Agenda for 9/30 full senate meeting

Senators, here is the agenda for our meeting next Tuesday, 9/30 at 4 p.m. at Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballroom, MCV campus. As you can see, both Dr. Michael Rao and Dr. Sheldon Retchin will attend our meeting for about 45 minutes, beginning promptly at 4. 

Procedural Matters:
Agenda Review – June Nicholson
Minutes of Meeting of September 3, 2014 – Mary Secret (5 minutes)

Remarks and Q and A by Dr. Michael Rao, president of VCU, and Dr. Sheldon Retchin,
senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the Health System (45 minutes)

Committee Membership – Holly Alford (10 minutes)
VCU Rules and Procedures and Mediation Training - Marilyn Miller (10 minutes)
UC-Faculty Affairs - Bob Andrews ( 5 minutes)
VCU Faculty By-Laws - Scott Street ( 5 minutes)
BOV - David Fauri (10 minutes)

Inclusive Excellence, GPI: Wanda Mitchell, vice president, Inclusive Excellence (15 minutes)

President’s Report



Agenda for leadership group meeting 9/16

Faculty Senate Leadership Group Agenda
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4-6 p.m.
Larrick Center, Church Hill Room, MCV

I. Overview of Agenda – June Nicholson
II. Minutes of Sept. 2 Senate meeting - Mary Secret
III. Grievance Operations - Marilyn Miller
IV. Senate Committee Update - Holly Alford
V. GPI and related issues - Holly Alford
VI. Wal-mart - Mary Secret
VII. Briefing President Rao’s Visit to Senate September 30 - June Nicholson and David Fauri
VIII. Senate Agenda September 30 - June Nicholson
IX. Senate Budget and Planning - June Nicholson, David Fauri and Bob Andrews
X. Adjournment

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.