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Departments, programs respond to referendum, vitalization project

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer
February 26
Filed under News

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 »

CAA to discuss program recommendations

Staff Report
February 23
Filed under News

The Council on Academic affairs will discuss its draft document of recommendations for programs being considered for elimination or reorganization. It is scheduled to meet 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. The council heard about the programs at its last meeting and conducted its... Read more »

Academic programs present case to CAA

Chrissy Miller, Administration reporter
February 19
Filed under News

Programs recommended for elimination or reorganization by Workgroup No. 7, which looked at academic programs during the vitalization project, presented their cases before the Council on Academic Affairs Thursday. Four programs- philosophy, adult and community education, Africana studies and career... Read more »

CAA to hear from programs

Staff Report
February 15
Filed under News

The Council of Academic Affairs will hear from two of the groups being considered for elimination or consolidation at its meeting Thursday. According to the agenda, the bachelor’s program in Adult and Community Education and philosophy are scheduled to present to the CAA and answer its questions... Read more »

Committee report, receive philosophy information

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
February 13
Filed under News, Online

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met Monday to discuss a tentative outline for its report as well as new information provided to the committee from the philosophy department. The outline included sections concerning program costs and enrollment history; contributions... Read more »

Faculty Senate finalizes vitalization referendum language

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
February 7
Filed under News

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 »

Open Letter: Africana studies, philosophy essential to university mission

February 2
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

A preview of this letter appeared in our print edition on Feb. 2nd, 2017. Dear President Glassman: We, the undersigned members of the Women’s Studies program at Eastern, protest in the strongest terms possible any proposal to eliminate major programs in Africana studies and philosophy at Easte... Read more »

Faculty Senate creates subcommittee to review recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 31
Filed under News

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 »

Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization review committee moves forward

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
January 31
Filed under News

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee officially decided to turn its attention to a review of the philosophy department during a meeting Monday. Richard Jones, chair of the Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee, proposed that the committee do this... Read more »

Committee turns full attention to philosophy

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
January 31
Filed under News

  The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee officially decided to turn its attention to a review of the philosophy department during a meeting Monday. Richard Jones, chair of the Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee, proposed that the committee... Read more »

CAA discusses program review methodology

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 26
Filed under News

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed how it would start looking at programs being considered for elimination and reorganization at their meeting Thursday. The four programs being considered are the bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, adult and community education, Africana studies and career... Read more »

Committee to start reviewing philosophy

Jason Hardimon, Staff reporter
January 23
Filed under News, Online

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met with Jon Blitz, president of the EIU-UPI Monday to hear his advice and perspective as the committee moves forward in reviewing four programs. The programs submitted to the committee for review include the bachelor’s in philosophy,... Read more »

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