The Daily Eastern News

Faculty react to Eastern’s COVID-19 plans

Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo

March 13, 2020

As the campus community works to sort through all new changes coming to Eastern because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Eastern educators shared their concerns and thoughts on the new alternative instructional methods that will be in place.  Instructors will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-spe...

Faculty, staff invited to luncheon

Staff Report

October 23, 2019

A faculty and staff appreciation luncheon will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McAfee Gym. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the free event, “Blue-B-Que,” celebrating them during Homecoming Week. The event will include food, music, games, giveaways and prizes for the...

EIU faculty grants could be affected by shutdown

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019

Grants for faculty-led research face the possibility of being affected if the government shutdown continues, but as of right now Eastern has not seen an immediate problem. Robert Chesnut, the director of grants and research for research and sponsored programs, said there really is not a huge emergen...

Faculty may have voice in 360-degree review of administrators

Todd Bruns speaks to Faculty Senate members during a Jan. 8 meeting at Booth Library.

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019

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 discusses Unit B involvement in senate

Todd Bruns is the Faculty Senate chair and the scholarly communication librarian and institutional director. The Faculty Senate met Tuesday at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of the Mary J Booth Library.

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 2, 2018

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

Steve Brantley is the head of reference and instruction services and a member of the Faculty Senate. The senate met Tuesday and discussed Unit B faculty participation on the senate, shared governance and a presidential lecture series.

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

September 4, 2018

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

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 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

  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...

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