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Rebecca Kneedler called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. in
Room 200 at Ruffner Hall. In attendance were Jahan Ramazani, Daniel
Larson, Susan McKinnon, Michael Smith, Sharon Utz, Janet Horne, Miles
Townsend and Marguerite Lippert. Guests were Peter Low, Vice
President and Provost, Alex Johnson, Vice Provost for Faculty
Recruitment, and Robert Reynolds, Vice Provost for Health
Alex Johnson discussed faculty diversity and what role the
Faculty Senate may play in fostering faculty diversity. Mr. Johnson
gave an overview of faculty diversity at UVA; what is happening, what
he would like to see happen, and how the University can improve
faculty recruitment and retention. The group brainstormed what might
be done in an effort to improve recruitment and retention of women
and minorities. There was a discussion on what role the Senate
should play regarding mentoring initiatives.
Ms. Kneedler distributed a memorandum from Robin Miksad
regarding a proposed table of contents for the Research Guide for
Faculty. She asked the Executive Council to review the document.
The implementation of the faculty salary increases was briefly
Ms. Kneedler told the Council that there will be a research
forum on February 8, with Til Hazel as a speaker. She urged everyone
to attend the forum.
The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
Submitted by Susan McKinnon, Secretary to the Faculty