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Tensions ran high as faculty discussed topics including the Program for Civic Virtue and Civil Discourse, which some think lacks transparency and may have conservative roots, at a meeting on Monday.
The Faculty Executive Committee met in South Building to discuss new forms of online communication, the Three Zeroes Environmental Initiative and the PCVCD.
The meeting began with a mention of the two public forums that will be held by the Chancellor Search Committee on Sept. 17 and 18. Forum attendants will discuss traits they would like see in the new chancellor.
Jane Calloway, director of internal communications, explained plans for The Well, an online news forum for University employees. The Well, which is a reimagined form of the printed University Gazette, will be updated on a daily basis by 8 a.m. It was designed in response to faculty requests that different calendars and news streams be pulled together in a singular, more navigable online location.
“We want employees to have a quick place where they can find out what’s going on with all of those initiatives,” Calloway said. “We want this to be a hub. We want employees to come read the news every morning and then there are certain business applications that employees can jump off to.”
Three Zeroes Initiative
After Calloway spoke, members provided an update on accomplishments within the Three Zeroes Initiative.