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Ersin updates Faculty Senate on new nursing major

JJ Bullock

December 3, 2019

Özlem Ersin, the dean of Eastern’s College of Health and Human Services, informed Eastern’s Faculty Senate on Tuesday that the college is continuing to move forward in the implementation of a new four-year nursing degree, and that structure is in place and staff “know what they’re doing.”  ...

Faculty Senate to hear report

Staff Report

November 11, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear a guest report from Austin Cheney, the dean of Lumpkin College of Business at its 2 p.m. meeting in room 4440 of Booth Library on Tuesday. The senate will hear reports from the executive committee, elections and nominations committee, student and staff senate relations ...

Faculty Senate to hear 4 university updates

Staff Report

October 28, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear four items of business during Tuesday. The items include an update on the School of the Arts, an update on testing accommodations,  a report on the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Council on Planning and Budget as well as the Provost Report. Committee reports...

Faculty Senate hears student fee proposal

JJ Bullock

October 15, 2019

Faculty Senate heard a proposal on Tuesday which puts forth the idea of creating a student fee, which would give Eastern students free access to all shows at the Doudna Fine Arts Center and also provide additional funding to upkeep of facilities. The proposed fee was discussed internally by the Doudna commu...

Faculty Senate to talk over 3 items

Staff Report

October 14, 2019

Faculty Senate will discuss three items during its meeting Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of Booth Library. The three items include a report from the provost, an update on discussions about Textbook Rental and an informational update on the Quality Innovation Project. The senate will also hear re...

Faculty Senate talks testing accommodations

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

Testing accommodations at Eastern was once again a hot topic of discussion for Eastern’s Faculty Senate at its meeting Tuesday in Booth Library. The Senate has brought this issue up previously, and again on Tuesday the issue was raised about what can be done to fix what some faculty believe is a ...

3 guest speakers visit Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

Testing accommodations for students at Eastern was a hot topic once again at Eastern’s Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday in Booth Library. The topic was brought up for a second meeting in a row; this meeting, however, the topic was discussed for a longer period of time, and the idea of an ad hoc com...

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...

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