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Departments, programs respond to referendum, vitalization project

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer
February 26
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Following the Faculty Senate's referendum last Tuesday, programs considered for elimination or consolidation reflected on how they are being affected by the vitalization project. Last week, 145 faculty members voted 'no confidence' in Workgroup No. 7’s process and outcomes in the vitalization project. The... Read more »

Referendum results to be announced at next Faculty Senate meeting

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
February 14
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The results of a referendum asking faculty to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the process and outcomes of vitalization project Workgroup No.7 are set to be announced next Tuesday. The referendum asks the faculty to vote yes or no to the statement “I have confidence in the process... Read more »

Vitalization referendum sent out

February 13
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Faculty were emailed a referendum Monday asking them to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the process and outcomes of vitalization project Workgroup no.7. The Faculty Senate sent out the referendum, which asks faculty to answer yes or no the statement, “I have confidence in the process... Read more »

Faculty Senate finalizes vitalization referendum language

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
February 7
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The Faculty Senate finalized language for a referendum on faculty confidence in the vitalization project process at its meeting Tuesday. The original referendum asked faculty to answer the question, “I have high confidence in the process employed by Vitalization Workgroup no.7 in the program review... Read more »

Faculty Senate creates subcommittee to review recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 31
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The Faculty Senate voted to create a subcommittee to review the recommendations of Workgroup No. 7, which looked at academic programs and suggested eliminating or consolidating several of them, at its meeting Tuesday. The programs being considered for elimination are the bachelor’s programs in philosophy,... Read more »

Committee meets to discuss its role

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 22
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This story has been updated to add information that was not received as of press time Sunday. The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met for the first time to discuss its charge and role going forward Friday. Following the vitalization project, where Workgroups made rec... Read more »

Committee needs information on program elimination, consolidation by Friday

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 19
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According to the EIU-UPI Unit A contract, the Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee needs to receive information by Friday about each program being considered for elimination or reorganization, if it would involve the layoff of an employee. The purpose of the committee is to... Read more »

President Glassman Meets with Faculty Senate for vitalization discussion

President Glassman Meets with Faculty Senate for vitalization discussion

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
January 18
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In the Faculty Senate meeting, Eastern President David Glassman clarified the roles of the Council on Academic Affairs and Faculty Senate, as well as how the administration plans to move forward with program consolidations and deletions. There were originally seven programs Workgroup no. 7 put forward... Read more »

Faculty Senate raises concerns about vitalization report

Faculty Senate raises concerns about vitalization report

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
January 11
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*Correction: C.C. Wharram was erroneously attributed. The News regrets the error.  In a special meeting to discuss the vitalization project, the Faculty Senate raised concerns about what it called “inconsistent information” in Workgroup No. 7’s final report. During the meeting, members prop... Read more »

Faculty Senate criticizes University of Illinois proposal

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
December 6
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  The Faculty Senate debated a resolution condemning the University of Illinois system for a funding proposal it sent to Springfield and set a date to discuss the vitalization project at its meeting Tuesday. Also brought up were concerns about the rising cost of health care. Senate member... Read more »

Faculty Senate to discuss downsizing

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
November 28
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  Faculty Senate will talk about possibly downsizing and voting on a new replacement for a Council on Academic Affairs member in their next meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of the Booth Library. Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate Jeffrey Stowell said an item that may be discussed is downsizing... Read more »

Faculty Senate talks vitalization transparency

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
November 15
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  The Faculty Senate passed a resolution saying they rely on Eastern President David Glassman’s assurance that profit/loss sheets are only going to be used as one measure of data to critique programs within the vitalization project at its meeting Tuesday. The profit/loss sheets show a department’s... Read more »

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