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Administration determines implementation for workgroup recommendations

Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under News

After analyzing the recommendations from vitalization project workgroups, the administration has updated and implemented some suggestions from Workgroups no. 1, 4, 5 and 6. Workgroup no. 1, Student Services, suggested filling positions in the University Police Department. With the recent police...

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted next week

Staff Report
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The final recommendations from Workgroups No. 8 and 9 will be posted on the vitalization project early next week, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News. These workgroups, Academic Visioning I and II, were the last two to submit their suggestions on Friday, April 14. Workgroup No. 8 re...

Workgroup No.9 talks feedback, potential topics

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  Workgroup No.9, Academic Visioning II, discussed some of the potential topics it will bring up in its final report and how they will present it at its meeting Monday. Feedback the group received during town hall meetings and surveys will be in the appendix of the report. Workgroup chair...

Workgroup No. 9 reviews feedback, prepares for second town hall meeting

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Workgroup no. 9, Academic Visioning II, discussed the feedback they received from last week’s town hall during a general meeting Monday afternoon. Workgroup chair Melinda Mueller, a political science professor,said many of the surveys submitted ranged from neutral to negative answers in regarding...

Vitalization referendum sent out

February 14, 2017
Filed under Online

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...

Committee meets to discuss its role

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under News

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...

Workgroup sets date for town hall meeting

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  Workgroup no. 8, Academic Visioning I, established a town hall meeting to collect feedback and discussed several micro-degree proposals at its meeting Friday. With the deadline to submit the final report still months away, Workgroup Chair Jeff Stowell, a psychology professor, said the group...

Vitalization project recommendations posted

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under News

By Cassie Buchman News Editor | @cjbuchman Editor’s note: The recommendations in the story are only a few of the many the Workgroup recommendations. The rest can be found at the project’s webpage. We will update the story as we continue to examine and explore what these recommendations mean to the...

Faculty Senate criticizes University of Illinois proposal

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under News

  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...

Workgroup identifies pros and cons of new academic programs

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2016
Filed under News

  Workgroup No. 8, charged with academic visioning, weighed the positives and negatives for possibly implementing an agriculture business academic program, doctorate programs and a leadership minor during its meeting Monday. Members unanimously agreed that offering an agriculture business...

Marketing group looking for personality of Eastern

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 16, 2016
Filed under News, Online

Workgroup no. 6, focused on university marketing and branding, discussed raising awareness to prospective students, creating a marketing "toolbox" for each department, establishing a brand for Eastern and structuralizing issues. Richard Flight, the chairman of the workgroup and marketing professor,...

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