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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.

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Faculty may nominate colleagues for Thomas Jefferson Award

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.

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2020 virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website launched

Apr. 9, 2020—On a virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the university’s continued momentum and highlights faculty achievements.

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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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