UFC Organizational Meeting Agenda – August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:00-4:30pm I. Call to Order II. Reports President Paino Provost Levin UFC Chair’s Report There are a number of big issues for us to face this year/semester, including: compensation, workload, morale, academic calendar, class format (hybrid, online, F2F) Recorded meetings Faculty Senate of Virginia - Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at UMW UFC Vice-Chair’s Report III. UFC Positions Selection of UFC Representative to the UCC Selection of UFC Parliamentarian IV. Items for Consideration Forums for discussion of surveys Faculty Handbook changes - for CAS P&T Academic Calendar - 2 weeks for pre-semester Faculty Handbook - language concerning grievances Faculty concern - live formative feedback of courses V. Announcements VI. Adjournment The next UFC meeting will be held on September28, 2016, from 3:30-5:30pm in the ITCC Digital Auditorium. … [Read more...]

UFC Meeting Agenda – April 18, 2016

UFC Meeting Agenda – April 18, 2016 Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting April 18, 2016 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes [both sets of minutes were approved] February 24, 2016 Meeting Minutes March 30, 2016 Meeting Minutes III. Reports President Hurley Provost Levin College Deans Guest Report on Campus Recreation - Melissa Jones and Kelly Shannon SGA Representative Report UFC Chair’s Report UFC Chair's Report to the BOV - April 14, 2016 Faculty Senate of Virginia Meeting at Longwood - April 16, 2016 UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports, action items, and curricular changes] Writing Intensive Committee Report - March 31, 2016 University Faculty Affairs Committee Minutes - March 24, 2016 Student Affairs and Campus Life Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes for November 18, … [Read more...]

James Farmer Multicultural Center Cultural Programming and Collaborations Report

February 24, 2016 James Farmer Multicultural Center Cultural Programming and Collaborations Report   Black History Month Celebration –February 2016 The successful implementation of the 2016 Black History Month Celebration involved the collaboration of the Planning Committee, the JFMC, BSA, and several other departments and student organizations on campus. In addition, a few of the programs involved local community organizations and agencies, such as Virginia Organizing.   The theme for the month was “Many Memories, One Voice”. Each program was designed to reflect the theme in one aspect or another.  The goal of the Black History Month Celebration was to honor, celebrate, and educate everyone about the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.  The month-long celebration included a social justice discussion, lectures, film and discussion programs, cultural and musical events representative of the Black cultures, as well as four meals … [Read more...]

James Farmer Multicultural Center Cultural Programming and Collaborations Report

Jewish Cultural Celebration – November 2 - 13 This was the fifth annual Jewish Cultural Celebration co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Association and the JFMC.  The kick-off celebration was successful with over one hundred individuals attending the special cultural dinner in the University Center, fourth floor.  There are several other programs throughout this two-week celebration including a film and discussion event, a Shabbat dinner, and a Havdalah Ceremony, etc. The keynote speaker for this celebration is Rabbi Charles Feinberg, a Rabbi of 42 years and supporter of social action and social justice issues. Currently, he is the executive director of Interfaith Action for Human Rights, a nonprofit that educates Mid-Atlantic religious communities about human rights issues and does advocacy on the state level.   Native American Cultural Celebration – November 16 – November 20 The theme was “Moving with Courage: The Voice of Yesterday and Tomorrow.” This week-long … [Read more...]

Minutes from the February Meeting James Farmer Multicultural Committee

Minutes of the Meeting of the James Farmer Multicultural Center Faculty Advisory Committee   February 24 2016   Present: Melody Denhere (Chair, CAS); Antonio Causarano (Secretary, COE); Marion Sanford (JFMC Director); Xiaofeng Zhao (COB); Jose Sainz (CAS)excused ; Davarien Sayles (Student Representative); Mariam Ansari (Student Representative). Apologies: Tracy Citeroni (CAS)   Director’s Report   Updates to the activities-Marion updated the Committee on the upcoming activities for the Spring 2016 semester. She reported on the remaining Black History Month (BHM) events, including the Great Lives event 2/25/16 highlighting Ethel Payne. She indicated there were over 500 individuals who attended the Step Show that past weekend.  The Black Student Association sponsored a Blood Drive, that in spite of the snow days that preceded it, still had over 35 donations.  Overall, Marion stated the BHM celebration was a success. Women’s History Month (WHM) … [Read more...]

