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Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 10
Filed under News

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 ...

Tenure: helping or hurting?

Tenure: helping or hurting?

Gabi Wy, News Editor
April 20
Filed under News

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 ...

Tenure track: a new perspective

Bobby Shipman
October 16
Filed under Features

Assistant Professors Aimee Adam, Sakina Hughes and Lorinda Coan brought diverse backgrounds when they joined USI’s faculty as tenure track employees August 2013. Tenure means an employee cannot undergo termination without just cause or subjection to periodic contract renewals. Faculty members on...

Tenure Series: Aimee Mark

Tenure Series: Aimee Mark

Ariana Beedie
September 24
Filed under Features

Aimee Mark added a notch to her academic belt by receiving tenure this year. After six years of working hard for this achievement, her work paid off. “Typically it’s a six-year process,”  said Sid Hall, who gained tenure in 1993. Having tenure allows individuals to say what needs to be...

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