The Daily Eastern News

‘Year of transition’ underway at Eastern

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 20, 2018

A plan to restructure colleges and create a new one was approved by the board of trustees over the summer and put into effect during July. The plan involves many changes, including the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services, the creation of a new school of communications and journalism...

Faculty Senate raises issues with reorganization plan

Provost Jay Gatrell and C.C. Wharram, the director of the Center for Humanities, attended the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday at Booth Library. The meeting looked at Gatrell’s college reorganization plan, which was revealed on Monday.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

April 3, 2018

The Faculty Senate raised concerns with Provost Jay Gatrell’s college reorganization plan, which was first proposed Monday, at its meeting on Tuesday. The plan involves the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services, as well as combining the current College of Arts and Humanities with the Colleg...

Workgroup Review Committee submits final recommendations

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 16, 2018

The Workgroup Review Committee officially sent out their final draft of recommendations on Tuesday, with a copy being available on their website at This group was originally tasked with looking at the recommendations made by Workgroups No. 8 and 9 during the vitalization project. ...

Workgroup Review Committee to submit final report

Brooke Schwartz | The Daily Eastern News
The Workgroup Review Committee was staffed back in October and was tasked with looking back at suggestions made by last year's Workgroups no. 8 and 9. With their deadline approaching, the committee will be uploading their final recommendations Tuesday at noon on the committee website

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 15, 2018

The Workgroup Review Committee, which has been meeting since Oct. 20, will submit its final recommendations on Tuesday for Provost Jay Gatrell, Eastern President David Glassman and the rest of campus to see. The committee will be making three overarching recommendations: the creation of an Eastern ...

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Joshua Awalt is the interim associate V.P for Information Technology Services. He said his department is working hard to prepare for the campus-wide switch from Banner 8 to Banner 9, dealing with academic partnership, the WiFi on campus and more.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 9, 2018

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...

Vitalization referendum sent out

February 14, 2017

Faculty were emailed a referendum Monday asking them to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the process and outcomes of vitalization project Workgroup no.7. The Faculty Senate sent out the referendum, which asks faculty to answer yes or no the statement, “I have confidence in the process...

Faculty Senate finalizes vitalization referendum language

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 7, 2017

The Faculty Senate finalized language for a referendum on faculty confidence in the vitalization project process at its meeting Tuesday. The original referendum asked faculty to answer the question, “I have high confidence in the process employed by Vitalization Workgroup no.7 in the program review...

Workgroup no. 9 schedules town hall meetings

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

January 24, 2017

EDIT: Melinda Mueller was erroneously quoted in a previous version of this article. Mueller should have been quoted as saying the organization subcommittee may ultimately conclude the current academic college organization should be kept the way it is. The News regrets the error. The members of Workgroup no. ...

Intercollegiate athletics workgroup review data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 16, 2016

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, came to explain data to Workgroup no. 4, which focuses on intercollegiate athletics. Every year, the NCAA requires the university to do two reports: one internal report the accountant does due Dec. 15 and an annual audit of that information. When...

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