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Faculty Senate to vote on letter addressing executive order

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 15
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Faculty Senate got political in its Friday meeting Feb. 10. The senate will vote on an open letter to the university regarding the recent executive order on immigration in the coming days. Executive Order 13769 bars refugees from entering the country for 120 days and temporarily bans immigrants from...

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 10
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Grant Edwards said there isn’t much that would make him want to do the course evaluations that students receive at the end of each semester. “They send you a bunch of emails near the end of the semester and you’re in the middle of studying and working on other things and you just don’t have time ...

Faculty Senate approves open letter, syllabus template

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
December 8
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Faculty Senate voted to approve a post-election open letter on civility to the university along with the syllabus template for faculty on Friday. “The faculty at the University of Southern Indiana wholeheartedly embraces the university’s mission to prepare individuals to live wisely in a diverse and...

Faculty Senate discusses syllabi

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
September 7
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Faculty Senate’s first decision of the semester is to “remind” the chairs of departments to monitor course syllabi and curriculum changes by instructors. The senate spent nearly half of the one hour and 45 minute meeting discussing problems when instructors within each department, specifically t...

Tenure: helping or hurting?

Tenure: helping or hurting?

Gabi Wy, News Editor
April 20
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Cassidy Ferguson doesn’t pay attention to her educators’ job titles. While students like Ferguson took courses this year without a thought to whether their teachers hold doctorates, Faculty Senate discussed promotion and tenure at length. The conversation, which lasted an entire academic year, is not ...

SGA requests Senate change finals dates

Gabi Wy, News Editor
March 31
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All Matt Peak wanted to do during graduation was get on stage, “wear a funny hat” and leave. Peak, who graduated in 2015, said he couldn’t enjoy the ceremony with the thought that he still had finals left to take. “The entire process was absolutely ridiculous,” he said. “Give me my diploma whe...

Senate considers more ‘closed sessions’

Gabi Wy, News Editor
February 23
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Faculty Senate is considering delegating discussion time to separate “executive sessions” rather than in the public meetings. At Faculty Senate’s meeting Feb. 19, senate chair Rex Strange said there’s been conversation about how long Faculty Senate takes to make decisions. “Last year...

Faculty discusses outside speakers

Gabi Wy, News Editor
February 5
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Faculty Senate wants to find the balance between protecting university students and protecting First Amendment Rights. Based on complaints concerning Campus Ministry USA’s visit to campus Dec. 7, Faculty Senate discussed a drafted policy addressing potentially offensive speakers on campus Friday...

Separate committees shorten regular SGA time

Gabi Wy, News Editor
January 21
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Student Government Association has been keeping it brief this semester. At its half-hour meeting Jan. 21, SGA largely delegated further discussions about issues to meetings outside of the general assembly. Housing member-at-large Tanner Milazzo proposed asking the university to provide a marker...

Background checks turn from practice to policy

Gabi Wy, News Editor
December 8
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Faculty Senate voted to endorse the new Child Protection Policy detailing the process of background checks and hiring workers for events involving minors at its meeting Dec. 4.

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Add/drop policy keeps faculty involved

Gabi Wy, News Editor
December 7
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Faculty Senate voted to endorse a policy requiring an instructor’s signature to add or drop any class after the registration period.

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Faculty Senate discusses campus safety

Gabi Wy
October 18
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Faculty Senate raised concerns with Director of Public Safety Steve Woodall Friday in light of the recent Umpqua Community College shooting. Woodall said campus security looks tighten security for classrooms. Currently, some classrooms can be secured from the exterior, but oftentimes teachers keep the doo...

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