The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold its quarterly board meeting at 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Board Room of Torgersen Hall (Room 2100) on the Blacksburg campus.

On Sunday, March 25, board members will tour the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory in Randolph Hall from 1 to 2 p.m. and see demonstrations of robots CHARLI-2 and DARwin by Dennis Hong, associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering.

From 2:30 to 4 p.m., the full board will attend an information session to be held in Latham Ballrooms D, E, and F and will receive presentations on the university’s draft long-range plan, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Also on Sunday, the Research Committee will meet in open session from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. in the Solitude Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

On Monday, March 26, the following committee sessions will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech unless otherwise noted:

  • The Academic Affairs Committee will have a breakfast meeting and tour of the SCALE UP Classroom (3076 Derring Hall) at 7:15 a.m. At 9 a.m., the committee will meet in closed session in the Drillfield Room of the Inn at Virginia Tech, followed by an open session at 9:30 a.m. at the same location.
  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee will have a breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. at West End Market, followed by a tour the residential college at West Ambler Johnston Hall. The committee will then meet in open session at 10:15 a.m. in Solitude Room. The Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee will meet jointly in open session at 11:30 a.m. in the Duck Pond Room.
  • The Finance and Audit Committee will meet in closed session at 7:30 a.m. in the 1872 Salon and will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Duckpond Room.
  • The Student Affairs and Athletics Committee will meet in open session at 8:30 a.m. in the Smithfield Room at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

During the two-day meeting, the board will consider resolutions on a new Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and culture, a new short term disability program for restricted faculty, a new university conviction and driving record investigation policy, a regulation concerning weapons on campus, and 2012-13 compensation for graduate assistants. In addition, the 2012-13 undergraduate and graduate student representatives to the board will be selected. 

More information may be found at the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors website.

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