Dec. 11, 2020—As Vanderbilt continues planning for the spring semester, faculty members have started brainstorming additional ways to support students amid an altered academic calendar designed to limit the potential spread of COVID-19.
Nov. 13, 2020—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students beginning at 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with former United States secretaries of state Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell taking place the day prior. The community conversation will be conducted via Zoom, and registration is required to participate.
Oct. 30, 2020—Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
Sep. 30, 2020—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Tracey George and Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan, will host a series of workshops for faculty outlining the ways the new Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program can be used.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney presented faculty awards for both spring and fall 2020 as part of the virtual faculty assembly held Aug. 27.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27.
Aug. 14, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will share his vision and priorities for the new academic year and present many of the university’s highest honors at the Fall Faculty Assembly—to be held virtually—on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Jul. 22, 2020—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the Faculty Senate co-hosted a virtual town hall for faculty focused on classroom safety July 20. The discussion covered classroom protocols, student compliance and the notification process for positive COVID-19 cases.
Jul. 17, 2020—Provost Susan R. Wente and the Faculty Senate will co-host a virtual town hall for faculty focused on classroom safety—including classroom protocols—on Monday, July 20. The live webinar from 11 a.m. to noon also will include a moderated question-and-answer session.
Jul. 6, 2020—In a message to university faculty, Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney, Faculty Senate Vice Chair Ben Harris and Provost Susan R. Wente provide additional clarity and address concerns regarding faculty members' safe return to campus and how they will teach classes this fall.
Diermeier shares message of optimism, announces upcoming virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community
May. 29, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message this week with the Vanderbilt community and announced a series of virtual gatherings throughout the month of June for students and their families, staff, faculty and alumni.
Apr. 24, 2020—Faculty may submit nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to a Vanderbilt faculty member for distinguished service through extraordinary contributions in the councils and governance of the university, through Friday, May 15.