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 III. Reports President Hurley Provost Levin College Deans SGA Representative Report UFC Chair’s Report UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items IV. Unfinished Business V. New Business VI. Announcements The next UFC meeting will be held on March 30, 2016, from 3:30-5:30pm in the ITCC Digital Auditorium VII. Adjournment … [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...]

James Farmer Multicultural Center Cultural Programming and Collaborations Report

Gender and Sexual Minorities and Allies (GSMA) Cultural Celebration 2015 – October 14 - 23 • The student organization, People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM) took the leadership in planning and coordinating the events for the campus community. The theme for this celebration was “We Will Rise.” The kick-off celebration took place on October 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. on Ball Circle. During this event, information was provided regarding GSMA programs, the PRISM club, and games were available for attendees. Other activities included educational presentations, a film screening, and a prom dance as the concluding event. The keynote program featured Chris Doucette, a well-established comedian who uses his talents to speak about current and topical events. Asian Cultural Celebration – October 25 – October 30 • This celebration provided an experience of Asian culture that exposed individuals to various art forms such as dancing, storytelling, music, acting, fashion and … [Read more...]

JFMC 11/05/15

Minutes of the Meeting of the James Farmer Multicultural Center Faculty Advisory Committee 11/05/15 Present: Melody Denhere (Chair, CAS); Antonio Causarano (Secretary, COE); Marion Sanford (JFMC Director); Xiaofeng Zhao (COB); Davarien Sayles (Student Representative); Mariam Ansari (Student Representative). Apologies: Tracy Citeroni (CAS) and Jose Sainz (CAS) 1. Director’s Report • Updates of the activities - Marion updated the Committee on the upcoming activities for the fall 2015 semester. She reported on the Asian Cultural Celebration, which included the Taste of Asia program. As pointed out by Marion, the event was very successful, thanks to the hard work of the Asian Student Association. The Jewish Cultural Celebration (JCC) kicked off this past Monday with a special dinner in Dining Services on the 4th floor of the University Center. In addition, the JCC keynote event was that Wednesday evening. This celebration will conclude with the Shabbat dinner next Friday. • … [Read more...]

UFC Meeting Agenda – November 23, 2015

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting November 23, 2015 – Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes October 21, 2015 UFC Meeting Minutes III. Reports President Hurley Provost Levin Scholarly Publication Report - discussion with Rosemary Arneson, University Librarian (the report was distributed to faculty via email) Guest Report: Dr. Juliette Landphair, VP for Student Affairs Guest Report: Sabrina Johnson, Assoc VP of Human Resources - discussion of VRS change College Deans CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein SGA Representative Report -SGA Report to UFC-Obolensky-11-18-15 UFC Chair’s Report UFC Chair Report to the BOV - November 2015 - in addition to this report I will discuss the VRS change concerns and co-present with the provost about the faculty response to an ACM UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all … [Read more...]

JFMC Agenda 9 10 15

Minutes of the Meeting of the James Farmer Multicultural Center Faculty Advisory Committee 9/10/15 Present: Melody Denhere (Chair); Antonio Causarano (Secretary); Tracy Citeroni; Marion Sanford (JFMC Director); Jose Sainz; Xiaofeng Zhao 1. Introductions were given by the committee members. Marion shared that the recommendations for the two student members will go forward soon to the institution for approval. 2. Director’s Report  Staff updates – Marion announced that a new staff member joined the JFMC team that morning. Mr. James Bland began his new role as Assistant Director of the JFMC. Also, we are beginning the year without a new person in the position of the James Farmer Visiting Professor Post-doctoral Fellow for Civil Rights and Social Justice. It is anticipated that a search will take place this year to identify a new person for next year.  The 22nd Annual Cultural Awareness Series 2015-2016 is underway. The series is an important part of the multicultural celebrations … [Read more...]

Minutes of the JFMC 9 10 15

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UFC Meeting Agenda – October 21, 2015

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting October 21, 2015 - Digital Auditorium (ITCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes September 23, 2015 UFC Meeting Minutes III. Reports President Hurley Email with answers to some of the questions posed at the last UFC meeting regarding faculty/staff dining Provost Levin Provost's Report to the UFC - October 2015 Guest Report: Dr. Juliette Landphair, VP for Student Affairs College Deans CAS Dean Richard Finkelstein SGA Representative Report - Alex Obolensky (SGA VP) UFC Chair's Report Chair's Report to the BOV Executive Committee (10/22/15) UFC Vice-Chair's Report University Committees - minutes, reports, and action items [unanimous vote to accept all reports] University Budget Advisory Committee UBAC Meeting Minutes (9/14/15) 2015-16 Budget Plan and Tuition and Fees UBAC Meeting Minutes (9/21/15) UBAC Meeting Minutes (10/5/15) - REVISED 2015 … [Read more...]