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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting that unvaccinated students will be required to take weekly COVID tests, and a positive test will result in the inability to access campus buildings.

‘We have to be agile’’: Senate Council discusses COVID-19 guidelines, faculty union vote

By Millicent Watt, Assistant News Editor September 10, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt’s new COVID-19 testing program for the academic year is estimated to cost between $20 and $50 million in order to test unvaccinated students weekly, starting on Monday.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday to discuss the details of Pitt’s vaccine requirements and how the University would continue to keep all campuses safe from COVID-19.

Faculty Assembly discusses vaccine data, unionization vote at September meeting

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 3, 2021
Dr. John Williams, head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office, said Wednesday that with high vaccination numbers and the COVID-19 positivity rate at less than 1%, the University is in a “great place” for the start of the fall semester.
Faculty Assembly met last Wednesday, discussing and voting on a required vaccination mandate and policy changes to better accommodate the University’s new decentralized budget model, as well as addressing updates to language in academic committee policies.

‘The more people vaccinated, the closer we get to normal’: Faculty Assembly encourages vaccination mandate, talks budget policies

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 19, 2021
John Williams, head of Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office, said vaccines are important so students can return to their normal routines as the CDC releases more liberal guidelines for vaccinated people.
During Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting, President Chris Bonneau introduced a resolution for Pitt to make vaccination a requirement and to ensure equal vaccination opportunities for students.

Faculty Assembly discusses required vaccination proposal, possible new budget model

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
All students should be required to have a COVID-19 vaccination to participate in on-campus activities next fall, according to a proposal introduced at Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting. No formal vote was given on this resolution at the meeting.
Faculty Assembly members passed new term limits for Senate officers and discussed upcoming anti-racism panel discussions, next week’s Self-Care Day and tentative plans for an in-person commencement at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting hosted via Zoom.

Faculty Assembly passes new officer term limits, discusses COVID-19 on campus

By Mische Holland, For The Pitt News March 18, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly passed new term limits for Senate officers and discussed upcoming anti-racism panel discussions, next week’s Self Care Day and tentative plans for an in-person commencement at Wednesday afternoon’s meeting.
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 17, 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 9, 2020
The Faculty Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the University to create a mandatory three-credit Black studies course.
Pitts 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 8, 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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