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The Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon to discuss OMET surveys for professors and to ensure faculty and staff are paid an adequate amount.

Faculty Assembly talks salaries, OMETs

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer February 16, 2021
The February Faculty Assembly meeting began on a lighthearted note with Chris Bonneau, its president and professor of political science.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday to discuss changes to policy that dictates what material is owned by the University, policies for submitting grievances to the University, and voted to pass the resolution on a required Black studies course and a clarified syllabus statement on religious observances.

Faculty voices support for mandatory Black studies course, allowing students to recognize religious observances

By Thea Barrett, Staff Writer October 8, 2020
The Faculty Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the University to create a mandatory three-credit Black studies course.
Pitt's Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon.

Pitt to allow in-person classes if ‘definable benefit,’ remainder to stay online during Elevated posture

By Rebecca Johnson, Jon Moss, and Alice Tang September 9, 2020
Provost Ann Cudd said in a Wednesday afternoon email to faculty members that they can apply to teach their classes in person if there is a “definable benefit” to in-person instruction, and if an instructor’s dean or regional campus president approves teaching plans.
Faculty convened via Zoom and voiced numerous, wide-ranging concerns Tuesday afternoon about Pitt’s plans for the fall semester.

Faculty voice concerns as fall semester approaches

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief July 7, 2020
Faculty have raised flags about a lack of shared governance in parts of the process and a lack of information provided by the administration.
Faculty government leaders discuss fall plans during Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

‘Failure’ of shared governance in fall term emails, faculty leaders say

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 9, 2020
Faculty government leaders discussed multiple items related to the COVID-19 pandemic at Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Assembly meeting held via Zoom.
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