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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: Continuity planning for teaching

Mar. 7, 2020—Faculty are encouraged to develop contingency plans to allow for the continuation of teaching and research and to accommodate students or instructors who must undergo self-isolation or any other prolonged absence due to COVID-19.

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Faculty Senate to host community conversation Feb. 20 to follow up Bolton, Rice CLS event

Feb. 12, 2020—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with John Bolton and Susan Rice taking place the prior evening. The community conversation will be held in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.

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Unconscious bias training workshops for faculty Feb. 13, 17, 21, 24

Jan. 27, 2020—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Inclusive Excellence, will host a series of unconscious bias training workshops for all faculty members during February.

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Faculty Senate to host town hall discussing Athletics Strategic Plan Feb. 5

Jan. 27, 2020—The Faculty Senate is partnering with Vanderbilt Athletics in its effort to develop a new Athletics Strategic Plan. The senate will host a town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Frist Hall, Room 140.

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Faculty Senate to host Nov. 22 community conversation follow-up to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie CLS event

Nov. 11, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie taking place the prior evening.

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Faculty Senate to host Nov. 1 community conversation follow-up to Doris Kearns Goodwin CLS event

Oct. 23, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham taking place the prior evening.

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Open Mind: Committed to showing our work

Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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Faculty Senate to host Oct. 3 community conversation follow-up to George Takei CLS event

Sep. 25, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with George Takei taking place the prior evening.

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Wente appoints new Faculty Athletics Committee

Sep. 12, 2019—A new Faculty Athletics Committee—one of the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics—will devote attention to issues at the intersection of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt.

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Faculty Senate gearing up for year focused on community, civility and engagement

Sep. 6, 2019—As the Faculty Senate prepares to hold its first meeting of the fall semester on Sept. 12, Faculty Senate Chair John McLean is laying the groundwork for a year focused on engaging with faculty members and creating a tone of community and civility.

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Faculty Senate to host Sept. 10 community conversation follow-up to Terry Crews CLS event

Sep. 6, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with Terry Crews taking place the prior evening.

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11 faculty members honored at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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