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Faculty Senate to talk Think Tank project

Staff Report

March 17, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

Faculty Senate discusses proposed 360 review

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 13, 2018


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The Faculty Senate looked at the proposed 360 review for administrators and the contractual language of the combinations of the Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee and the Sanction Termination Hearing Committee at their meeting Tuesday. The original proposal to update the review p...

Faculty Senate to discuss potential constitution changes

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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The Faculty Senate will look at senate constitution changes and the university think tank proposal at its meeting Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Proposed changes to the senate constitution now includes the new shared governance proposal discussed at the senate’s Oct. 17 meeting. ...

Faculty Senate looks at solutions with shared governance, think tank

Faculty Senate looks at solutions with shared governance, think tank

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 17, 2018


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The Faculty Senate had a full agenda Tuesday, which included looking at resolutions for shared governance, an updated 360 review process for administrators and a university think tank. The shared governance discussion, which began in earnest at a senate meeting on Jan. 23, 2018, was started because of c...

Faculty Senate discusses Unit B involvement in senate

Faculty Senate discusses Unit B involvement in senate

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 2, 2018


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The Faculty Senate met on Tuesday to discuss Unit B faculty members serving on the senate and the possible combination of the Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee and the Sanction Termination Hearing Committee. In the senate’s Sept. 4, 2018 meeting, they first discussed Unit B facult...

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