Welcome to the General Faculty Council Website!

The General Faculty Council (GFC) represents full and part-time non-tenure-track (general) faculty and Senior Professional Research Staff. We exist to represent the interests of these constituents to the University, to advise the University on matters pertaining to these constituents, and to provide service to the University.

On the GFC website you will find information about the Council: Our Bylaws, organizational structure, and current membership; a schedule of meetings, minutes from past meetings, and news relevant to general faculty and Senior Professional Research Staff. The resources tab includes links to key policies and resources relevant to general faculty. We also hope the site will acquaint you with some of the amazing general faculty and Senior Professional Research Staff at the University of Virginia and the kinds of work they do.

MEETINGS WILL BE HELD THE 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT NOON in person or via Zoom (when classes are in session):


Meeting dates for 2023/24:

September 6 – Ridley Hall 206 (Ed School)

October 4 - Clark, Brown Library 148

November 1 – Clark, Brown Library 148

December 6 – Clark,  Brown Library 148

January 3 – no meeting/alternate day January 10 if needed

February 7 – Student Health – Multipurpose Room (550 Brandon Ave.)

March 6 – Spring Break –TBA/via zoom only 

April 3 – Student Health- Multipurpose Room (550 Brandon Ave.)

May 1 – Student Health – Multipurpose Room (550 Brandon Ave.)

Agendas sent via email.


MENTORING NETWORK EVENT (optional for GFC members)


September 14 3 – 4:45 pm - Holloway Hall (Bavaro Hall - School of Ed & Human Development)


This event is an outreach of the Publicity & Committee and Mentoring Network. The event will be semi-structured in that there will be break out discussions for Librarians, A&P Faculty, Senior Researchers, and New Faculty as well as time for conversations and networking. 




Recent News

Faculty Spotlight

Headshot of Diana Whaley

Professor Diane E Whaley's teaching and service to the University of Virginia and to the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) have been exemplary throughout her 24 years as a member of the SEHD faculty. Based on her dedication and commitment to students and the University, Diane has been recognized as a Professor Emerita.