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The Pitt News

Last Wednesday’s Faculty Assembly meeting.

Faculty Assembly talks community engaged scholarship, new budget model

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer May 17, 2022
Faculty Assembly President Robin Kear and Vice President Kris Kanthak discussed two documents intended to help Pitt become more equitable and uplift marginalized communities at last week’s meeting. Kanthak said the provost’s recommendations in the documents “give credit” to those who haven’t received it before.
The Pitt Faculty Assembly meeting on Wednesday.

‘Leaves me a little salty:’ Faculty Assembly discusses travel policy, campus safety

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 15, 2022
The Faculty Assembly met on Wednesday to discuss the current travel policy, academic freedom and campus safety.
Pitt Faculty Assembly members discuss Pitt potentially removing its mask mandate on Wednesday afternoon.

Faculty Assembly discusses mask mandate, budget policy and more

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2022
In its Wednesday virtual meeting, Faculty Assembly discussed Pitt potentially removing its mask mandate and voted on a budget policy recommendation and a resolution banning external interference on what can or cannot be covered in courses.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon to discuss returning to in-person classes and the on-campus crime policy.

Faculty Assembly discusses return to in-person classes, on-campus crime policy

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Writer January 21, 2022
Robin Kear, the president of Pitt’s Faculty Assembly, said at a Wednesday meeting that she can’t wait until there are no more vaccine updates.
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the future of teaching at Pitt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty Assembly discusses pandemic learning, background checks and HIPAA

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how Pitt will move forward with teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to approve two draft policies from the Benefits and Welfare committee.
Pitt Faculty Assembly members discuss the faculty union vote on Wednesday afternoon.

Faculty Assembly discusses unionization vote, Outlier partnership

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer November 5, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly met Wednesday afternoon in a hybrid fashion to discuss the faculty union vote, union contract negotiation and a report from the Senate Budget Policies Committee about Pitt's partnership with the Outlier program.
Pitt Faculty Assembly members discuss criteria used to assess professors’ scholarly pursuits on Wednesday. Members voted in favor of a dependent care committee and an academic freedom resolution.

Faculty Assembly discusses performance criteria, forms dependent care committee

By Abby Cardilli, For The Pitt News October 8, 2021
Pitt’s Faculty Assembly this week discussed performance criteria for faculty members, formed an ad-hoc committee on dependent care and talked about efforts to explore the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
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.
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