page and click on the box corresponding to the desired size and type the quantity that you wish to order before clicking the “ADD TO CART” button.
  2. Quantity discounts are store-wide, not item-based. In other words, to get the 4-6 item discount, you could purchase 1 polo shirt, 1 dress shirt, 1 fleece vest, and 1 jacket.

This summer, I’ll send out a survey about your shopping experience, the quality of items, and the types of items offered. I’ll also ask in the survey for suggestions for other items to add to the store for the Fall Semester (one suggestion already given repeatedly is a twill ball-cap).

Thanks for your patience and understanding, and if you have any questions/issues regarding the store, please let me know.

—Scott Street

Faculty Senate meeting today, 4/4 at 4 p.m. – Student Commons, MPC

Senators, see you this afternoon from 4 – 6 p.m. at Monroe Park – Student Commons, Forum Room.

Can’t make it? Please arrange for an Alternate! Check the member list for a list of Alternates from your unit, or any faculty member from your unit below the rank of chair can also serve.

April 4 Agenda

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  • Call to order – Holly Alford
  • February 28 minutes – Brian Daugherity (5 mins)
  • Leadership Resolution for Madelyn Wessel – Holly Alford/June Nicholson (5 mins)
  • Elections – June Nicholson (10 mins)
  • Provost Report – Dr. Gail Hackett ( 20 mins )
  • Academic and Professional Status Resolution discussion – Kristine Artello  (40 mins)
  • President’s Report – Holly Alford (30 mins)
    • a. Madelyn Wessel’s answers to questions
    • b. Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech
    • c. UCAA meeting
    • d. Office of Inclusive Excellence