September 5, 2017


  1. Approval of Minutes of April 18, 2017

  2. Memorial Resolution for Vernon Dee Pace

  3. Executive Committee Business(10 minutes)
    Alex Tanford, Faculty President

    Circular B1-2018: BFC Members 2017-2018
    Circular B2-2018: Summary of Actions Taken 2016-2017 

  4. Presiding Officer’s Report (10 minutes)
    Lauren Robel, Provost

  5. Question/Comment Period*

  6. Presentation from Office of Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion(10 minutes)
    John Nieto-Phillips, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

  7. Questions/Comments for the Office of Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (20 minutes)

  8. Open discussion of controversial speech on campus and the faculty role in managing conflict and maintaining collegiality in and out of the classroom (30 minutes)
    Steve Sanders, Chair of the Student Affairs Committee, and Michael Morrone, Chair of the Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee

  9. Presentation on the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs' Faculty Mentoring Initiatives (15 minutes)
    Arnell Hammond, Director, Faculty Mentoring Initiatives

  10. Questions/Comments on OVPDEMA's Faculty Mentoring Initiatives (10 minutes)

*Faculty who are not members of the Faculty Council and who wish to address questions to Provost Robel or President Tanford should submit their questions to the Faculty Council Office at