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Vitalization referendum sent out

February 13
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... Read more »

Committee meets to discuss its role

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 22
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... Read more »

Workgroup sets date for town hall meeting

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
January 16
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... Read more »

Vitalization project recommendations posted

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
January 9
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... Read more »

Faculty Senate criticizes University of Illinois proposal

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter
December 6
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... Read more »

Workgroup identifies pros and cons of new academic programs

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
October 31
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... Read more »

Marketing group looking for personality of Eastern

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor
October 16
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,... Read more »

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