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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Posvar Hall.

Faculty Assembly discusses testing center issues, university policies

By Marissa Kelley, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear gave an update on the ongoing issue with the Disability and Resource Services’ Testing Center capacity at this week’s meeting. For 18 months, the testing center...

Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear and co-Chair of Faculty Affairs Tom Songer in room 2700 of Posvar Hall on Wednesday.

‘A huge step forward for Pitt’: Faculty Assembly discusses new policies

By Briana Bindus, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear said Pitt has seen a 31% increase in the use of testing services since fall 2022 and an overall 250% increase in Disability Resources and Services accommodations since...

The Faculty Assembly in room 2700 of Posvar Hall on Wednesday.

Faculty Assembly discusses new winter commencement, new LGBTQIA+ steering committee

By Bella Markovitz, Senior Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear addressed concerns about the new Dec. 17 winter commencement at its final meeting of the year. “Because this is the first year of this half-year sort of winter...

The Chancellors Update to Faculty Assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly addresses Plan for Pitt, health care and AI in monthly meeting

By Khushi Rai, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2023
The Faculty Assembly took place on Wednesday afternoon in Posvar Hall and over Zoom. Topics discussed included Plan for Pitt, student health insurance and AI implementation on campus.
Faculty assembly addresses active shooter hoax, discusses University response and safety measures

Faculty assembly addresses active shooter hoax, discusses University response and safety measures

By Madison Dean, Senior Staff Writer April 13, 2023
The Faculty Assembly held a meeting on Wednesday afternoon in Posvar Hall and over Zoom to discuss the recent hoax active shooter incident, welcome Pitt’s new chancellor and review updates on the travel cash advance policy and network policy.
Faculty assembly discusses upcoming ‘anti-trans’ events, continuation of ELI through next year

Faculty assembly discusses upcoming ‘anti-trans’ events, continuation of ELI through next year

By Madison Dean, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2023
The Faculty Assembly held a meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the continuation of the English Language Institute, the impact of upcoming ‘anti-trans’ events on the Pitt community and exercise facility benefits for employees.
The Pitt Faculty Assembly meeting on Wednesday.

Faculty Assembly discusses alleged unfair labor practice charge against administration, communication between union and faculty

By James Paul, Staff Writer December 2, 2022
Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear said that the faculty union is moving to file an unfair labor practice charge against the University at a recent Assembly meeting.
The Pitt Faculty Assembly meeting on Wednesday.

Faculty assembly talks faculty union criticisms, IPA policy

By Khushi Rai, Staff Writer November 4, 2022
To Faculty Assembly Vice President Kristin Kanthak, the recent actions of the faculty union are “frustrating and embarrassing”.
Wednesday’s faculty assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly discusses HR concerns, United Way campaign

By James Paul, For The Pitt News October 7, 2022
To Alexandros Labrinidis, it’s hard to convince students that Pitt is a viable employer when the pay for research jobs is so low.
The Cathedral of Learning and William Pitt Union on campus.

Faculty assembly discusses tuition exchange policy, dependent care and retirement benefits

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer September 8, 2022
Faculty Assembly president Robin Kear kicked off the first meeting of the academic year by reminding faculty that it’s time to start moving back into pre-pandemic expectations for their courses
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