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Faculty Senate discusses Unit B involvement in senate

Faculty Senate discusses Unit B involvement in senate

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Faculty Senate discusses allowing Unit B faculty to serve in senate

Faculty Senate discusses allowing Unit B faculty to serve in senate

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Faculty Senate discussed the role Unit B faculty should, or are able to, play on the senate, as well as shared governance and an annual lecture series at its meeting Tuesday. Annually contracted faculty, a part of the overall Unit B faculty, make up from one-third to one-fourth of almost every dep...

Mark Bayer honored as Graduate Faculty of Month

Staff Report

March 6, 2018


Filed under News

February’s Graduate Faculty of the Month went to business professor Mark Bayer. In her nomination of Bayer, graduate student Samantha Hilger said he is extremely deserving of the nomination. “He is engaging, fun and relates the material to real-life examples. He makes all of his students interested...

Faculty taking on an overload of classes could lead to contractual violations

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under News

Faculty departures and financial strains on the university have caused faculty members to take on an overload of work assignments, leading to departmental violations of the EIU-UPI contract. Overload, as defined in the contract, is any course load that is more than 24 credit units a year. Anything...

Interim positions caused by budget impasse, vacancies in departments

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under News

Because of the recently-ended budget crisis and the need for individuals to fill positions quickly, Eastern has a number of administrators currently serving on an interim basis. Being interim means that the university has only done an internal search for the position, and the person in it is not in...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

Staff Report

October 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Homecoming, Opinions

When hard times come upon us, people are often asked to step up and do more than they usually do to continue to make sure everything functions smoothly. It can be easy to ignore things that are not as they should be during Homecoming week. After all, it is a time for celebrating school pride and relieving...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under News, Online

The Faculty Senate heard about the effects an unconventional admissions cycle has had on recruitment at its meeting Tuesday. Admissions Director Kelly Miller told the senate that Admissions is in the process of filling some positions. “This gives us an opportunity to look at territory, be more...

Faculty Senate reducing members

Staff Report

March 6, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  The Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal from its Executive Committee that would reduce the number of positions on the senate at its meeting Tuesday. According to the proposal, the committee proposes reducing the positions from 15 to 12 over the next three election cycles. “All Senate...

Students and faculty speculate Trump’s presidency

Students and faculty speculate Trump’s presidency

Marisa Foglia, Pop Culture Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase

Donald Trump is the official president-elect of 2016, and students and faculty are debating what he will do with his presidential power. The results of the election started coming in after 6 p.m. Tuesday leaving the country anxiously awaiting the announcement of the next president. Chloe Gottschalk,...

Faculty losses cause departmental challenges

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under News

Editors Note: This is the first part of a longer series exploring faculty departures at Eastern. The next part will explore the effect these departures have on the university. Faculty members have been leaving Eastern over the last few years, leaving academic departments to find a way to cover cla...

Faculty gives final ideas for president search

Braden Harp, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2014


Filed under News

Faculty had the chance to voice their preferences to the Presidential Search Committee at a final search forum Wednesday.  They brought attention to several concerns about the selection of a new president including where the candidate was from, bringing a sense of camaraderie to the faculty, and ...

Philosophy professor awarded as faculty laureate

Philosophy professor awarded as faculty laureate

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 27, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Grant Sterling, a philosopher professor, was chosen as this year’s faculty laureate. The ceremony took place last Friday in Lantz Arena. The faculty laureate is an annual award that recognizes a faculty member for excellence in teaching general education classes. Nominees must be a current...

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