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Shared Governance at Vanderbilt web portal launches

Sep. 20, 2018—A new university website will better connect the Vanderbilt community to the various outlets for shared governance on campus and will serve as a repository for related best practice resources.

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Shared Governance recommendations focus on communication and expanded faculty engagement

May. 24, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee recommends expanding the partnership between administration and faculty, with particular attention paid to enriched communication and broaden faculty involvement.

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Bartels wins $10,000 research award at Faculty Assembly

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty award for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was given to Larry Bartels during the 2017 Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24.

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Increasing faculty engagement aim of new Shared Governance Project

Nov. 17, 2016—Deeper faculty engagement in university decision-making and initiatives is the aim of the new Shared Governance Project being launched next month by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Faculty Senate elects leadership for 2016-17

Aug. 17, 2016—The Faculty Senate, the representative and deliberative body of the Vanderbilt faculties, has elected its leadership for 2016-17.

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Gender awareness and inclusion forum scheduled for April 12

Apr. 7, 2016—The second of two forums discussing gender awareness and inclusion at Vanderbilt sponsored by the Faculty Senate and Vanderbilt Student Government will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Moore College, Room A117. All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend.

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Chancellor reviews a year of dialogue, change and renewed energy at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 1, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discussed the implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan, the university and Medical Center transition to two separate legal and financial entities, groundbreaking research, and the university's examination of what community looks like at Vanderbilt in his Spring Faculty Assembly address.

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Reminder: Faculty Senate town hall on Vanderbilt reorganization is Oct. 30

Oct. 20, 2015—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, will host a second town hall meeting on the VU-VUMC reorganization Friday, Oct. 30.

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Grad students welcome at Oct. 14 forum discussing graduate education at VU

Oct. 8, 2015—The purpose of the event is to capture feedback on the proposals of the Graduate Education Study Group’s executive summary from current graduate students.

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Faculty Senate to focus on engagement for 2015-16

Oct. 8, 2015—Improving communication with faculty and better engaging faculty members in its efforts are top goals of this year’s Faculty Senate, according to Richard Willis, chair for 2015-16.

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New ‘text mining’ tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers

Oct. 2, 2015—A partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt Libraries can benefit the entire campus research community with the availability of new technology tools that include a 'back door portal' to LexisNexis Academic content.

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Next graduate education forum is Oct. 5

Sep. 30, 2015—The third in a series of forums discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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