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Faculty Senate to hear guest reports

Staff Report

September 16, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear from three guests during their meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Witters Conference Room, room 4440, in Booth Library. Catherine Polydore, an associate professor in the department of college student affairs, will be speaking to the senate about the third annual Making Ex...

Faculty forum talks Eastern’s future

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

September 12, 2019

Higher education is constantly changing, and the Faculty Senate is figuring out how Eastern can keep up competitively. Michael Dobbs, a professor in the school of business, presented the information he gathered about Illinois institutions Thursday afternoon at the faculty forum. Teshome Abebe, chair of the fa...

Gatrell delivers enrollment report to Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell delivered Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers, conveying a message of overall positivity and growth, to the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Gatrell reported to the senate that overall head count, which includes high school dual credit students and online students, increased ...

Faculty Senate to have first meeting of new year

Staff Report

August 19, 2019

The Faculty Senate is scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m. in room 4440 of Booth Library Tuesday afternoon. No agenda had been posted as of 8:00 p.m. Monday evening and the content of the meeting is unknown. The News Staff can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]

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...

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