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Faculty Senate to examine Workgroup Review Committee recommendations, discuss potential Charleston Bike Path

Staff Report

February 19, 2018


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The Faculty Senate is set to discuss, among other items, its response to the recommendations of the Workgroup Review Committee at its next meeting. During the Workgroup Review Committee’s meetings, it looked at the recommendations made by vitalization project Workgroups no. 8 and 9. These recommendations...

Arts Festival returns this spring after 2-year absence

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 6, 2018


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After being canceled in 2016 and 2017, Celebration, an arts festival, returns this spring. Anita Shelton, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, said Tuesday at a Faculty Senate meeting the festival is a tradition at Eastern that was originally cut in 2016 because of low staffing. Cel...

Faculty Senate to hear from dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Doudna staff members

Staff Report

February 5, 2018


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The Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday for a conversation with the interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and staff members of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to its agenda, the Senate will hear from Interim Dean Anita Shelton, Dan Crews, director of programming and celebration...

Faculty Senate, CAA look at shared governance

Faculty Senate, CAA look at shared governance

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Members of the Council on Academic Affairs attended the Faculty Senate meeting on Tuesday to continue a larger discussion on shared governance and how it applies to Eastern’s organizations. At their last meeting, the Faculty Senate discussed the possibility that their bylaws could make them the...

Faculty Senate to discuss suggestions from Higher Learning Commission

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 22, 2018


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Correction: The story has been edited to reflect that the meeting will be in a different location because of a scheduling change. A discussion about the suggestions from the 2014 Higher Learning Commission report and how the university can follow them will be held at the Faculty Senate’s meetin...

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 9, 2018


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The Faculty Senate looked at the possibility of creating another “vitalization” group at its Tuesday meeting. Institutional repository librarian Todd Bruns, who is currently on the Workgroup Review Committee, brought up the idea of making a group that could create its own recommendations for the...

Faculty Senate to hear about technology Tuesday

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 8, 2018


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With a new year rolling in, Eastern’s Faculty Senate has overarching themes that will continue to play an important role in meetings throughout the next semester. Its meeting on Tuesday will include a discussion with Joshua Awalt, the interim associate vice president for Information Technology Services,...

Faculty Senate talks IBHE dual credit concerns

Faculty Senate talks IBHE dual credit concerns

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

December 5, 2017


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Business professor Larry White, Eastern’s representative for the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s faculty advisory committee, talked about the committee’s concerns about dual credit programs at Tuesday’s meeting. The IBHE is an agency meant to allow all Illinois universities, public or pr...

President Glassman updates faculty senate on marketing, naming committee

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 14, 2017


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Eastern President David Glassman updated the Faculty Senate on recent marketing campaigns, calling them the “most aggressive” ones the university has ever seen, and said he met with student groups regarding the name change discussion surrounding Douglas Hall at Tuesday’s meeting. Josh Norman,...

Athletic director updates Faculty Senate on budget

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 31, 2017


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  Athletic director Tom Michael updated the Faculty Senate on the athletic department’s struggle with the budget impasse, including a lack of funding in facilities and a potential need to cut sports. The athletic department’s own budget was brought into question by economics professor...

Faculty Senate to hear from athletic director, discuss enrollment plans

Staff Report

October 30, 2017


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The Faculty Senate is set to hear from Athletic Director Tom Michael during the second half of its meeting Tuesday. It will also discuss the follow-up material from Josh Norman, associate vice president for enrollment management, at its next meeting Tuesday. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. in room...

Faculty Senate staffs committee, discusses impasse

Faculty Senate staffs committee, discusses impasse

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 17, 2017


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The Faculty Senate met on Tuesday to staff a committee that will review vitalization project Workgroups no. 8 and 9. The committee to review Workgroups no. 8 and 9 from the previous year’s vitalization program was officially staffed by members of the senate who voted with a ballot during the meeting. The...

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