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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...

Faculty Senate discusses plan following final review committee recommendations

Jemmie Robertson, professor of trombone euphonium and Faculty Senate chair, listens to Jeff Stowell, psychology professor and vice chair of the Faculty Senate, Tuesday in Booth Library. Stowell will continue making rounds to different committees to get feedback on the shared governance.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

March 20, 2018

The next steps being taken following the Workgroup Review Committee’s final recommendations were discussed at the Faculty Senate’s meeting Tuesday. Provost Jay Gatrell said for the past week, he has been taking shareholders around and gotten feedback on a possible college reorganization plan that...

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...

Faculty Senate to address its response to Workgroup Review Committee Recommendations

Staff Report

March 5, 2018

The Faculty Senate will discuss its response to the recommendations of the Workgroup Review Committee at its meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. The Workgroup Review Committee analyzed suggestions originally made by Workgroups No. 8 and 9 during the vitalization project. Workgroups...

Faculty Senate to examine Workgroup Review Committee recommendations, discuss potential Charleston Bike Path

Staff Report

February 19, 2018

The Faculty Senate is set to discuss, among other items, its response to the recommendations of the Workgroup Review Committee at its next meeting. During the Workgroup Review Committee’s meetings, it looked at the recommendations made by vitalization project Workgroups no. 8 and 9. These recommendations...

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 ...

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 ...

Keep hard work in mind as semester finally ends

Staff Report

December 10, 2017

The smell of burnt coffee grounds, sorrow, joy and a hint of salty tears linger across campus as students brace themselves for a long week of cramming for finals, and professors grade late work as a one last favor.  However, as the year finally reaches an end, and students chug those unhealthy amoun...

Faculty Senate talks IBHE dual credit concerns

Larry White is a professor of management information systems and operations management. He also represents Eastern on the faculty advisory board of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

December 5, 2017

Business professor Larry White, Eastern’s representative for the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s faculty advisory committee, talked about the committee’s concerns about dual credit programs at Tuesday’s meeting. The IBHE is an agency meant to allow all Illinois universities, public or pr...

Workgroup Review Committee looks at positives and negatives to college restructuring

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

December 3, 2017

As the deadline for the Workgroup Review Committee approaches, members took Friday’s meeting to discuss the positives and negatives of restructuring current colleges and about the addition of a University College. In its previous meeting, the committee discussed moving programs around enough so...

Workgroup Review Committee rejects ‘University College,’ explores possibility of health college

Stephan Lucas, the interim associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies and Douglas Klarup, interim dean of the College of Sciences, provided a dean’s view on the restructuring of colleges. They both agreed that starting a new college was not possible, but rearranging what Eastern already has could be done.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 26, 2017

The Workgroup Review Committee focused on Workgroup no. 9’s proposal to create a “University College” and add a College of Health at its meeting Friday. Right now, Eastern has four academic colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Education and Professional Studies, the Colle...

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