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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. 9 opens meeting to feedback

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

March 20, 2017

Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, invited Mona Davenport, director of Minority Affairs Kimberlie Moock ,director of New Student Programs and Karla Sanders, executive director of the Center for Academic Support and Assessment to its Monday meeting to further discuss feedback received from town hall...

Workgroup members analyze possible administration structures

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016

Workgroup No. 9, academic visioning II, talked about restructuring and even consolidating some administrative positions at their meeting Wednesday. During the meeting, group members reported how several in-state and out-of-state universities structure their academic colleges, departments and schools. Workgroup...

Workgroup talks feedback, potential innovations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 10, 2016

Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, discussed feedback given to them about their suggestions for reorganizing different academic areas and potentially innovating programs to market them better at their meeting Wednesday. Workgroup chair Melinda Mueller, a political science professor, emailed every...

Workgroup No.9 discusses organization of colleges

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2016

Workgroup No.9, Academic Visioning II, talked about a proposal that involves eight colleges and discussed suggestions about how to reorganize them at their meeting Wednesday. The Workgroup discussed renaming the College of Arts and Humanities the College of Arts and Letters. The College of Health...

Workgroup 9 discusses new college

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016

  Workgroup No. 9 talked about recommending organizing a new college of Human Health Studies at their meeting Wednesday. They also focused on reorganizing academic colleges and departments already at Eastern and brainstormed the different arrangements of academic programs. The group members...

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