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Welcome to the General Faculty Council Website!

Welcome to the website of the University of Virginia General Faculty Council (GFC)!  The Council represents full and part-time non-tenure-track 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, as well as links to other resources. We also hope that 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 that they do.

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Faculty Spotlight

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headshot of Keith Weimer
Photo by Tom Daly
Keith Weimer is the current Chair of the General Faculty Council and a Research Librarian for the departments of History and Religious Studies. He received his B.A. in History from Allegheny College and his Masters in History and his Masters of Library and Information Sciences from University of Pittsburgh.

Throughout his career, he has worked in libraries at the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Union University, the University of Richmond, and the University of Virginia. In 2017, he served as President of the Virginia Library Association (VLA), where he helped plan and preside over an annual conference for public and academic librarians. Under his leadership, the conference featured Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of the esteemed novel Hidden Figures. The purpose of this annual conference is to serve as a public forum for all libraries to share their innovative programs, including information literacy programs, diversity programs, technological implementation programs, preservation techniques, and cataloging techniques.

Furthermore, Keith serves as Chair of the Library Staff Council at the University of Virginia, where he facilitates discussions on topics important to U.Va. Library staff....

Pie Chart of Faculty and Research Staff at UVA: 44% Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty, 56% General Faculty, including Academic General Faculty, Administrative General Faculty, and Professional Research StaffPie Chart of all Employees at UVA: 5% Professional Research Staff, 17% Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty, 12% Academic General Faculty, 4% Administrative General Faculty, 11% Classified Staff, 51% University Staff