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Senate to discuss final resolution language for EIU Signature Experience

Staff Report

March 19, 2018

The Faculty Senate will discuss the final resolution language it will use concerning the “EIU Signature Experience” document from the Workgroup Review Committee as passed on March 6. The resolution, among other things, endorsed the recommendations made by the Workgroup Review Committee to establish...

Workgroup Review Committee looks at re-organizing Eastern into 5 colleges

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 7, 2018

At the latest meeting of the committee reviewing Workgroups no. 8 and 9’s recommendations during the vitalization project, members reviewed a draft of their own suggestions, which includes a reorganization of the university into five colleges. This five-college proposal would include a College of...

Review Committee plans final recommendations

Todd Bruns is an institutional repository librarian who is working on the committee to review Workgroups no. 8 and 9’s proposals. He, along with biological sciences professor Billy Hung, will began work on writing a draft of the review committees final proposal which is due before Jan 15th.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

December 10, 2017

With the final recommendations needing to be in by Jan. 15, the Workgroup Review Committee spent its meeting planning how to structure its proposal. The proposal was created from the committee reviewing Vitalization Project Workgroups No. 8 and 9`s recommendations over the last seven weeks. Members ...

Being aware, attending meetings is important

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2017

The committee to review Workgroups No. 8 and 9 have already had several meetings, and luckily they have been both open and transparent to the public. Committee members, as seen in Monday’s article of The Daily Eastern News, are actively discussing their views on recommendations made by the Work...

Committee meetings should be open

October 19, 2017

Higher education is now in a time of transition. Eastern is not an exception. Earlier in the week, we reported on the staffing and subsequent first meeting of a review committee that will look at Workgroup no. 8 and 9’s recommendations. Both workgroups made recommendations that could change the...

Final vitalization recommendations posted

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 25, 2017

Workgroups No. 8 and No. 9, Academic Visioning I and II, posted their recommendations on the vitalization project webpage earlier this week. Workgroup No. 9 recommended looking at reorganizing the academic colleges’ structure; reorganizing academics on Eastern’s website; creating a task force...

Workgroup No. 8 hears new master’s degree program proposal

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2017

Eric Davidson, interim director of Health Service, proposed three possible offerings for a master’s program in college health promotion during a meeting for Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I. Davidson suggested combining both the master’s in college student affairs and the master’s of science...

Workgroup No. 8 hears new ideas, defines micro degree

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 26, 2017

Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, discussed two concepts that could help students gain experience for their intended career at its meeting Friday. Technology professor Gabe Grant presented ideas for a new research, education and applied learning center, or REAL Center, as well as a Digital and...

Ideas for programs discussed at town hall

Steve Brantley discusses program ideas for Eastern at the Work Group no. 8 town hall meeting Thursday night in The Grand Ballroom of The Martin Luther King Jr. Union.

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 2, 2017

Ideas for programs that could potentially grow enrollment were discussed at Workgroup no. 8’s town hall meeting Thursday. The Workgroup is charged with making recommendations for new or modified programs, degree completion programs, signature programs and microdegrees. It is one of two Workgroups...

Workgroup No. 8 hosting Town Hall

Staff Report

February 2, 2017

Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, is hosting a town hall meeting to get feedback on their work in the vitalization project so far. They are asking those who participate to share their ideas for new or modified programs, completion programs, signature programs and micro degrees. Those unable...

Workgroup No. 8 seeks community feedback

Staff Report

January 18, 2017

Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, posted on the Vitalization Project website a 22-page summary of its discussion in order to solicit feedback from the campus community before its March 15 deadline, workgroup chair Jeff Stowell announced in an email Tuesday morning. The draft report notes that...

Workgroup No.8 discusses town hall meetings

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

December 5, 2016

  Workgroup no.8, Academic Visioning I, discussed sharing their group’s preliminary discussions online and having a town hall meeting next semester for the public to give feedback on them at their meeting Monday. An online draft of the group’s preliminary discussions will be posted on...

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