Agenda for November 4 Meeting

Here are the documents for our next meeting Tuesday, November 4, from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Commons Forum Room, Monroe Park Campus.

Agenda – November 4, 2014

  • Procedural Items (10 minutes)
  • For Information
    • Guest Frank Macrina, Vice President, Research: Corporate Exception Report/Innovation (15 minutes)
    • Maike Philipsen, Great Place Initiative (15 minutes)
    • Senate Task Force Re-focusing Quest – Holly Alford and Mary Secret (15 minutes)
    • Senate Budget and Planning Committee – David Fauri  (10 minutes)
    • Faculty Senate of Virginia/Higher Education Advocacy Day – Bob Andrews and Pat Cummins (10 minutes)
    • Faculty Senate Alumni Relations and Community Outreach – Jose Alcaine (10 minutes)
  • Guest
    • Interim Provost John Wiencek-Update (15 minutes)
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment

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