UFC Meeting Agenda – March 30, 2016

UFC Meeting Agenda – March 30, 2016 February 10, 2016 by P. Rao Leave a Comment (Edit) Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting March 30, 2016 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes III. Reports President Hurley University budget recommendations Special Report on Divestment at the University of Mary Washington Provost Levin Five-Year Academic Calendar Workload Analysis Group Update College Deans CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein SGA Representative Report UFC Chair’s Report Update on UC Faculty/Staff Dining UMW representation at the Faculty Senate of Virginia meeting - April 16, 2016 UFC Chair Report to the BOV Executive Committee - March 2016 UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports, action items, and curricular changes] University Academic Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes – Feb 9, … [Read more...]

UFC Meeting Agenda – February 24, 2016

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting February 24, 2016 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes UFC Meeting Minutes - Feb. 3, 2016 III. Reports Guest Report - Rick Pearce, Vice President for Administration & Finance & CFO Legislative update Faculty/staff use of the UC dining room Guest Report - Hall Cheshire, Interim Chief Information Officer Update on the security incident and data protection report Provost Levin Salary benchmark study College Deans CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein SGA Representative Report UFC Chair’s Report Report to the BOV - Feb. 2016 UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items Writing Intensive Committee Report - Feb 2016 Honors Program Committee Meeting Minutes - Feb. 5, 2016 Honors Program Committee Action Items - Feb. 5, 2016 Honors Program Committee Action Items - Feb. 8, … [Read more...]

James Farmer Multicultural Committee Report 1 27 16

Minutes of the Meeting of the James Farmer Multicultural Center Faculty Advisory Committee January 27 2016 Present: Melody Denhere (Chair, CAS); Antonio Causarano (Secretary, COE); Marion Sanford (JFMC Director); Xiaofeng Zhao (COB); Jose Sainz (CAS); Davarien Sayles (Student Representative); Mariam Ansari (Student Representative). Apologies: Tracy Citeroni (CAS) 1. Director’s Report • Updates of the activities-Marion updated the Committee on the upcoming activities for the Spring 2016 semester. She reported on the Martin Luther King Celebration and the upcoming Black History Month. • Women of Color event was discussed as an important part of the Black History Month celebration. • The Director also discussed the importance of the key note speaker for this event-Rasheed Cromwell. Within this discussion One Vocie Many Memories was introduced as an important event organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center?. • Islamic Cultural celebration and Women’s History … [Read more...]

Faculty Response to the VRS Optional Retirement Plan Change

This page provides materials for UMW faculty opposed to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) plans to change the plan administrator for the VRS Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). Campuses across the commonwealth are organizing a campaign of contacting VRS officials and legislators. I am calling on all UMW faculty who are concerned about this issue to write or email VRS and DHRM to express your concerns. It is best to communicate with VRS with a cc: to members of the legislature. A table with a list of suggested individuals to copy can be found below. You can identify your representatives with the link below. Please send your emails and letters as soon as possible.  This effort will be most effective if we each write our own letters, but if you have a letter you’re proud of and would like to share it with other faculty members to use as a model, send me a copy and I will post it on this page. This will be a coordinated effort.  Faculty members from other affected universities … [Read more...]

UFC Meeting Agenda – February 3, 2016

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting February 3, 2016 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes November 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes III. Reports President Hurley Provost Levin College Deans CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein Report to UFC - Feb 3, 2016 SGA Representative Report Report to the UFC 1-28-16 UFC Chair’s Report VRS Update - Meeting with VRS Director on January 14, 2016 UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports, action items, and curricular changes] Honors Committee - Meeting_Minutes_jan_6_16 Teaching Center Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes (12/7/15) University Faculty Affairs Committee - January 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes Distance and Blended Learning Committee - Action Items - January 27, 2016 University Academic Affairs Committee - Meeting Minutes - November 13, 2015 University Curriculum … [Read more...]