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Faculty react to Eastern’s COVID-19 plans

March 12, 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...

Faculty, staff invited to luncheon

October 22, 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...

EIU faculty grants could be affected by shutdown

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...

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.
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....

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.
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...

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.
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,...

Mark Bayer honored as Graduate Faculty of Month

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...

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

December 7, 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,...

Interim positions caused by budget impasse, vacancies in departments

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...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

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...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

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...

Faculty Senate reducing members

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...

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