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Faculty Senate votes to support Teach Out

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

March 21, 2017

The Faculty Senate discussed the report it sent to the administration reviewing Workgroup No.7’s recommendations on academic programs and passed a resolution supporting a Teach Out at its meeting Tuesday. The Faculty Senate had created a subcommittee in February to review the recommendations on...

Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee recommends philosophy retention

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

March 19, 2017

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee recommended there be no elimination, reorganization or reduction of the philosophy program or major in a final report submitted to the provost Monday during Spring Break. The committee convened after Workgroup No.7, which looked at academic...

Faculty Senate approves document analyzing Workgroup recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

March 8, 2017

The Faculty Senate voted to approve a document analyzing Workgroup No. 7’s vitalization project recommendations at its meeting Tuesday. During the vote, the senate factored in that comments and suggestions will be taken in, and revision of the document would occur before it was formally turned in. Faculty...

Departments, programs respond to referendum, vitalization project

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2017

Following the Faculty Senate's referendum last Tuesday, programs considered for elimination or consolidation reflected on how they are being affected by the vitalization project. Last week, 145 faculty members voted 'no confidence' in Workgroup No. 7’s process and outcomes in the vitalization project. The...

Faculty referendum shows “no confidence” vote in Workgroup No. 7

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 21, 2017

A majority of faculty members, 71.78 percent, who voted in a referendum voted “no confidence” in Workgroup No. 7’s process and outcomes during the vitalization project. The referendum, sent out by the Faculty Senate, asked faculty members to answer yes or no to the statement “I have confidence...

Academic programs present case to CAA

Chrissy Miller, Administration reporter

February 19, 2017

Programs recommended for elimination or reorganization by Workgroup No. 7, which looked at academic programs during the vitalization project, presented their cases before the Council on Academic Affairs Thursday. Four programs- philosophy, adult and community education, Africana studies and career...

Referendum results to be announced at next Faculty Senate meeting

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 14, 2017

The results of a referendum asking faculty to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the process and outcomes of vitalization project Workgroup No.7 are set to be announced next Tuesday. The referendum asks the faculty to vote yes or no to 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...

Faculty Senate creates subcommittee to review recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 1, 2017

The Faculty Senate voted to create a subcommittee to review the recommendations of Workgroup No. 7, which looked at academic programs and suggested eliminating or consolidating several of them, at its meeting Tuesday. The programs being considered for elimination are the bachelor’s programs in philosophy,...

Committee needs information on program elimination, consolidation by Friday

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 20, 2017

According to the EIU-UPI Unit A contract, the Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee needs to receive information by Friday about each program being considered for elimination or reorganization, if it would involve the layoff of an employee. The purpose of the committee is to...

CAA bylaw poses vitalization question

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 12, 2017

  A bylaw stating that the Council on Academic Affairs has jurisdiction on the addition, deletion or revision of all undergraduate programs and what this could mean for the vitalization project was brought up at Thursday’s CAA meeting. The article only pertains to undergraduate programs...

VP recommendations put online now under review

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 11, 2017

Editor’s Note: This story looks at some of the recommendations made in regards to academic programs during the vitalization project. Other Workgroup’s recommendations and how they pertain to and affect the Eastern community will be explored in future stories.   After being posted online, the final rec...

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