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Faculty Senate confirms CASL suspension

Faculty Senate confirms CASL suspension

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

May 13, 2019

Eastern’s Provost Jay Gatrell said the Academic Affairs office is suspending the University Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) for the next year in order to have a discussion surrounding assessment on campus and what can be changed about it. “If we truly believe in assessment...

3 positions empty after Faculty Senate election results

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019

Three committee positions still need to be filled after the Faculty Senate election results came in on Tuesday, and the Senate approved a candidate for another position despite the write-in candidate not receiving the required number of votes. Jeff Stowell, the Senate’s vice chair, said Bill Schultz,...

Faculty Senate elections now underway

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019

Faculty members have until March 26 to vote in the Faculty Senate election, which includes voting for changes to the Faculty Senate constitution. Jeff Stowell, the vice chair for the Faculty Senate, announced at the Senate’s Tuesday meeting that the election is now open and the ballot can be dist...

Plans underway for campus capital projects

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019

Replacing the elevators in McAfee Gym and the Student Services Building along with other significant projects are expected to take place during the summer semester. Tim Zimmer, the director of facilities planning and management, announced the long anticipated repairs during a Tuesday Faculty Senate m...

Faculty Senate to talk Think Tank project

Staff Report

March 17, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear presentations from three guest speakers and will continue discussion for the Think Tank project at its Tuesday meeting. The meeting will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. English professor Jeannie Ludlow; Paul McCann, the interim vice president of busine...

Faculty Senate talks proposal for ‘think tank’

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019

Discussion regarding the proposal of a university think tank continued at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The idea of a think tank originated from a recommendation proposed by the Workgroup No. 8 and 9 Review Committee last year. The committee proposed the idea of creating a permanent group or ...

Faculty Senate discusses changes to Textbook Rental policy

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019

The Faculty Senate discussed revisions to the internal governing policy for Textbook Rental and voted to put proposed changes to the Senate Constitution on the election ballot for faculty to vote on. Jeff Stowell, the co-chair of the Senate and member of the Textbook Rental Advisory Committee, said...

Faculty Senate to have seat dedicated to ACFs

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2019

The Faculty Senate approved a proposal that created a dedicated seat on the Senate for Annually Contracted Faculty. The position will be a three-year term with all ACFs voting in the Senate election for the person to fill that seat. Jeffery Stowell, the Senate vice chair, said if the dedicated...

Faculty Senate talks virtual desktops, thin clients

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

The Faculty Senate discussed the possibility of implementing virtual desktops in areas across campus including academic departments and administration offices, with some exceptions. Joshua Awalt, the interim assistant vice president of Information Technology Services, presented to the Faculty Senate and ...

Faculty may have voice in 360-degree review of administrators

Faculty may have voice in 360-degree review of administrators

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019

Faculty may now have a say in the 360-degree review process of administrators, including vice presidents and deans. Members of the Faculty Senate revisited the 360-degree review process at a Jan. 8 meeting. They agreed that all faculty members should be able to evaluate the deans of their respective c...

Faculty Senate hears concerns regarding information technology centralization plan

Faculty Senate hears concerns regarding information technology centralization plan

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2019

Concerns regarding the integration of library technology services with Eastern’s information technology services were brought before the Faculty Senate Tuesday afternoon. Stacey Knight-Davis, the head of library technology services, presented to the senate and said in Nov. 2018 she was informed t...

Faculty Senate to discuss Unit B senate seat proposal

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 26, 2018

Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal to create a dedicated Unit B seat on the senate, the email draft for faculty to be a part of the think tank and a topic for the presidential lecture series. The role of annually contracted faculty, a part of the overall Unit B faculty, on the senate has been a ...

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