BLS Committee minutes 9/12/2016

Regular meeting of the BLS Committee held at 3:07 pm on Monday, September 12, 2016 in Lee Hall 414. Voting members, Ana Chichester (Director, BLS Program), Shumona Dasgupta (chair), Jackie Gallagher, Leanna Giancarlo (secretary), Nora Kim, Cristina Turdean, and ex-officio members, Sarah Lindberg (Admissions), and Jessica McGraw (Registrar’s Office), were in attendance. Minutes were approved electronically. Reports: Sarah Lindberg (Admissions) reported that her office had received 95 BLS applications for fall 2016; of these, 64 students were admitted, 51 have enrolled and 7 are still in offer status. Students who aren’t offered admission are usually denied due to low grade point average. A suggestion was made to invite students in this category to enroll as nondegree seeking in order to show that their grades can be brought up. This will be explored further with Admissions; however, one issue of concern is that nondegree seeking students cannot receive financial aid or use GI … [Read more...]

James Farmer Multicultural Committee Minutes 9 8 16

James Farmer Multicultural Center Faculty Advisory Committee Minutes September 8, 2016 4:00 pm Members Present:  Dr. Marion Sanford, Director of JFMC; Dr. Jose Sainz (Chair); Dr. Antonio Causarano (Secretary); Dr. Leo Lee; Dr. Melody Denhere (Absent); Dr. Xiaofeng Zhao. Jose introduced the newest member of the committee - Dr. Leo Lee. Marion stated that the two student representatives should be appointed by the next committee meeting. It was announced that the minutes will be approved at the next meeting. A brief history and review of the purpose of the JFMC FAC was provided. Marion gave an overview of the year-long Cultural Awareness Series events, especially highlighting the various speakers and performers who are coming to campus. This is the 23rd year of the implementation of this series.  She also shared the upcoming programs with the 2016 Latino Identities Month Celebration (Sept 15 - Oct 15).  It was announced that the keynote performance for the Asian … [Read more...]

UBAC minutes 8/23/16

Minutes of the UBAC meeting 8/23/16. 16-08-23-ubac-committee-minutes UBAC Committee Meeting August 23, 2016, 4:00-5:30 p.m., HCC 210 Attendees: Will Mackintosh, Janet Asper (chair), Wei Chen, Brian Rizzo, Antonio Causarano, Jane Huffman   Introductions The committee members introduced themselves to each other, and the experienced members of the committee introduced the new members to the committee’s scope of business. Meetings The committee members determined that Tuesday mornings before noon works best for meetings this semester. The committee established a prioritized list of administrators to meet with this fall. Adjourned at 5:00 p.m.           Adjourned at 5:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

UFC Meeting Agenda – September 28, 2016

Agenda: University Faculty Council Meeting September 28, 2016 – Digital Auditorium (HCC) 3:30-5:30pm I. Call to Order II. Previous Meeting Minutes - April 18, 2016 Meeting III. Reports President Paino Provost Levin Strategic Enrollment Plan 2016-2010 (draft) College Deans Report from the Richard Finkelstein, CAS Dean SGA Representative's Report UFC Chair’s Report Faculty Representative Report to the BOV - September 15, 2016 Report from the BOV Meeting - September 15-16, 2016 UFC Vice-Chair’s Report University Committees – minutes, reports, and action items Honors Program Committee Minutes of the Honors Program Committee - August 23, 2016 Minutes of the Honors Program Committee, September 16, 2016 Action Items of the Honors Program Committee, September 16, 2016 Distance and Blended Learning Committee April 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes August 23, 2016 Meeting Minutes Action Item: New Instructor Expedited Approval … [Read more...]

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...]