March 3, 2015 meeting agenda and documents

Senators, our next meeting is next Tuesday, March 3, from 4-6 p.m. in the Court End Ballroom at Larrick Center, MCV Campus.

VCU’s new Provost Gail Hackett will be joining us, along with former Interim Provost John Wiencek.

Agenda for March 3, 2015 meeting:

Annual meeting with President Rao Tuesday 2/3 at 4 p.m., Monroe Park Commons Theater

Please join the VCU Faculty Senate for our annual meeting and reception with President Michael Rao on Tuesday, February 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the University Student Commons Theater, 907 Floyd Ave.

The president will make remarks and be available for a Q and A. Light refreshments will be served.

All faculty are invited and encouraged to attend this discussion of issues of importance to the faculty and the University community. The Senate looks forward to seeing you there!

2015-2016 Reapportionment report

Senators, please review the Faculty Senate Reallocation Report for Academic Year 2015–2016.

Reapportionment: For next year, 2015–2016, the designated number of Senate seats will remain unchanged for the various schools with the exception that the College of Humanities & Sciences gains a seat while the University College loses a seat.

Grievance Panel: The Grievance Panel seat allotments will not change for the various schools with the exception that the School of Engineering gains a seat while the University College loses a seat.

Representation: The average total faculty representation is 1 Senator for every 39.84375 VCU faculty members, but the range varies from 1 for every 20.5 in the School of Social Work to 1 for every 53 in Student Affairs. The School of Medicine remains at the maximum allocation of 20 Senate seats and 8 Grievance Panel seats.

Alternates: Also note that the School of Medicine will need five Alternate Senators, the College of Humanities & Sciences will need three Alternate Senators, and all other schools will each need two Alternate Senators. In addition, the School of Medicine will need four Alternate Grievance Panelists, the College of Humanities & Sciences will need three Alternate Grievance Panelists, the School of the Arts and the School of Education will each need two Alternate Grievance Panelists, and all other schools will each need one Alternate Grievance Panelist.

A table indicates the number of seats allocated to each school for the current year (2014–2015) and for the upcoming year (2015–2016).

Reapportionment report for 2015 and 2016

Agenda for January 27th full senate meeting

Senators, see you next Tuesday 1/27 from 4-6 p.m. at Court End Ballroom, Larrick Center, MCV Campus.

This meeting will be devoted largely to University budget and faculty compensation issues. We do have one action item regarding Black faculty at VCU.

After our January 27 meeting, the next meeting of the Senate is February 3, which constitutes our annual meeting with the President of the University. All University faculty are invited to this event, in the Student Commons Theater, MPC.

Agenda for January 27 meeting (download as PDF):

  • Procedural Items (5 minutes)
  • Action Item (15 minutes)
  • Nominations Senate Officer Process 2015-16/Nominations Committee (Senate Leadership)
  • Quest Re-Focus Update (Holly Alford and Mary Secret – 10 minutes)
  • University Budget and Faculty Compensation Update  (David Fauri and Senate Budget Committee – 45 minutes)
  • Guest: Interim Provost John Wiencek Update (15 minutes)
  • Feb. 3 Senate Meeting with President Rao (June Nicholson – 5 minutes)
  • Higher Education Advocacy Day (Pat Cummins and Bob Andrews – 10 minutes)
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment

Agenda for December 2 full Senate meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 4-6 p.m.
Court End Ballroom, Larrick Center, MCV

Parking note: Due to the restoration project at the N Deck, parking subscribers will reciprocal park in the 8th Street Deck located at 659 N. 8th Street.

  • Procedural Items
  • For Information
    • Guest Police Chief John Venuti, Emergency Management Director Adam Crowe, 2015 Bike Race
  • For Discussion
  • For Information
    • VCU Faculty/Senate BOV Report December – David Fauri
    • Faculty Senate of Virginia/Higher Education Advocacy Day – Bob Andrews and Pat Cummins
    • January and February Senate Meetings-Update
    • Senate Nominations Process 2014-15: June Nicholson and Leadership Group
  • Guest – Interim Provost John Wiencek
  • Senate Break-out Discussions – Communication With Academic Units: Faculty Senate
  • President’s Report
  • Adjournment